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Ear to the Ground

Palestinian Unity Hits a Bump in the Road

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Posted on Jun 12, 2011
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Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas recently decided to get over their differences and work together, but that’s easier negotiated than done. Hamas quickly rejected Fatah’s nominee for prime minister of an interim government, the pro-Western, U.S.-educated Palestinian politician Salam Fayyad (pictured).  —PZS

BBC:

The Fatah central committee’s nomination of Salam Fayyad to head the government is a Fatah nomination and any head of the new government must be chosen by consensus and not, of course, by one of the parties,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP news agency.

Correspondents say Hamas’ rejection of the nomination of Mr Fayyad, a US-educated economist, could compromise foreign support for the new government.

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By Go Right Young Man, June 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm Link to this comment

Life on the West Bank has improved considerably during Salam Fayyad’s tenure as PA prime minister. 

Fayyed has trained and professionalized Police and Border Security, improved civic services, cooperates with terrorism investigations and has worked to set up micro loans in a functioning and growing market place. Jobs!- Fayyad also appears to be apposed to lobbing missiles into Israeli communities.

Palestinian Authority president, Abbas, it seems, never cared much about wearing that third hat; the daily administration of government. Abbas left such mundane matters to Fayyad while he jetted about the globe seeking support for the Great Cause.

Abbas is retiring this year.  Fayyad, it seems to me, would be a stable and capable successor leading into the next election.  Hamas would naturally be opposed.

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By PatrickHenry, June 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

Put it to a vote. 

Use the Ink and ballots.

Give back the electronic voting machines.

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By Inherit The Wind, June 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment

rico, you know what he’s talking about.  But if anyone points out how anti-Semitic he is, he’ll get all indignant.

It’s New Jewrsy? Not New Sicily or New Ireland, New LatinAmerica, New Rio, or New Moscow? Maybe we are New Mexico—nope, that ones take

Shows how much that twit knows about the population of New Jersey.  We have an Irish-American Governor (albeit a nit-wit), a Jewish-American Senator and Cuban-American Senator.  And if the Jewish-American Senator retires (who is older than dirt), we’ll likely get an African-American Senator. 

Our last Governer was English/French or English/Italian American.
He replaced an Irish American.
HE replaced an Irish American.
HE raplaced an Anglo-American.
She replaced an Italian-American.
He replaced an Anglo-American
He replaced an Irish-American
He replaced an Irish-American
He replaced an Irish-American (?)
HE replaced an Anglo-American

etc., etc, past Woodrow Wilson, back to Livingston.
We have never had Jewish-American Governor in New “Jewrsey” you anti-semitic fool!

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By Howard, June 13, 2011 at 6:02 am Link to this comment

He doesn’t know. What he is talking about at all.
Shows the agenda he is on, though.

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By rico, suave, June 13, 2011 at 5:53 am Link to this comment

Doug:

What on earth are you talking about?

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By NZDoug, June 13, 2011 at 12:57 am Link to this comment

So what else is new.
Imagine if the had Democratic elections ???
USA/Israel controls the “aid”.
I have a feeling that the Land for the Chosen People in in New Jewrsey, they have
many settlements in new York.

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