The Quartet's demands are very basic. The only "unprecedent step" which should follow PA's recognition of Israel: verbal condemnation of terror and acceptance of prior agreements is resumption of assistance to the PA and nothing else. The Palestinians wouldn't do us a favour to do just what any responsible party would do: their PA is based on prior agreements, on mutual recognition and on rejection of terror. Israel should make really unprecedent gestures if the Palestinians not only accept, but also implement prior agreements -- which they never did so far. If the PA disarms and dismantles the private armies and ends incitement than Israel and PA should pass to the second stage of the roadmap, to the final status negotiations, and there, Israel should be very generous, as it was in Camp David and Taba in 2000. Everybody knows where the roadmap leads: to Clinton-Barak parameters of 2000. No need for any other "unprecedent steps" save for those of the roadmap.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
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