... ever before. Abbas the "moderate" (in comparison to Hamas) still entertains incitement to violence, propaganda, and physical and spiritual revisionism against Israel. His speeches in Arabic behind closed doors attest to these facts but he tries in public to show he's willing to compromise and accept living in peace besides a Jewish State. Will Abbas accept a 360 degree Israeli security cordon around a future Palestinian State as necessitated by Israel's understandable distrust of the relationship? Abbas' guile is to take a first gentle appeasing step back to 1967 lines and then to take more empowered stomps with his salivating Islamist friends over a more vulnerable Israel back to 1948 and beyond.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)