Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, said that there should not be big expectations from his potential meeting with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli political sources reported that Israel does not expect a breakthrough from the meeting, which is expecting to take place within a month, especially if Abbas fails to convince the Hamas-led Palestinian government to recognize Israel, recognize the signed agreements and “renounce violence”.
So far, there is no official date for the Olmert-Abbas meeting but Olmert might meet Abbas in one month, following a series of talks Olmert intends to hold with the Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak on Sunday in the Egyptian Resort of Sharm Al Sheik.
Olmert also intends to tour in Egypt, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Jordan.
According to Israel sources, Olmert expects Mubarak to cooperate with Israel in order to pressure the Palestinian government into accepting Israel’s preconditions.