it's more than a little bit odd that it began almost immediately after Abbas conceded to recognize Israel's right to exist(its previous demand), during the Olmert negotiations...and if I recall - no real surprise here - Lieberman first dreamed it up, and almost immediately it became Israel's central theme. Yet it's an unnecessary redundancy that has even many Israelis - including in the government - scratching their heads...which in itself should give rise to suspicion over the insistence on it. And the Palestinian refusal is almost a given, because of the 'catch-22' portent that's inherent to it. And then you get conclusions of significance being attached to that refusal, like this one, Lieberman's, et al - and it becomes clear that the demand itself is nothing but a ploy that's being used to ward off the conclusion of any peace agreement. It's the same old game...
Saudi forces kill two militants after failed car-bombing (AP)
from the article: Vice Premier: No chance of peace with Palestinians in near future