"Stick with Abbas because he's nicer than Hamas" is essentially what he's trying to get across. This is a fallacy. Hamas represents the problem Israel must solve and Abbas is distracting us from this problem."Propping up the moderates is good for Israel". The problem here is that Abbas is not a moderate. Perhaps one day the left will understand this. "Fear a third intifada". I don't fear it, I welcome it. Any time the Palestinians show their true nature it benefits Israel.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)