What do you think Arafat and the PLO were thinking when they negotiated with Israel? Who is Abbas been talking to? Don't you know that Hamas said that it would accept a negotiated deal with Israel once there has been a referendum? It's because the Palestinians now offer a deal with Israel that Israel has made up this ridiculous demand. Has any country ever done this or even been asked to do so by Israel? No. In any case, only governments 'recognise' other governments, and all that means is that they will deal with them, not that they like them. On the other hand, the Likud Charter refuses to allow a Palestinian state.
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from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks