Perpetual fantasy

The decision by the governments of Israel and the United States to supoprt Mahmoud Abbas — a peacemaker of the kind who still goes under his nom de guerre — seems misguided to me. In a compelling column, Caroline Glick argues that lending support to Abbas is grounded in fantasy. Fouad Ajami also invokes the term “fantasy” in his New York Times op-ed column today. He also gets off a good aphorism:

The political maxim that people get the leaders they deserve must be reckoned too cruel to apply to the Palestinians.

Ajami concludes:

Palestinian society has now gone where no


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