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Thursday, January 06, 2005

abu mazen vs barghouti

haithem el-zabri compares the two frontrunners for leader of the palestinian authority, calling abbas israel's man and barghouti a breath of fresh air for the palestinians. however, arjan el-fassed reports that like abbas, barghouti has failed to excite the palestinian public and is stalled at 20% in the polls. a "man on the street" that he interviews describes the election as a choice between america's man and europe's man.

to be perfectly frank, the choice seems very clear to me, and i can't fathom why palestinians would opt for a collaborator over a dedicated humanitarian and champion of resistance. but then, middle east politics is full of such mysteries.


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