West Bank Kidnapping Poses Opportunity to Reset Netanyahu-Abbas Ties

Like Ehud Olmert in 2007, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should exploit the kidnapping to restart his relationship with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

It is still too early to guess when and how the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens in the Etzion Bloc area of the West Bank will end. This tragic incident is definitely one of the low points in Israeli-Palestinian relations in the past five years of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s term in office. But with judicious management, the incident could be used to restart Netanyahu’s relationship with Palestinian...