There it is Olmert, Abbas refuses to rcognizes jewish israel. They only want a palestinian state. There is nothing to negotiate. make deals with local business councils, chase Fatah and Hamas leadership out of west bank and gaza; let the local business leaders account for security, take over Philadelpia route.Arrange arab citizenship with Jordan. If the world wants to start over 47, then go back to the original mandate and include the state of Jordan in the partition plan. Develop non-oil based cars to get out of total dependence on US. Olmert and Ramon should understand that if their policies hurt israel, then the israeli public will tear them apart. Olmert should really understand this. he won't be able to retire in comfort.
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from the article: Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as 'Jewish state'