Abbas's statements in English on Channel 2 gave ammunition to the Left; his denials in Arabic to al-Hayyat have given ammunition to the Right. Instead of treating his miserable performance with the contempt it deserves, we have allowed it to sow internal strife. It is up to us not to allow outsiders to interfere in our internal affairs. Left and Right both have legitimate arguments which the Israeli electorate and no one else must decide upon democratically for the ultimate good of the country.
U.S. defense chief tells Congress: Military options remain against Iran (DPA)