Now Pres.Abbas is being taken seriously.He has move forward in its own pace, without a Revolution. He is having a good Security Force, led by an able Member of the new cabinet. he is asserting his Authority in a slow but sure manner. All he needs from PM Olmert is that he be given something that he can show to the PALESTINIANS that he is getting something to ease their miseries.Examples, some of the Prisoners are made free, the TAX money are released. etc.
from the article: PM willing to start dialogue with Saudis, join regional summit