Topic: Saeb Erakat
US envoy George Mitchell meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tonight and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas amid discouragement about prospects for peace.
If a two-state deal isn't reached by 2011, then Palestinians should push for a one-state solution.
A lead Palestinian peace negotiator says the demand for a full settlement freeze – not a partial one – is a precondition to resuming peace talks. But a meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas is still possible in September.
A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said "natural growth" would continue in existing settlements after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a complete halt.