So, who cares what is discussed first? The end result is what matters. Borders and security are the main issues. When these are solved it may be easier to find resolutions to the other issues. Don't only focus on what you want to have. You have to be able to give your opponent enough to want to make a deal. Most of the effort, talent, and creativity should be spent finding attractive benefits for the opponent. In the end it is what you can give that will secure a good deal.
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from the article: Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for direct peace talks