Now Abbas knows that Israel will never accept in any agreement to bargain away its Jewish majority. Yet he is still listening to discussions on the nature of a Palestinian state and insisting on pursuing final status negotiations. That means he either has a lot of time to waste on futile discussions or is thinking that if he likes what he hears will pursue a peace agreement. So, which is it?
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