30 August, 2010 — Information Clearing House
Abbas is a Man in Exile, Even Among His Own
By Omar Karmi
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, faces a crisis of credibility among his own people as he heads into direct talks with Israel in Washington this week.
Hamas, the I.R.A. and Us
By ALI ABUNIMAH
The resumption of peace talks without any Israeli commitment to freeze settlements is another significant victory for the Israel lobby and the Israeli government. It allows Israel to pose as a willing peacemaker while carrying on with business as usual.