"Two parties in a negotiation, both make preconditions and Haaretz slams the Israelis." The entire thrust of this article this that there is *no* negotiation. Israel refuses to commit to negotiation. Israel is insisting - as it always does - that preconditions be met before it will agree to negotiations. The Other Side is saying NO, you either accept or reject this initiative as a basis for negotions; you do not get to fiddle around the edges, kick the tires, and all the while mutter "Hmmmmm, hmmmm, hmmmmm, maybe, maybe...". If you want to haggle over the price then you gotta actually sit down across the table. The Other Side is sick to death of this prevarication. The Other Side saying No More Pussy-footing Around. You are either serious about peace, or you are not. Israel is not. It will not even say wether it will negotiate based in the Saudi initiative. It will not put forward its own initiative in reply. It is not serious about peace.
U.S. defense chief tells Congress: Military options remain against Iran (DPA)
from the article: Arab leaders rule out amending Saudi proposal