Analysis In Palestinian Unity Deal, Abbas Starts Defining His Legacy

When the time comes to step down, the Palestinian president could say: I was unable to end the occupation, but I did manage to unify my people.

Ever since last week’s announcement of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement, the Israeli public relations network – presided over by the prime minister’s bureau – has been conducting a campaign against the Palestinian Authority, especially against its chairman, Mahmoud Abbas. Over the past few days, the “no-partner” claim has been significantly bolstered, along...