Mahmoud Abbas holds many titles. He is the head of the Fateh movement, chairman of the PLO's executive committee and president of the state of Palestine. Technically and legally, the Palestine Liberation Organization is superior.
The admission was buried deep in a long, drawn-out analysis by Israel's leading columnist. Nahum Barnea revealed that one of the yet to be declared results of the war on Gaza is the realization that the attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank has failed.
How DARE Israel be upset that the Arab enablers, spinners and propagandists have skillfully exploited images of the human shields that they cynically use as missile fodder to advance their anti-Israel, anti-Jewish fatwa.
Instead of flexing muscles and showing political clout, energy and resources should be directed towards ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and providing both people the opportunity to pursue a dignified, peaceful and stable future.
If the agreed timetable for Palestinian reconciliation is adhered to, we are promised to witness the reemergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the embodiment of the aspirations of Palestinians.
It is unlikely that East Bankers, already concerned that their role and importance is being eroded, will easily accept the suggestion that the Kingdom agree to an agreement with the PLO regarding the country's long-term status.
An independent and free Palestine alongside a safe and secure Israel is a plan upon which the entire world agrees. What is needed now more than ever is political will to give the peace process a serious boost.