In other words the story is the Palestinians wouldn't cut a deal there and then because they were afraid a tougher, more hawkish Israeli government was coming; so therefore, they had to reject a deal with a more generous dovish government. Sp the next time anyone offers you a discount at the store, be sure to tell the salesperson you're afraid prices may rise later on, so you won't buy anything now. I've heard lame stupid excuses before, but this one is probably on par with "My dog ate my homework."
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: After the peace talks fail