Roundup: Abbas’s ‘redline,’ McDonough mulled for WH chief of staff


(Photo: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 4, 2012. The Palestinians accused Israel in a letter to the United Nations of planning to commit further “war crimes” by expanding Jewish settlements.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman.)