negotiations based on the Road Map and reaching accord next year. In particular, President Abbas's authentic speech should put to rest those questioning the moderate partnership of Palestinians and their aim to live beside the Jewish state. Abbas acknowledges the social injustices unto the Palestinians, but at the same time he realizes that the Jewish people need the security and assurances to exist in this region of the world. During the diplomatic negotiations, possible alterations to the specifics of the Road Map might be encountered, especially in dealing with the more extremists elements in the Palestinian society. But it's hopeful an accord would be reached next year.
In interview, Syria's Assad vows to continue fighting while talks take place (Reuters)
from the article: Israel, PA agree to strive for deal by end of 2008