If Abbas says outright that Israel is not to be recognized as a sovereign state, what's the point of meeting with him? He sounds like an enemy to me, who should be attacked, not sat at the table with. And who is he, anyway? His mandate has expired long ago. Even if he makes a deal, it will not be recognized by the terrorists of Hamas, who will continue terrorizing Israel. It makes no sense to negotiate with whom wants to kill you.
Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village, interior ministry (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu to U.S. congressman: Mideast peace possible within year