The Palestinian Authority is pivoting toward Persia while its counterpart in Gaza, Hamas, is pivoting toward ISIS. Not only is the story important in its own right, the details it contains is testimony to the extent of Israeli intelligence. The methods by which it obtained the particulars of this report are an undisclosed but provocative tease. When Israel's enemies secretly meet, their meetings are no so secret as they think.
In the 21st century, when threats develop over a period of years, the challenge is to keep the world from yawning. Speaking at the Saban Forum over the weekend, Israel's Prime Minister and Defense Minister emphasized ongoing threats to peace from Iran and the Palestinian Authority.
During his campaign, President-elect Trump promised to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And if he does? The PA threatens to make America 'miserable.'
"When the Palestinian entity collapses, the vacuum will be filled by the negative forces that have become the nightmare of the world."
Last week, Palestinian Authority President Abbas showed up at the European Parliament with an invisible olive branch in one hand and a big bag of lies in the other. On the continent in which Pinocchio’s lies are famous, he was in good company. His speech at the European Union Parliament had its leaders drinking up his lies as if they were a herd of thirsty cats lapping milk. But rather than milk, he was serving venom. The Europeans swallowed it all, and gave him an enthusiastic standing ovation no less.