Temperatures in the center of the country and along the coast could reach 30 degrees, or even higher, and last for several days.05:01 11.02.16 | 0 comments
The PA is weak and appears on the brink of collapse. In light of the changes in the region and the results of Pillar of Defense, the US and Israel should face facts and recognize that Hamas is not going away. However, both countries can still work to limit Hamas' influence. The US and Israel could undermine Hamas and bolster the PA by supporting Abbas' UN bid. As it stands, Hamas' position of strength vis-a-vis the PA means they have no reason to seek reconciliation with the PA/Fatah. If trends continue, Abbas and the current PA will collapse and Hamas will be the defacto Palestinian government. The best hope to save the PA is to provide them the boost that would allow them to negotiate with Hamas in forming a unity government. UN recognition would provide the necessary boost to the PA and would preserve a fair degree of moderation in a unified Palestinian Authority. However repulsive, the US and Israel need to recognize the new dynamics and players in the region. The sooner they do so, the better they will be able to adjust.