It was fun to read the negative comments by the outraged talkback warmongers afraid that this modest step may signal the beginning of a real recognition by the Palestinians that there is no alternative to peace with Israel. Interestingly, the further away from the Middle East the talkbackers live the more outraged they are by this evidence that Abbas may be starting to see reason. The Prime Minister's offer of a demilitarized Palestinian state is still on the table but it will not be there for ever. Abbas should hurry to accept it while it is available because it is the best he can get and a lot better than he deserves.
Chief PA negotiator Erekat: Talks to minimize IDF control in W. Bank's Area A ended (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas give in to U.S. pressure for indirect Mideast talks