Abbas rejects Liberman land-swap plan

Jan 08, 2014, 1:38 PM EST
alestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is pictured during a meeting with the Speaker of Lithuania's parliament Seimas at the parliament in Vilnius on October 22, 2013.

Avigdor Liberman's proposal to exchange areas with high Arab populations for territory in Judea and Samaria is not new; his support for John Kerry's so called "framework deal" is, however. That plan has so far seemingly not gained traction with Mahmoud Abbas or Benjamin Netanyahu, which leavesa the fate of this round of negotiations deeply uncertain.