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    • 12.11.09 | 10:16 (IST)

    This article reveals once more how much Israeli analysts underestimate the intelligence of the Palestinian public. Abbas gave his speech in Ramallah where there are doubtless many who are highly relieved that Abbas is not Arafat. The fact that he is not Arafat and that under his leadership life for at least some Palestinians has settled into a semblance of normality actually holds out much more hope for a peace deal than if he had been another maverick. To paraphrase something in one of the old Books, for everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Wisdom, even if it can be a little boring, needs to prevail now. Issacharoff and Harel should stick to analysis and cut out cheap jibes.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / Bluffing or not, Abbas has shown he's no Arafat
    First published 09:30 12.11.09 | Last updated 10:02 12.11.09
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