National unity government in Palestine?

Sharq Al Awsat is reporting that Palestinian PM Hanniyah discussed the possibility of a national unity government with President Mahmoud Abbas. The thinking is that this would strengthen the Palestinian government's international standing, break its political paralysis and enable movement on the prisoners' document.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,