But while singing the praises of Israeli security coordination with the Palestinian Authority, Yoram Cohen tells the cabinet that Israeli operations are still responsible for thwarting the majority of attacks.18:03 04.05.16 | 0 comments
Syria knows that if Israel and the Palestinians reach an agreement that passes a referendum in the West Bank, then its negotiating leverage against Israel will dry up. It will be hosting a discredited and marginalized Hamas leadership. It can extract the best terms from Israel as negotiations progress (if they do). If an agreement is reached with the PA, and Hamas leaders can be expelled from Syria at the same time, then Israel will be willing to pay a high price.