Abbas has become obsessed with the idea of being regional hardpan - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forevere
    • 26.05.13 | 20:50 (IDT)

    What Kerry said made sense whereby temporary borders are created short term so you have some kind of commitment by BOTH SIDES, things like settlements would not matter because when final borders are decided the palestinians can choose to either let the settlers stay or go. The problem from day 1 has been we want to go from the start - the finish in one go rather than baby steps dealing with single issues because when you try create a package from the start if you can't agree on one thing then the whole deal collapses, you could be 99% of the way there but you just cant agree on one issue so everybody walks away and its back to stage 1. What happens if we were to agree on borders but refused Abbas problem he wants to be a hard man and since he got his UN upgrade he has just got worse and keeps setting more and more conditions just to talk to each other about the idea of creating a palestinians state. Even when Bibi offered a 10 month building freeze Abbas was making new preconditions bibi could not accept and when the 10 ,months came to an end Abbas blamed the lack of talks on settlements Abbas needs to go and be replaced by a post oslo politician not a revolutionary from trom the Arafat era because revolutionaries are the hardest to get ti dio deals because they dedicated their lives to the cause going to jail and all but a politician doesn't have that revolutionary spirit so is more likely to make compromises..

    from the article: Abbas tells Israel: Palestinians won't accept deal based on temporary borders
    First published 07:11 27.05.13 | Last updated 19:01 26.05.13
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