Israel EmbDC, November 28, 2012.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has a decision to make. Directly negotiate peace with Israel, or make a bad situation worse. Time and time again, President Obama and other world leaders have called him to the negotiating table. Time and time again President Abbas has chosen the futile path.
Leadership is needed now. President Abbas must stop the journey in the wrong direction–appealing to the United Nations–turn away from the cliff, and return to the negotiating table. The path to peace begins with the seven minutes between Jerusalem and Ramallah, not on UN podiums. Going to the UN General Assembly is a mistake.
Israel continues to seek a solution of two states for two peoples, the Jewish state of Israel next to an Arab state of Palestine, side by side in peace and security.