So everybody is surprised. Abbas did not wait for Obama and Bib any longer. With the huge changes happening in the Middle East did we really think that the Palestinians would be content to wait for the gracious Israelis to be gracious some more and give them another chewed up bone? Something had to give. They took their game elsewhere since they had nothing to lose. Israel under Likud would have never talked peace anyway. And with a little help from Egypt the equation has changed, to whose advantage we shall see.
UN aid chief says no warring parties observed Yemen truce (Reuters)