A senior Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas will quit Mideast peace talks if Israel resumes construction in West Bank settlements now that 10-month-old building restrictions have expired.
Palestinians have repeatedly threatened to quit U.S.-mediated talks relaunched earlier this month in Washington if Israel does not extend the freeze on new settlement construction that ended at midnight.
Israel has not offered to renew the restrictions, despite demands from Washington and the Palestinians to do so.
Sadly, this only gets reported in loud detail when the Palestinians exercise their turn, so the trick is how to turn this into their fault. I have no doubt Wolf Blitzer and FoxNews are up to the task.