Now we know why Abbas is so optimistic: Kerry’s plan for talks between the Palestinians and Israel include concessions by Israel, more concessions by Israel, and even more concessions by Israel–and nothing from the Palestinians except to sit down and talk. Release of prisoners? Check. Freeze on “settlements”? Check. Money to the Palestinians? Check. And what do the Israelis get? If you said, “Nothing,” you could be a Zionist/neocon/whatever they’re calling us today.
More bad news for Hamas: Egypt is destroying more Gaza tunnels, as well as clamping down on the Sinai. Pass the popcorn, this can only get better.
The Brotherood Blues: Hamas may be upset, but Abbas is celebrating the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Yeah, Hamas is in trouble now. If only Qatar would stop funding terrorists, maybe we could get some progress in the Middle East. But then there are always the Saudis still there. Come on, fracking and shale oil–drive that price down and drain their pockets!
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to fight Syria: Apparently, Lebanese parents don’t want their children dying for Bashar al-Assad. Sounds like the Arabs have got Foreign War Syndrome.