More Fayyad Fallout

The BBC’s Jon Donnison reported, in his Fayyad article [labelled a “What next?” piece], that “When the 61-year-old again announced he was quitting on Saturday night, it was at least the third time he had resigned since he was first appointed to the job in 2007.  That is not to mention all the threats of […]

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Drinking tea together – [UPDATED]

WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency, published this photo, here, of President Mahmoud Abbas [on right] sitting with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, after Fayyad submits his resignation and Abbas accepts it. A meeting between the two men, for this purpose, was set for last Thursday, then postponed after American intervention. The U.S. Secretary ...

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Dissing Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has completed his first post-Obama-visit solo trip to the region. To give his effort a chance, he asked his Israeli and Palestinian interlocutors for two months of media black-out, which lasted about 48 hours… According to The Cable blog on ForeignPolicy.com, “Kerry’s discussions with both partie...

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