"Natan Sharansky... argues that it was inappropriate for the United States to pressure the Palestinians into holding elections." This is very revealing. Translated, it means that the Russian hypocrite believes Israel/US needs to turn Abbas or some other compliant quisling into a dictator like those in the other "moderate Arab states" (sad but revealing that Eldar uses this language to describe disgusting police states) so that Israel can have its way. All this in the name of "democracy"...
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Is America a strategic liability?