How Mahmoud Abbas Punished His People by Ceasing To Cooperate with Israel

Dec. 15 2020

Last week, the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced that it was resuming security and civil coordination with Israel, which it had suspended in May. The PA president Mahmoud Abbas took this dramatic step when Jerusalem insisted on subtracting from the tax revenue it collects for Ramallah the amount the latter was spending on paying terrorists and their families. Khaled Abu Toameh observes:

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More about: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian economy

Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad