Mahmoud Abbas celebrates his second anniversary of the end of his four year term as faux president of the Palestinian Authority. Wish him a happy anniversary! KGS
The Tragedy of Palestinian Democracy
RICK RICHMAN – 01.09.2011 – 8:27 AM
Today is the second anniversary of the end of Mahmoud Abbas’s four-year term as president of the Palestinian Authority. He continues to play the role of “president” but is simply an unelected holdover, lacking the legitimacy to make the compromises necessary to produce a Palestinian state, even assuming he were willing to make them. It may be an appropriate day to reflect on the results of Palestinian democracy.