- What sort of government he will form.
- How much control the military will retain.
- What his relationship with the US will be.
- Whether he will work to retain the peace treaty with Israel.
- Whether he will seek to regain and sustain control of the Sinai.
- What his relationship with an ecstatic Hamas and other terrorist groups will be.
Bolstering PA military capacity is a VERY bad idea and generates risks for Israel. There is a history of members of PA security forces turning their weapons on Israel.
I'm seeing a variety of commentaries, all somewhat speculative, regarding both the enormous likelihood of an Israeli attack on Iran, and the possibility of US military support in this regard.
As I said, speculative. But worth a mention.
The scuttlebutt -- and this has been my own unofficial speculation -- is that if we do hit, it will be before the US election. This is merely a question of logic: when facing the electorate, Obama would be constrained in his response to Israeli military action; after the election, if -- may it not happen -- Obama were to be re-elected, the dynamic would be different.
Lastly, I mention here the issue of the huge cache of non-conventional weapons (chemical and gas) that Syrian president Assad possess. As the situation in Syria becomes more and more unstable, the concern is that these weapons might fall into the hands of a terrorist group, most notably Hezbollah. The situation is being watch closely, both by international forces (including the US) and by Israel.
Either the US or Israel is very likely to act on this, should Assad be on the verge of falling -- either securing the area around the cache with military or hitting the relevant sites.
This post, with its battery of very grim reports, begs for an up-beat ending. And so some good news from http://theverygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.co.il . There truly is a great deal that is "very good." A brief sampling:
 Israeli men have the 3rd longest life expectancy. Only men in Switzerland and Iceland live longer. How about that?
 Hebrew University researcher Dr. Lital Magid has designed and synthesized compounds of marijuana that reduce brain inflammation and promote healing.
 Israel leads the world in water technology. In 2015 when water taps in Israel are turned on, 75% of the water will come from desalination plants. Today, already 80% of water used in agriculture is recycled wastewater.
 Mosab Yousef -- the son of Hamas's founder, who had a radical change of heart -- spoke to thousands of Druze soldiers during Druze Soldier Day in Tiberias. "It is time that the neighbors will learn from Israel what the value and holiness of life is."
 Evogene Ltd of Israel has signed a cooperation agreement with India's Rasi Seeds Ltd. to develop drought resistance rice with better crop yields.
 A new paper, co-authored by Ph.D. student Noam Josef and Dr. Nadav Shashar of Ben Gurion University's Department of Life Sciences, on how the octopus makes itself invisible, suggests that octopi focus on a limited selection of nearby objects in order to determine their disguise. See this incredible YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJq-wAUmkeg&feature=player_embedded .