In response to Khalid's statement in # 3 ""It is as simple as that. Abbas, after all, is answerable to us, not to Bush or Sharon. We decide if he should stay in power or shoved away."" Palestinians just received $50,000,000 in American aid. America doesnt just "give" it to you. It hurts for you to admit that it is US who decides - who is in power for how long not YOU. Besides out of curiousity, if after 2 years are up and Abbas is still struggling with Hamas and islamic jihad which prevents peace to advance, what will folks who think like you do to Abbas? I can imagine!
Ya'alon okays administrative detention of Jewish extremist suspected in church arson (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel is helping the rise of Hamas