Once the elections became scheduled, Olmert could have offered the moon and all the stars and the entirety of the West Bank and Gaza and Jerusalem and it would have been irrelevant. Actually once the elections were hinted at because of the corruption allegations. The Knesset would not have endorsed the offer, ever. Abbas knew this. Olmert made himself irrelevant. Netanyahu was elected as the ultimate not-Olmert, just as Obama was elected as the ultimate not-Bush.
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