It is the first time the two leaders have met in
Palestinian territory [AFP]
Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, is meeting Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, in the West Bank with a view to opening talks on "broad principles" for establishing a Palestinian state.

It is the first time the two leaders have met in Palestinian territory, and comes ahead of a conference in November orchestrated by the US.

What can the pair – each embattled on the home front – really achieve, and how strong is their commitment?

Inside Story looks at the evidence.

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