In every bargain one side gives something up in exchange for something from the other side. Where's the quid pro quo? If there's nothing to be gained from these discussions except what Israel will give to Abbas and the PA/PLO, then what is the point? Where are the soldiers? If we don't get something back, do not give up any more. It is a very simple equation.
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from the article: Abbas says he will only talk to Olmert about final status issues