Previewing the March 26 Palestinian elections.
If there is any chance of saving the two-state solution then at least two things need to happen: Elections in Palestine and recognition of the State of Palestine.
The election marked the beginning of Abbas's four-year term as president, which has lasted 17 years with no other elections having been held.
Hamas and other Palestinian groups have criticized the Palestinian Authority for splitting the municipal elections into two phases.
The ruling Fatah faction declared victory in the Palestinian municipal elections in the West Bank, while Hamas said that some of its supporters gained significant achievements.
The PA government said that the first phase of the elections, the first since 2017, will be held on December 11.
The Palestinian Authority has decided to hold municipal elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in December for the first time since 2017.
Abbas has lost the attention of the Palestinians and many in the international community, who no longer see him as a relevant player in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.
This is the time for Israel to be smart, not only right.