"Erekat`s maximalist position guarantees the latter." Huh? Erekat has never demanded the destruction of Israel. The majority of Pals have repeatedly made it clear that they will accept a 2 state solution based on the World's decision (UN 242) that Israel must withdraw from lands occupied in 1967 and address the refugee issue fairly. It is Israel that insists on a maximalist position. It will never return what the entire world (including the US) knows that it has stolen. No country recognizes any right of Israel to the WB or Gaza. Who is maximalist and unreasonable?
Defense Ministry says had no knowledge of alleged improper defense deals by Gal Hirsch (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinian official: We're ready for talks with U.S., but not Israel