by this particular Israeli government. There's no benefit to any party not to resume negotiations as in the Quartet's timeline proposal, the core issue of borders has to be addressed within the next few months. Otherwise a U.N. declaration of a Palestinian state by 2012 will not be in the making with such delay on a critical issue in the dispute. It's definitely a major setback for Israel if the PA loses the leadership of President Abbas, so I don't know what they're thinking.
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