"there can be no peace agreement while thousands of prisoners are in Israeli jails" This after Olert(the weak) just released 90 as a "goodwill gesture",which follow the 250 or so he released a while ago as a "goodwill gesture". It seems Abbas,emboldened by all these"goodwill gestures" just thinks he can get more and more,and actually I can't blame him for thinking that,if Olmert seems determined to appease. BUT..Olmert is making all the efforts to compromise,while Abbas keeps making more demands,which he must know will not be accepted,thus it is he who is defeating the peace process. Any concession to an Arab is seen as a sign of weakness,in their way of thinking. Force is all they understand and respect.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)
from the article: PA: Police deployed in Nablus before receiving Israeli okay