if true, sounds very similar to the final peace offer made by PM Ehud Barak to Yasir Arafat at the Camp David talks in 2000. Then, too, Arafat, like Abbas, made no answer to Barak's offer. Could it be that in both cases, the Palestinian leader of the time (Arafat in 2000, Abbas in 2008) was in favor of the offer, but was unable, or afrais, to accept the offer because of his fear of the reaction of the more extreme elements of the Palestinian leadership? If this is so, then the hopes of peace are slim, because any Palestinian leader will always align himself with the demands of the most extreme faction, or will make no answer to Israeli offers.
In three days, Greek coastguard rescues 2,500 migrants (Reuters)
from the article: Olmert: Abbas never responded to my peace offer