Monday, May 25, 2009

Ethan Bronner (like Israel) hearts Fatah Movement

"In the past year, each of 14 West Bank regions has elected a new Fatah chief, most of whom are college-educated and professionally engaged. They meet weekly and rotate the leadership to avoid power plays. In addition, Fatah has taken a lesson from Hamas, seeking to make an impact at a grass-roots level by opening a 24-hour satellite television station and providing free lunches and book bags for needy schoolchildren." For a second, I thought he was talking about a socialist party in Sweden or Denmark. He does not mention that the satellite station is funded by polygamous princes in the Gulf. (thanks Olivia)