that there is a definite association that if the current pressure to secure a settlement freeze everywhere, including East Jerusalem, than seeking that objective in the political process wouldn't achieve it either. This is not a given. And it's not a board game or computer game which can predetermine an outcome. In the Israeli-Egyptian peace process, there were no preconditions to stop all construction activities in the Sinai before negotiations began and Israel returned the whole Sinai to Egypt and signed a peace agreement. However, one shouldn't argue against the core issues immediately being addressed during direct talks because deferring these difficult issues has been a mistake. One might be surprised as to what a particular government could deliver when there's open dialogue.
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from the article: Palestinian PM to Haaretz: We will have a state next year