The extremely arrogant combination of scheming to replace Abbas with Dahlan, and scheming to jailbreak Pollard, seems to have backfired.
"Abbas: Palestinians to Seek Further UN Recognition"
"Palestinian bid for stronger U.N. ties throws peace talks into confusion"
Abbas was motivated to do the right thing - and, if the Palestinians follow up with specific actions, the threat of severe international sanctions will from now on hang over Israel and Israeli officials - and the non-traitorous Americans, outraged by the Pollard over-reach, were motivated to wink a sign that he could get away with it.
Drain the Swamp? - From the always good David Horsey
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