THERE ARE FIVE REASONS WHY the decision to hold new municipal elections is a huge gamble.
Last Thursday, after a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated Kiryat Arba and murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her home, Shuki Gilboa and others in the community's security team rushed to the scene and confronted the knife-wielding terrorist. The terrorist was shot and killed, but Gilboa was seriously wounded during the confrontation and lost his right eye.
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.