Ruth Pollard serves up the usual for the Fairfax cognescenti here that will appeal to their anti-Israel sensibility.
Does Ruth Pollard ever wonder why Abbas and his Palestinian brethren refuse to enter into negotiations with Israel if things are so bad? After all, it’s fairly standard negotiating strategy (although not necessarily in the Arab world) that you don’t commit to things prior to beginning negotiation.
But on the other hand, maybe it’s not the point of Ruth Pollard’s articles to actually provide insight. Instead it’s to prevent anti-Israel withdrawal symptoms, that might have resulted from missing an anti-Israel weekly article because of describing the thousands of Syrian deaths.