I want to say: Thank you, Ehud Olmert, for taking steps which I genuinely hope will help boost Abbas' standing in the West Bank. You've made some courageous decisions, to do 'unpopular at home' things, which can only help Abbas. And we NEED a leader like Abbas if we are ever to resolve this mess. To Michelle - I hear ya. Check my username: British Leftie. But it PAINS me to see so-called 'leftists' associating with terrorist organisations whose ONLY agenda is hatred, murder and the TOTAL REFUSAL to talk or negotiate a FAIR, PEACEFUL settlement that will allow ALL people of Israel/Palestine to live normal and prosperous lives. TRUE leftists should support the peace-making radicals, the Israeli Left and the Palestinian Left - NOT undermining them! We should be supporting Abbas, and OPPOSING the forces of extremism. These are the TRUE leftists!
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from the article: Abbas says he will only talk to Olmert about final status issues