The main question is territory and Israel is expanding its territory as negotiating continues. If Israel does not expand its territory, yeah, negotiating might make sense, but Palestinians are losing during negotiating. That was the condition of Palestinians. Stop the settlements and we will talk. But ISRAEL DID NOT ACCEPT THAT.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli, Palestinian envoys square off over UN recognition