considering that the 2nd intifada started precisely after Israel made a perfectly reasonable offer to the Palestinians. That intifada did not start under Netanyahu or Sharon, but under Barak, at the head of a Labor-Meretz government. The argument that Netanyahu's "nos" are inevitably going to lead to a conflagration should be set against the historical reality that Israel has limited control over the outcome of events. I am not saying that a flare up isn't going to happen. I just want to point out that it isn't fair to conclude that strong right-wing policies necessarily result in war while lenient left-wing policies result in peace. That conclusion has simply not been historically proven.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Don't look to Netanyahu for goodwill or hope