I disagree with those who think that direct negotiations will damage either side's position. I think the process will have no bearing on political standing of Abbas or Natanyahu. Only the failure or success of the process that will have an impact. In this case even failure will have some positive consequence, namely the dismantling of the illusion, that indeed Natanyahu means business and contrary to popular views that he is bluffing.
Turkey won't hold election after ruling AK Party changes leader (Reuters)
from the article: Ramon was right