The territory that Olmert was insisting upon lay atop the West Bank aquifer, and in exchange he offered territory next to the Gaza Strip (marginal, at best) and in the Judean Desert (hello! D.e.s.e.r.t.). Look at that map, and ponder that for 42 years the mantra, the mantra, the mantra of Israel has been that it must have "defensible borders". Yet there is KEDUMIM, and ARIEL, and MA'ALEH ADUMIM, and EFRAT, and all of them sticking their arses out into "Palestine", just waiting for a swift kick up the Khyber. If there were ever a shooting war against a competent army then those cities - all of 'em - would be regarded as completely indefensible. It really is nauseating to see the gulf between what zionists *say* they want and what they really *do* want. The duplicity and the dishonesty is, really, quite breathtaking.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas: Olmert offered PA land equaling 100% of West Bank