DT: "Abbas represented the PA in official int`l talks" Of course, David is talking about the Road Map. Or, to use it's full title: "A Performance-Based Roadmap to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" Note the "performance-based" part of the title, David? The PLO can not contribute to that "performance" because the interim PA has responsibility over the infrastucture within the occupied territories. That was why it was set up at Olso. THAT's why Abbas had to sign as the head of the PA, because the *tasks* that the Palestinians had to "perform" under Phase I are properly addressed to the PA. But get to Phase III, David, when the Permanent Status Agreement gets carried out and - GOSH! - no word about who sits at THAT table. Indeed, look at Phase II, and you'll see the "independent Palestinian state with provisional borders" gets launched at an "international conference" and - GOSH! - it is completely open-ended who sits at THAT table.
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from the article: Arab leaders rule out amending Saudi proposal