The biggest mistake any Arab leader can appear to do is to appear the servant of the United States and Israel. The only thing worse is not getting anything for the act of being a servant. Abbas has been seriously compromised and is continuing to do so. That he has already issued on decree which proved unacceptable, the one replacing the courts with military (spell that Fatah) tribunals shows just how shaky his rule actually is.
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