The necessity of a national homeland for the Jewish people is the most basic tenet of Zionism. There is no realistic chance of Abbas recognizing Israel as the "state of the jewish people", revealing he is the first zionist arab leader. There is no realistic chance of an Israeli PM accepting a settlement freeze for the duration of negotiations. In lest words, there is no realistic chance for the long term survival of the Jewish state.
from the article: No realistic chance of permanent Middle East peace