President Mahmoud Abbas head of the Palestinian Authority has once again offered Israel an opportunity to agree to a peace that would finally resolve Palestinians and Israelis peace in their time. In order to break the log jam, Abbas offered to cease making return of refugees no longer a prerequisite for peace. In essence Abbas is confronting realism. If his offer is accepted it poses several possibilities:
1. Compensation for those of refugee status.
2. Agree to 1967 borders along with compensation for refugees.
3. Agree to 1967 borders, allow some refugees to return and offer compensation for other refugees.
There are now possibilities for peace. The question is whether Prime Minister Netanyahu has a desire for peace or whether he will allow settlers to determine Israel’s future.