For John, BLUF: The Palestinians seem to have thrown their lot in with the Democrats, which means no progress on peace in the Near East. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Palestinian leader hopeful Democrats will seize control of Congress, stall Trump agenda
From The Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo, 29 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus two:
Palestinian leaders are betting their future on President Donald Trump being impeached by Democrats following the mid-term elections, according to Arabic language comments by a senior Palestinian government leader who praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller for targeting Trump and his top allies.Apparently our November Elections will have major implications for world peace.
Palestinian government leaders, under pressure from the Trump administration as it slashes U.S. taxpayer aid to the embattled government, say they are betting on a Democratic takeover in Congress that will stall the administration's agenda and put the still languishing peace process on the back burner.
Muhammad Shtaya, a member of the Fatah government's Central Committee, said regional officials are counting on Democrats winning the midterms and seizing control of Congress, a scenario the Palestinians believe would work in their favor as the Trump administration pursues efforts to isolate regional governments for their support of terrorism.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff