Don’t expect Abbas to sign anything
So far, the Palestinian negotiating tactic has been to get concessions, then cut off talks and 'start where we left off.'
As prime minister, Ehud Olmert met 36 (or was it 37?) times with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and couldn’t reach an agreement with him. But that didn’t stop him from saying in a recent interview on Channel 2 that he’s certain Abbas is a partner for an accord.