The balance of power, everywhere, in the region, out of the region, everywhere, has shifted dramatically against the state of Israel. There is no military solution. There is no "waiting" solution. Abbas knows it. Israel, over the decades, created vast fictions that are near crumbling. A fictional peace with Egypt and Jordan. Fictional alliances, including with America. It's over. The shark has Israel's leg. A courageous last chance might be a broad peace deal through Saudi and Pakistan. Soon that possibility even is gone.
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State (Reuters)