TEL AVIV — We don’t know.
That’s the operative phrase in the new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks announced last week and ostensibly set to begin in the coming days in Washington.
We don’t know their parameters, or if Israel will freeze settlements, release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners or agree to negotiate based on its pre-1967 borders.
We don’t know whether the PA has agreed to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
We don’t know how long PA President Mahmoud Abbas will hold off on taking Israel to the International Criminal Court.
Most of all, we don’t know whether they’ll lead anywhere.