The PALS are so stupid it is pathetic to watch. The Israelis have NOTHING TO LOSE if the PALS refuse to negotiate! The longer the PALS stay on their high horses and refuse to begin face-to-face discussions, the more Israeli entrenchment there will be and the less likely the PALS will get what they want. Do you REALLY think that the settlements, once developed, will be dismantled? It has not happened anywhere else in history so why in the West Bank?! Israel does not consider this `foreign soil`, anyway - just what it believes is hers historically... in short, the (stupidly and erroneously) proud "Palestinians" are, again, throwing away an opportunity to get something rather than nothing....the Palestinian leadership should be given a fair trial and shot, leaving their people to suffer. Half (a dwindling) loaf is better than none..NO ONE gets everything they want! (Is there an Arabic word for `compromise`?) You have to admire the Israelis...winners all the way. and counting on Palestinian foolish pride to continue.