Roger L. Simon

Something positive's happening in the Holy Land for a change...

…according to this report in Haaretz based on information from Egypt. This article by MEMRI’s Steven Stalinsky is considerably less optimistic.

MEANWHILE: Here’s how Debka sees the situation —

Israel terms premature Egyptian claim of agreement with Palestinians on proposals to end conflict. DEBKAfile reports: Contrary to optimistic reports, Egypt, the Palestinians and Israel have not even found a basis for a truce accord. Abu Mazen tried and failed to persuade Hamas, Jihad Islami and Al Aqsa Brigades to agree to a limited ceasefire up to the Jan. 9 Palestinian elections.

Reports of Hamas’ acceptance of 1967 borders equally unfounded.