"It's sad and amazing that [Abbas] was elected to office, given his naivity." (Fred Fennaw) Perhaps. But he is the one his people has elected for Chairman, and we cannot choose our enemy/partner. It's also sad and amazing no less that Bibi was elected to office, given his stubborn refusal to freeze settlement construction and allow serious negotiations. "Jews 'as full and equal citizens ... ' - which Arab countries so far offer this policy?" (Fred Fennaw) Not one. Then what? The PA was also the first of our neighbours to hold truly democratic elections.
Iraq calls Turkish assault on Kurdish militants a dangerous escalation (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state