The visit od the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to Serbia passed somewhat unnoticed by analysts in Serbia and elsewhere. This visit is unusual for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it came somewhat out of the blue. In the previous years Serbian governements payed very little attention to the Middle East, the highest contact with interested parties over there having been on the ministerial level and no more. Now, Abbas comes to visit for no less then two full days, longer then US Vice-president Biden, for example. The governement went as far as proposing him the sponsorship of Palestinian students for them to study in Serbia's state-funded universities(while at the same time Serbian students are getting slapped with outrageously high tuition fees).
The second reason has a lot to do with the character of Boris Tadić and his regime. They do nothing on their own and even less according to their personal convictions(in the unlikely event that they have any to begin with). As much as such people are contemptible, there is a certain usefullness in them because you can deduce by their behaviour which way the wind is blowing. This cozying with Abbas was done under orders. From whom? Well, I don't think you need many guesses to figure out.
I'm not saying it is certain to happen, but do not be suprised if you see major events coming the way of Israel real soon.