We didn't ask for or get permission to recognize Israel. We don't seek permission to up relations with Palestine. Statehood for Palestine is coming. The "armored" cars are just bullet resistant and carry no weapons. Abbas wants a reply to his "borders and security offer." None has been transmitted yet through Mitchell. You'd think Netanyahu would have some reply if he was serious about finding peace.
Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. upgrades diplomatic ties with Palestinians in bid to woo Abbas