The Cancellation of Palestinian Elections Poses Many Dangers

April 30 2021

Yesterday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas announced that he will postpone indefinitely the parliamentary elections that had been scheduled for May 22. Writing on the eve of the decision, Ghaith al-Omari explains that the elections would have likely created a highly volatile situation. But their cancellation brings dangers of its own. He begins with the situation on the West Bank, where Abbas’s Fatah party rules, but Hamas nonetheless has a presence:

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The Current Negotiations Won’t Stop Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons

While the Biden White House is committed to restoring the 2015 agreement to restrain the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Tehran’s behavior since the deal was concluded should be sufficient to demonstrate that it had no intention of keeping to its terms, argues Elliott Abrams:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy