The PLO and the govt of Israel have **NEVER** gotten into direct negotiations only to find the Saudi's sitting in the same room with them like a bunch o' gooseberries. Not at Oslo, nor at Camp David. Not at Taba, nor were they in the same room when Olmert and Abbas had their little get-togethers. The Arab League serves one purpose only; its rubber-stamping of whatever deal the PLO does agree to allows some degree of political cover for the leadership of the PLO. No more. No less.
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from the article: Abbas wants a trilateral meeting between aides before direct talks