Long live Haniyeh, down with Abbas
Haniyeh is a man after our hearts, they say in the Netanyahu-Lieberman offices. He doesn't prattle idly about peace and compromise but fires missiles at the south and lets us return to the arena where we do so well: targeted assassinations, shelling and threats of a ground operation.
The surveys were unequivocal, the analysts agreed - the Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu slate would win the election; the only question was by how much. Top Likud people were already dishing out the spoils when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen ) dropped a bombshell.