Abbas seems to be revelling in his rejection of Obama and the quartet’s request to return to negotiations. Khaled Abu Toameh, a wonderfully clear thinker, puts his perspective on the latest round here. Netanyahu has agreed to return to negotiations. The anti-Israel spinmasters are working overtime to nullify the fact that Netanyahu is prepared to negotiate without preconditions and Abbas is not. Look for false equivalences and other linguistic ploys.
Meanwhile Reuters Middle East Watch has its own take on the Palestinian spring .. Ouch!