At present we have a recognised state (Israel) not negotiating with the leader of a non-state (Palestine)...Why is the possibility of Israel negotiating as an equal with the State of Palestine such a bad thing? It is not as if Israel has any recognised eastern border or has even stated what border it does claim. .
Australian police arrest 5 over shooting 'linked to terrorism' (Reuters)
from the article: No realistic chance of permanent Middle East peace