May 11, 2011
"The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity".
As in this timeless quotation from Abba Eban, the Arabs never learn.
By Abbas and Fatah aligning themselves with the international proscribed terrorist grouping of Hamas, Fatah have embarked on a self-destructive course of action, the result of which will mean, no "peace talks", no "Palestinian State", this is all off the agenda now, for at least a generation.
The alignment is no surprise, Abbas,(a "graduate" of the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a Candidate of Sciences "degree", the Soviet equivalent of a PhD, the theme of his doctoral dissertation was "The Connection between the Nazis and the Leaders of the Zionist Movement 1933 - 1945"), is now stating in English to the Western world exactly what he has been stating in Arabic for years to the Arab world, "NO PEACE with Israel, NO recognition of Israel and NO negotiation with Israel".
All this is good news for Israel as Israel can now concentrate on its further economic development, ensuring that it continues to be the beacon of world technological deveolpment and medical breakthroughs that it has become renowned for.
Israel will now tighten its borders, reinforce the Iron Dome - and thanks to President Obama, "targeted assassinations" are back on the agenda.