Taba had much potential, but Barak only had a month in office remaining and said the talks could only last a week and couldn't be binding. The Palestinian view was that if there had been longer and Barak had been in a position of strength rather than a lame duck, a settlement may well have been reached. it's a tragedy that the right solution came at the wrong time, but yet again, it was the fault of Israel, not the Palestinians.
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from the article: After the peace talks fail