Is Abbas totally dense??? Hugo Chavez can do absolutely nothing to hurt Israel or help the palestinian cause (or causes). By linking arms with Chavez, Abbas brings joy to the heart of every diehard zionist settler. With friends like Chavez, Castro, and Ahmadinejad, the palestinians have guaranteed themselves enough enemies to keep them under Israel's thumb for decades.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: Hugo Chavez: Israel plans to 'terminate the Palestinian people'