Obama’s Plan: Let Netanyahu and Abbas Stew in Their Juices

Senior White House official tells Haaretz U.S. president hopes that after a few months with no negotiations and less U.S. involvement, both sides will understand it is in their interest to renew talks.

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to use the “time out” in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, which he announced in the wake of the failure of American mediation efforts, to cause the respective leaders to stew in their own juices.