Abbas knows that if he goes in there without the pre conditions he put forth it will be too much of a gamble for him to know if someone as right wing as BIbi will make enough concessions in direct nagotians to give Palestinians the bare minimum of what they will agree on.This will cause the Palestinian people to lose faith in Fatah, Hamas will gain control which would undermine any hope of two state solution for years and years. .Because of Salam Fayyad, theWest Bank is increasingly becomeing less radical and more economically stable. Abbas knows he'll be able to eventually declare a unilatal Palestinian state with the backing of the international community and doesn't need Israel to do it. It's a political game and for the first time in history the Palestinians have the upper hand, and I'm hoping the ability to create a peaceful state along side Israel :) Wouldn't it be ironic if in the end , despite their history of irationality and violence, the Palestinians are the ones to out menuver the israelis and are shown as peace loving victors claiming their freedom after all these years. It might not happen but hey, it's a pleasant day dream..
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