May 8, 2012

Salam Fayyad: A Palestinian Reformer's Downfall

Ben Birnbaum, The New Republic

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In a sense, circumstances have taken Fayyad back in time - from the prime minister who would lead his people to independence to the finance minister struggling to balance the books.

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TAGGED: Israel, West Bank, Palestinians, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas, Palestine, Salam Fayyad, Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah


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