Palestinians recognized Israel since 1993. Arafat accepted the reality of Israel within pre-67 borders; this included the 22% not given by the UN in the partition of 1948. If "Israel doesn't want to occupy the west bank" it certainly seems to enjoy stealing more and more of West Bank land. Try a little balance next time.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: Egypt presidential hopeful Moussa wants to keep peace with Israel