PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY – What is behind Mahmoud Abbas’s diplomatic offensive? (Adnan Abu Amer, Al Jazeera)

Over the past two months, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been actively trying to pull the Palestinian Authority (PA) out of its political isolation. After the results of the US elections became clear in November, hope seems to have come back to Ramallah that the punitive campaign the Trump administration waged against it is now over.