Topic: Mohammed Dejani
Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat denied reports that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ailing. But speculation over Abbas' health is a reminder that a change in leadership could throw peace efforts into turmoil.
Fatah agreed Wednesday to an Egyptian-backed deal, but tension over the Goldstone report and deep distrust have left many skeptical.
Some see the Israeli prime minister's demand that Arabs recognize Israel as a Jewish state as a simple quid pro quo, but critics say it's a new obstacle.