At the last elections, the Palestinian people choose Hamas to represent them. Israel conspired with Abbas, first in an attempted coup in Gaza, and then by arresting all the Hamas ministers so that leadership would revert to Abbas. Abbas became Israels man. He is not the man that should be representing the Palestinian people in dealings with Israel. If Israel is serious about peace, they should wait for elections and deal with whomever wins. Any peace deal made with Abbas would stink of treachery and corruption.
5 wounded Syrians rushed to northern Israeli hospital (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak, Mubarak talks to focus on coaxing Abbas to negotiating table