The Palestinian authority had no other choice than to accept the mediation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. There is nothing in the proposal that allows the Palestinian authority to do otherwise, which is clear to everyone, except perhaps an insane Palestinian who thinks that the pendulum is swinging in favor of their cause and not of occupation.
There’s no guarantee that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, if held, will achieve any progress. But the Palestinian decision to respond to American persuasion was the best choice given the current circumstances.Khairallah Khairallah
All that can be said now is that the Palestinians avoided severance of relations with the American administration. That alone is an achievement despite the lack of any indications that negotiations may yield results. The agreement still lacks a clear reference to confirm that the goal of peace talks is to establish a Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders, along with both parties’ consent to exchange lands within specific borders.