...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Yes, that's Abbas, and yes, that's a Star of David.
Photo from AFP pre-takeover or shutdown or whatever the fuck happened to them. Well whatever happened to France etc. and happened to AFP as well.
Photos like that stopped cold suddenly around 2005/06.
As did photos like this:

Transfer of local power from IDF/Israel to Palestinians March I think of 2005, possibly a little earlier. I'm unable to do much of any research on stuff like this now.
Tineye wasn't much help.
But there you go.

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