How's this for negotiating???
Abbas makes demands before direct talks can even start! Now, that's chutzpah!
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said Israel must accept the deployment of an international force in a future Palestinian state before direct talks can begin, in an interview published on Saturday.
"Israel must accept that the Palestinian territory in question be that of the 1967 borders and with the presence of a third party," he told Jordan's Al-Ghad newspaper, referring to the 1967 Six-Day War.
"We will consider this as the desired progress and this will push us to embark on direct negotiations," Abbas said.