Does Abbas expect more from Netanyahu than Olmert? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chris
    • 16.12.09 | 03:02 (IST)

    Abbas had the opportunity to negotiate a peace deal with Olmert in the fall of 2008, but Abbas was not willing to settle for the terms that Olmert would offer. Every indication is that Netanyahu will offer less than Olmert did. This suggests two possibilities: A. Abbas has an unrealistic assessment of Netanyahu's willingness to make an offer that goes beyond what Olmert offered, or B. Abbas knows that there is no chance of a deal within six months, even if Israel adopts a total freeze on construction beyond the 1949 cease fire line, and he is deliberately presenting an excessively optimistic prediction of a deal within six months as part of political or diplomatic maneuvering.

    from the article: Abbas to Haaretz: Peace possible in 6 months if Israel freezes all settlements
    First published 02:04 16.12.09 | Last updated 12:24 16.12.09
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