Not Even the End of the Beginning
Bill Safire on the new Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority:
"There is only one authority," Abbas said on taking office. He told Arab terror groups "there is no military solution to our conflict" and vowed to "relentlessly address" their possession of illegal weapons.
Brave words. Within hours, and within yards of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Hamas and Fatah "martyrs" gave him their answer: they dispatched a suicide bomber to a seaside pub, who killed three Israelis and wounded 55. That was not only another murder of civilians