"He says that since the renewal of cooperation, Israel has granted 19,000 entry permits to West Bank traders." - Haaretz Which will soon be rescinded. 19,000 permits is not an end to the brutal system of checkpoints. It is not an end to the settlements. It is not a solution, it is just further proof of how absolutely and abjectly the Palestinians are the slaves of the Israelis. And that is the problem. Abbas has not defeated Hamas folks. In fact Fatah failed in it's coup attempt and Hamas prevailed. Anyone who thinks Fatah is going to win and Israel will be able to continue the occupation needs to consider the facts. Hamas is far more a threat to Israel. Fatah is Israel's paid for lap dog. Fatah won in Gaza and Fatah ran like a cowardly cur with it's tail between it's legs. Now Israel is betting on Fatah to win. Big mistake. Stop Olmert before he fuggs up again!
Bennett, Deri expected to resign from Knesset, remain in cabinet under new 'Norwegian Law’ (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, PA resume West Bank civil co-ordination severed in Jan.