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April 27th
2:21 PM

Fatah & Hamas Reach Palestinian Reconciliation

Another bit of Middle Eastern tectonics reported by Aljazeera:

The deal, which took many officials by surprise, was thrashed out in Egypt and followed a series of secret meetings.

"The two sides signed initial letters on an agreement. All points of differences have been overcome," Taher Al-Nono, a Hamas government spokesman in Gaza, told the Reuters news agency. >continue<

Most interesting, especially in the echo of the recent Wikileaks 10DOHA71 cable indicating Mubarak’s interest in feigning any real progress on this front. In the wake of Egypt’s shifting, and all the energy of Bouazizi’s traveling, Israel’s position appears desperate - especially as so much momentum builds for a UN recognition of Palestine this year.  But when Netanyahu looks to be trapped, let’s hope his gesticulating in the direction of Iran for the sake of a status quo doesn’t turn out to be orchestrating the next great catastrophe.

With Cantor and Boehner inviting Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, it’s not hard to anticipate certain themes.  And Bibi will have more than one cheerleader looking for more than cyberwar.