Abbas doesn't have to recognize Israel as a historical state. He just has to agree to the idea of the original partition plan that divided the British Mandate of Palestine into a "Jewish State" now Israel and an "Arab State" now to be Palestine. It is accepting the difference and principle that defines the two-state solution.
IDF deputy chief: I had no intention to compare IDF, trends in Germany 70 years ago (Haaretz)
from the article: Aluf Benn / Who will blink first as peace talks stakes pile ever higher?
'Quiet and regular daily routine are a mutual interest and we will strive to keep them,' IDF says.04:42 05.05.16 | 4 comments