Dear Mr. VP,
You’ll be in the Middle East in the near future, and unsurprisingly, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National Authority, is refusing to meet with you.
The position of the Palestinians is that the U.S. took a side in the conflict, and so we can no longer be considered part of the peace process.
Your spokesperson said Abbas “is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region.”
Ohhhh, I think we might be the ones who walked away.