Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas prays at the start of a meeting with the Palestinian leadership following the death of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein, in Ramallah

In Palestine, Islamic State will replace both Fatah and Hamas

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, now serving the eleventh year of his four-year term, should pause and consider that Israel is no longer his biggest problem. Even Hamas is no longer his biggest problem.

Abbas’ Fatah organization grew out of secular ideologies. Its largest threat now comes from the growing fundamentalist revivalism sweeping the Islamic world.

  • Hard Little Machine

    And that’s how ISIS will gain official legitimacy with the Obama administration.

    • just a thought

      Interesting observation. After all, how can we be at war with them, and at the same time demand Israel “make peace” with them? Oh, wait, that would only be a problem in a sane world.

    • Censored_EG

      Just wait for Obama’s final act as president – formally recognizing ISIS as a nation-state and opening full diplomatic relations with this new Muslim state with the USA.

  • just a thought
    …if anyone is surprised, they haven’t been paying attention.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …”the eleventh year of his four-year term”…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Throughout the length of Obama’s presidency, the State Department has been imploring Israel to make a peace deal with Abbas because he is the most moderate there is on the Arab side on the assumption that he and his cronies will rule forever.

    • Alain

      The lie is claiming Abbas is a moderate, and that is a major lie.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Lazy lions will still kill you.

  • Reader

    My criticism begins with the headline,’ “In Palestine, Islamic State will replace both Fatah and Hamas”.
    Shouldn’t that read, “In Arab occupied Judea and Samaria,… “?

    • Alain


  • Alain

    PA, Hamas, ISIS, still trying to figure out the difference between them.