While Palestinians celebrated the reconciliation agreement signed between Fateh and Hamas, the reactions in Washington and Israel were reminiscent of the biblical “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” American political commentators were dumbfounded by the news of the pact, terming it “a dark day,” “a setback for peace” or “a serious complication.” Members of Congress, meanwhile, were uniform in their threats to withhold aid if the Palestinian Authority goes forward with the unity arrangement. More