Palestinian unity government could serve interest of both Abbas and NetanyahuPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided he has a better chance of making peace with the militant Islamist group Hamas than he does of signing a treaty with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.In the short term at least, that might serve the interests of both Abbas and Netanyahu. It could equally open the door to Hamas dominance over Palestinian politics, as fellow Islamists rise to power elsewhere in elections following the Arab Spring.
Leaks about Israel’s near deal in 2008 may sink current talks
Goodspeed Analysis: The confusion and mistrust surrounding the peace process have increased. In the short term, any further talks may be doomed.
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