Netanyahu Is Trying to Prevent Negotiations From Even Starting

Netanyahu's two conditions that the Palestinians must recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people, and that the negotiations must deal with all the core issues ensure Abbas has no room to maneuver.

The prime minister is speaking to us in English again − this time from the pages of the Washington Post. The idea he proposed is actually captivating: It’s worth adopting just to see Benjamin Netanyahu sitting in a tent on the seam line between Jerusalem and Ramallah, perhaps next to the A-Ram checkpoint, from which he will be able to see the distress of thousands of Palestinians up close. “Until we...