Abbas Finds Way To Move Two-State Solution Ahead And Let Hamas Off Hardline Hook

Palistinian President Mahmoud Abbas cleverly found a way to get a two-state resolution before the Palestinian people to move his agenda ahead while providing a way for Hamas to get off its hard-line hook

In an innovative and daring announcement, he said that if he could not reach an agreement with Hamas within ten days, he would put the referendum for a two-state solution of Palestine side-by-side with Israel before the Palestinian public, thus rejuvenating his own stymied agenda while providing a face-saving way for Hamas to slip off the hardline hook it has inserted in its own pants and get to the negotiating table.

No doubt his was prompted by the growing inability of his government to function without Western funding, as well as by Ehud Olmert