Syria 's regime is enjoying the boost China and Russia gave it; Iran is enjoying the inaction that the USA and the EU is giving it, and Egypt, still in turmoil, with the Muslim Brotherhood patiently waiting for the dust to settle to embrace Hamas and become its old-new patron, is marking the Palestinian people's future. This deal shows the West and Israel simply could not reach a peace deal with Abbas' Fatah, and that the terrorist, Islamist path of Jihad, in such a scenario, won the upper hand and imposes the agenda. What in the photo seems orderly, is on the ground a convoluted nightmare. Israel needs to guard itself politically and in security terms for the last salvos of Iran, Syria and the first ones of an Islamist Egypt. Extremisim won the night's darkest hour, so contrary to conventional wisdom, the dawn of peace must be nearer than we believe.
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