Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer nails down some facts in his weekly column this week (September 30 2011).  This is from the NationalReview.com:

… And [Palestinian leader Abbas] has repeatedly declared, as recently as last week in New York: “We shall not recognize a Jewish state.”

… The Palestinians are quite prepared to sign interim agreements, like Oslo. Framework agreements, like Annapolis. Cease-fires, like the 1949 armistice. Anything but a final deal. Anything but a final peace. Anything but a treaty that ends the conflict once and for all — while leaving a Jewish state still standing. …