"It's not only 'too little too late,' it's actually a little more dangerous than that," said James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute here. "When (the Bush administration) could've helped (Abbas) out after he was elected and had strong support, they didn't. And when they could've moved Israel forward, either during (former Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon's time or when (Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert was first elected, they didn't." [... Telhami und Levy....] Dazu noch U.S. Bet on Abbas For Mideast Peace Meets Skepticism - Intelligence Reports Cast Doubt on Strength While Warning of Tenacity of Rival Hamas. Dazu noch Bush's tough talk on Hamas helps Olmert with Abbas.
Und natürlich, auch wenns weh tut: On Monday the Arab League, imprisoned Fatah Tanzim leader Marwan AlBarghouthi, Hamas hardliner Dr Mahmoud A-Zahar and Hamas' political bureau chief Khaled Misha'l all called for dialogue between the two factions.
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