Now the negotiations take on a momentum of their own. The stakes are raised and possession of failure will be historic. A peace dividend would secure a legacy for Netanyahu... as the first Israeli Prime Minister who procured peace with the Palestinians. Something Rabin only daydreamed about. And history would remember Abu Mazen... as the father of a Palestinian State. And nothing like the failed leadership of Arafat. All this, for merely executing the parameters of an agreement... that are well known ahead of time.
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from the article: Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for direct peace talks