by the palestinians: "the palestinian authority is making a mistake that they must understand: there will not be a real solution without direct negotiations with israel..." this doesn't sound like it's in reference to negotiations...but rather to the idea of unilaterally declaring a palestinian state. which is likely to be coalescing around the growing support it seems to be getting in europe. i think bibi is fully aware that this would open up a whole new ball game...and one in which israel would certainly lose the advantage it now enjoys.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: Netanyahu: PA has made strategic choice to delay peace talks