Israeli left and right wingers and secular and extreme religious groups are in one coalition. Why do Palestinians need Israeli and US permission to unite. US likes to order Russia around but does not dare move Israel one inch, so please do not make Palestinian unity as an excuse for failed talks. They failed because of US impotence and Israeli intransigence.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: U.S. 'disappointed' by Palestinian reconciliation deal