After years of bashing Israel at UN, UAE and Bahrain dramatically soften tone What a difference a year makes: At 2019's General Assembly, the 2 Gulf states condemned alleged violations against the Palestinians. This week, there were no such accusations Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speechPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conference early next year to “launch a genuine peace process” while criticizing the recent decision of two Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel Options Dwindling, Palestinian Leader Calls for U.N. Peace ConferencePresident Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority asked the United Nations to convene a conference in early 2021 to help solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 'We feel betrayed': Palestinians fear cost of Arab states' deals with IsraelThe accords signed in Washington are seen as diminishing the leverage for independence Opinion | A Welcome Development in the Middle EastThe Trump administration deserves credit for brokering the normalization of relations between Israel and two Arab states. 6 weeks after UAE’s normalization bombshell, Palestinians still have no strategyWith former regional backers abandoning ship, Ramallah needs a new way forward. Instead Abbas has opened the familiar 'crisis playbook,' and it isn't working Rather than rant at the UAE, the Palestinians should reassessTime for the PA to give up the victim narrative they have unhelpfully instilled in their unlucky flock and show support for a pragmatic solution It’s time for Palestinians to make their own peace planThe main strength of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative for the Palestinians was that it could be presented as an Arab consensus. That is now broken, giving them no leverage.