Abbas celebrating 52 year anniversary of Fatah blended with Fatah marching in Gaza Photos Twitter Fatah and Gatestone Inst accounts LOGO DPContrary to the world's assertion that Israel is responsible for failure of the two-state solution, Khaled Abu Toameh reports that the reality inside the Palestinian territories is a no-state solution. Abbas's own party is split in half, defecting to Hamas, and most Palestinians want him to go. As a result, there is no functional government to lead an independent Palestinian state.

Netanyahu Abbas shake hands at Peres funeral Photo YouTube screenshot RT channelAttended by leaders around the world, the funeral of Shimon Peres facilitated a number of encounters - including a handshake and words between PM Netanyahu and PA President Abbas.

Netanyahu Photo YouTube screenshot IsraelPM channel WITH QUOTEOver the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau uploaded a video to Facebook. His assertion of Palestinian intent for a Jew-free state was explicit. Perhaps it was his conclusion that provoked the US State Department to respond. "Ethnic cleansing for peace is absurd," Netanyahu said. 

Putin and Abbas meet in Moscow Sept 2015 Photo YouTube screenshot President Abbas channelPA President Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow when he wrote his doctoral thesis denying the Holocaust. Was he more than just a student?

Abbas Netanyahu meet in DC Sept 2010 Photo Israeli GPO Moshe MilnerIf anyone might persuade Mahmoud Abbas to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, it is Vladimir Putin. If Putin succeeds and regardless the outcome, there will be cause to celebrate. Still, Abbas's intransigence makes it unlikely. Octoberfest - with beer, not vodka - will remain in Europe.

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