Earlier this year Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert put a clock on any negotiations with Palestinian leaders towards a negotiated peace in the Palestinian Territories. Could he not find a reasonable leader to meet with, peace would proceed on Israel’s terms and timetable. It appears close to such a point with the recent comments from Olmert himself:
"We offered to meet with Abu Mazen (Abbas) , but apparently he is not interested"
How much longer will Ehud wait before imposing his unilateral plans? Will it coincide with Israel’s bombing of Iranian nuclear facilities? The Israeli Foreign Secretary indicated the world had only months before Iran reached a critical competency. It wouldn’t do to have an active ongoing peace process with Palestinians or the Arab League until after “bombs over Tehran”.