What a horrendous idea. The issues are far, far too great and the implications far, far too enormous to enter into ANY negotiations with a third party. Does Abbas feel incompetent? Truth is, the whole idea of negotiating now is a dead issue, mouthed by participants who have no real desire to start them or belief in their efficacy should they be started. Let Abbas deal with Hamas before anything can be resolved. Gaza is one big question mark with New Occupiers, a.k.a. Islamist Hamas. And who the he^%l is the U.S. to take on such a role? The Obama regime has no particular liking or real allegiance to Israel, it can only go badly. Verrry badly.
Two killed as Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire (AP)
from the article: Abbas to U.S.: Negotiate with Israel on our behalf