I am not certain I understand your effort to connect the Abbas willingness to accept the 2009 Olmert offer, and what Abbas is demanding now. Its like Camp David and Taba. Attention Deficit Syndrome is treatable. Israel never made official the peace agreement Abbas said he would accept. Since then Israel has expanded on its violations of international law by continuing to build in the settlements in the West Bank and expropriate more Palestinian homes in E. Jerusalem. Abbas would be smart to demand the 1967 border as the lynchpin of negotiations. He would have UN and EU and general international community support. Who cares how wide Israel would be under 1967 borders. Israel has one of the most sophisticated powerful armed forces in the world. It would fear attack from the Palestinians who have no aircraft, no tanks, no artillery (rockets are not effective in combat) no crew survived weapons and no command and control structure? You Jews act as if you are all at Masada.
- 6:49 PM
from the article: Response / Henry Siegman on Burston and 'Israel's pathology'