Monthly Archives: June 2007

Economist: Martyrs or traitors

The June 21 leader from the Economist magazine echoes some of the points I made last week (I’m making no claims for originality of insight).  "…Western policy is in danger of strengthening the wrong side by making the Islamists look … Continue reading

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Hamas feared US-sponsored coup?

Over at the Guardian, Jonathan Steele claims that Hamas’s seizure of control of the Gaza Strip was aimed a pre-empting a Fatah-led, US-sponsored coup against it.   Steele presents Hamas as a victim of sinister US, Israeli and Fatah plotting all stemming … Continue reading

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NYT: Brothers to the Bitter End

Further to my previous post, Fouad Ajami writes a dirge for the Palestinians in the New York Times.  "The Palestinian ruin was a long time in coming. No other national movement has had the indulgence granted the Palestinians over the last … Continue reading

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WSJ: Fatah isn’t the answer

This commentary by Michael Oren in the Wall Street Journal summed up my thoughts pretty neatly.  Following the military takeover of the Gaza Strip by Hamas, there seems to be a headlong rush on the part of the US, Israel and … Continue reading

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