It is futile to expect Abu Mazen to co-operate with Israel. For one thing, he knows that to survive he must remain belligerent otherwise he will be considered an Israeli-US puppet. For another thing, he has not forgotten how Ehud Barak fled Lebanon in the night and deserted his ally, the SDL, to the mercies of their enemy.
Merkel says refugee crisis as challenging as reunifying Germany (Reuters)
from the article: Mahmoud Abbas is a fiction