Abbas taking center stage in cease-fire negotiations
Israel will have to accept the Palestinian president as a party to the agreement, which conflicts with its policy of separation.
After speaking with the leaders of Egypt, Turkey and Qatar, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is beginning to behave like the president of all Palestinians, and to try his hand at mediation. On Wednesday he went to Egypt for a long tete-a-tete with President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi and intelligence officials, in an effort to rework Cairo’s cease-fire proposal. He was expected to stay in...
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