The issue of Arab recognition of Israel as the nation and the embodiment of the Jewish people is and has been the central issue been since 1948. If Abbas cannot shake hands with Olmert as the leader ( unfortunately that is who Israel is stuck with at this time) of the Jewish nation of Israel, it is an admission of Bad Faith on his part and that palestinians hold to the exact same positions they held in 1948. 'No' to Israel the Jewish nation is 'no' to Israel.
Turkish prime minister to form interim government with at least 2 Kurdish ministers (AP)
from the article: Peace is not child's play