What are the odds?
Olmert offers 'serious' plan for a new Palestinian state according to the Times of London. "Twenty-four hours after Palestinian militants began a ceasefire in Gaza, Israel’s Prime Minister sought to maintain the momentum yesterday by offering peace talks leading to the creation of a Palestinian state. Ehud Olmert said that Israel would release prisoners, withdraw from West Bank Jewish settlements and ease checkpoints if Palestinians abandoned violence." Twenty four hours after Palestinian militants began a ceasefire in Gaza and 22 hours after they broke it by firing 3 Kassams into Israel.