If Israel wants to make peace with the Palestinian, nothing about UN recognition will impede that process. Official UN membership will no effect on the outome. So why all the fuss? There is a case where international recognition matters, and its when no deal gets made. If the status quo is what Israel's really bargaining for, they have a real reason to fear change. Given this, the ferocity of Israel's counter attack starts making sense.Under the circumstance, Abbas would wise to to take Netanyahu's sudden mania for negotiations with a large grain of salt.
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from the article: Abbas has shown Israel he is not like Arafat