What does Abbas have to offer Israel? His presidential term has expired and he does not control Gaza. The hardline positions taken by the recent Fatah congress make it almost impossible for him to sign a peace treaty with Israel but even if he does, he will not have the power to implement it. The Prime Minister is wasting his time trying to negotiate.
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from the article: Abbas refusal to meet Netanyahu could scuttle tripartite talk plan