What's the big surprise they don't want talks or peace. Bibi's career is based on the fear of the public to comprimise. Abbas owes his job and fame to being a moderate, and couldn't cut a deal for fear of extremists who would attempt to assasinate him, so he makes impossible demands and is turned down and everyone is happy being unhappy. Reverse Pyschology 101. Only Mitchell overplayed his hand spoiled the fake neutrality by trying to pressure Bibi. The settlements don't need to be frozen, they need to be dismantlted or negotiated to stay in exchange for comparable land. Are there israeli's ready to surrender their land in Israel? This problem has gone on for 60 years because the parties prefer the situation as it is to either comprimise or total capitulation. Why doesn't Gaza rejoin Egypt, and the West Bank be incorporated into Jordan? Because Arabs don't want Arabs. sad.
Palestinian teen arrested for allegedly rioting in East Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks