Abbas with his incompetence and reliance on his stupid advisors squandered all the good will he gained when elected. Of course Israel was not interested to deal with Abbas or any one else, and rendrered him powerless. The Americans and Israelis want to do every thing possible to undermine Hamas and now doing all they can to prop Abbas. It is too late. Abbas chose not to represent all of the Palestinians, only Fatah and its crooks and thugs. When Abbas decides to represent ALL Palestinians and to get rid of his incompetent advisors who are allies with Israel and the US, then he can earn his right to sit at the table and represent All Palestinians. What do we expect from a man who did not read what he signed in Oslo? Nothing.
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from the article: Olmert: PA's Abbas is 'powerless' to speak for Palestinians