Abbas agreed as Trump ripped the terror attack in Manchester and Trump deemed Abbas a force for regional peace. This is thanks to the latent anti-Semitism implicit in the notion that Islamic terrorists who murder Jews in Israel are different
Let the Palestinians call Bethlehem their capital. After all, they invest political capital in telling the world how much they care for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus whom they call “a Palestinian messenger.”
Wars end definitively only when one side has no more hope of success (i.e. Germany and Japan after World War II). The Palestinians have not given up their fantasy of a Palestinian state "from the river to the sea"
Once again, Abbas is playing Americans and other Westerners for fools. His people remain unwilling to recognize Israel's very right to exist as a state for Jews. And so, Abbas will talk peace and coexistence while his people organize yet another "Day of Rage."
Will Trump and Tillerson embrace Middle East reality and reject political correctness thus sparing the US further erosion of its posture of deterrence in the Middle East and beyond? We shall soon see...