Thank you again for your good prayers that peace would take hold here in the Middle East.
While other areas in the region appear to be ratcheting up in turmoils – here the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza seems stable for the moment.
The PR momentum seems firmly in the Palestinians hands with various reports of the Palestinian Authority threatening to go to the International Criminal Court.
Palestinian leadership, as well as Hamas seemingly, wants a date set for Israel to withdraw it's troops from the West Bank to the 1967 cease fire lines.
Adding more intrigue, is a reported meeting that took place in Amman, Jordan just before the truce was announced.
Israel's Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmod Abbas supposedly held talks before the Gaza truce was signed.
There has been no comment from Israel, the PA, or Jordan on the reports.
But this all plays well into the hands of Hamas who need to justify the death and destruction that the 50 days of conflict with Israel brought.
In terms of what Mr. Netanyahu has said, he told a press conference last night that Israel had secured a “great military and political” achievement in the Gaza war and that Hamas had been dealt a “heavy blow.”
The Israeli public seem not so convinced, as the latest poll reveals that more than half of Israelis said that neither Israel nor Hamas have emerged victorious from the fighting in Gaza.
But the good news for Mr. Netanyahu is that the polling revealed that Israelis feel Netanyahu is still the best choice for the job of Prime Minister.
This gives Mr. Netanyahu a much needed lifeline politically as he fights multiple fronts both from within his party, the Security Cabinet, and his government.
For him – the battle still rages on…
Middle east Corespondent