According to this story, the Israelis have to make the first move to allow negotiations to continue.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat rebuffed Secretary of State Colin Powell's demand Sunday for a halt to violence, saying Israel first must withdraw its troops from the West Bank.
It doesn't work that way. The Israeli troops are in the West Bank because you failed to stop the violence.
A foreign policy adviser to Sharon said Israel has "already made substantial progress in heeding to the president's request, and we pulled out of substantial areas."
"On the other hand, we have not seen any movement from the Palestinians in what they were requested to do," including accepting a meaningful cease-fire and cooperating on security, Danny Ayalon said on ABC's "This Week.
But, remember, boys and girls, it's all ISRAEL's fault.
There's more in the article, but those are the high points.