However, in recent days, the US has stepped up pressure on
Abbas to go to direct talks now.
In a July 17 meeting, Mitchell told Abbas that direct talks
must begin soon in order to keep Obama engaged, according to the Palestinian memo, which summarized recent diplomatic efforts
and was e-mailed to leaders of Abbas' Fatah movement.
Mitchell told Abbas that in the event of direct talks,
the US administration can push forcefully for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, according to the document.
If Abbas refuses to negotiate, Obama may not be able to be of much help, get the settlement curb extended or prevent the demolition
of Arab homes in east Jerusalem, the document said.
would explain alot about what has been happening here in the USA. The pressure that is being directed towards Abbas is actually
setting the stage for more powerful pressure against Israel by the Obama admin. If Abbas relents, the disruptive period connected
to these direct talks and the pressure that will be placed upon Israel concerning Jerusalem, "settlements", borders,
and land, will be unlike any previously seen before in this nation.
The oil spill is not done, but has been set in
place for the next round. Earthquakes, conducive atmospheres, economic, and political turmoil will be in the mix.