Israel has a surplus of political parties. Meretz, for example, is very different from Labor and Likud (Kadima stands for nothing.) Israel's parties have always reflected their members views of their environment. When the environment changes, so do their platforms. If a new PA party is really based on democracy and human rights (which remains to be seen), I believe it will have a powerful and positive effect on the Israeli political system. I'm really a skeptical optimist. Willing to see good things arise, but knowing that we must wait and see if they really do. Even if we expect and prepare for the worst, we should also hope for and give a chance to the best.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Associates of PM Fayad planning alternative to Fatah and Hamas