Netanyahu doesn't want to pickup the negotiations from where they ended with Olmert as the Palestinian side is asking because Netanyahu intends on offering far less than his predecessor. The Palestinians obviously aren't interested in starting negotiations from Step 1 all over again with Netanyahu like they are forced to do everytime an Israeli government falls in early elections or is ousted from power. That is absurd.
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from the article: Netanyahu: PA has made strategic choice to delay peace talks