Palestinian Elections Risk a Hamas Victory

March 26 2021

As Israel enters the post-election phase of its political cycle, where various parties jockey and bargain to create a governing coalition, the Palestinian Authority is preparing for its first parliamentary elections since 2006, to be followed by a presidential election. Then as now, these elections will pit the Fatah party against Hamas. Ghaith al-Omari explains the current situation:

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More about: Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, U.S. Foreign policy

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