Erekat: If ’67 lines are an illusion, peace is an illusion

“Negotiations should lead to two states along 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.” These are the words of Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu needs to say one line for PA to return to peace talks: “If Netanyahu thinks that 1967 lines are an illusion, then peace for him is an illusion,” he added. Palestinian… Read More Erekat: If ’67 lines are an illusion, peace is an illusion

Taliban burn Pakistani naval air base to hail Osama

Gunmen have attacked a military base in the Pakistani city of Karachi, killing at least 11 soldiers, officials say. The attackers are now holding hostages, including Chinese military personnel, at the Mehran naval aviation base. Eight hours after the incident began, blasts and gunfire were heard as security forces brought in more troops and tackled… Read More Taliban burn Pakistani naval air base to hail Osama

Fatah agrees with Hamas to be at war with Israel

Abbas has brought Fatah and Hamas together around a strategy of getting a statehood without peace. If anyone doubted whether there was real substance to the Hamas-Fatah “unity government,” Mahmoud Abbas’ New York Times op-ed provides the proverbial teachable moment. After statehood, he dismisses even the pretense of working toward peace. Instead, he openly promises… Read More Fatah agrees with Hamas to be at war with Israel