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Palestinian Unity

I don’t know what the latest Palestinian unity deal means in the long-term. What’s interesting is that it seems to have been forced on both parties by geopolitical circumstances: Fatah by the loss of Mubarak and Hamas by the weakening of Assad. While the tectonic plates shift, it’s sensible to huddle together and try to survive. The timing, though, seems rather unfortunate, given the imminence of September and surely what will be one of the most important diplomatic breakthroughs the Palestinians have achieved in generations. Read more

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