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Palestinian side-show perks up

As everyone knows but pretends not to, the non-existent “peace process” is an insignificant side-show in the Middle East, which is undergoing massive seismic shifts in politico-strategic terms, which along with significant economic developments, which are the only ones that count in the final analysis.

Until now, it has not even been an interesting side-show because of its boring predictability. But now?

Let’s see. The former security chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mohammed Dahlan, suddenly returns after years of exile in the UAE, accused of being too cooperative with the Israelis and plotting the overthrow of the Abbas regime. He is not arrested and apparently can move about freely. While in exile he of course could meet with Gulf and Saudi officials as well as Israeli agents.

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