President Joe Biden is visiting Palestinian leaders in the West Bank at a time when there's little chance of reviving peace talks with Israel.
I am skeptical of what Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says as I have judged him only by his actions. For the Palestinians, however, to immediately dismiss what he said in an interview with the Palestinian daily al-Quds.
The Palestinian government denied that Abbas had been a Soviet spy, and accused Israel of “waging a smear campaign” aimed at derailing efforts to revive peace negotiations that collapsed in 2014.
It is time to reconsider your positions, muster the courage to change course and give the Palestinians, young and old, the hope for a better and more promising future.
Will Palestine look any better in 2016? Are there any sources of optimism and hope amid these bleak facts and the current events unfolding? Yes, I argue, despite all the odds.