19.11.2011 22.Cheschwan. 5772 Chaje Sarah
Muslim Brotherhood success in Egypt elections could aid Hamas; Islamic Jihad seeking escalation in Gaza; fall of Assad regime in Syria only a matter of time.
The heavy rains last Wednesday didn’t just disrupt traffic. The stormy weather did its work and only a few hundred people showed up in Ramallah for the ceremony marking the seventh anniversary of the death of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat.
The organizers, who understood that stormy weather was expected, decided to hold the event this year in a basketball arena in a youth sports center in the al-Tira neighborhood. Fatah leaders stood there to hear PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's successor, quote the date of November 23 for his summit meeting with the head of the Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshal. At this point, it appears that the two will agree to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in May 2012 and the appointment of a prime minister who is not Salam Fayyad….