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    • Marwan مروان خوري
    • 30.03.07 | 09:07 (IDT)

    A new Palestinian movement being launched today is aimed at the moderate middle of Muslim politics. Wasatia -- Arabic for "moderation" -- is the first Islamic religious party to advocate a peaceful, negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a tolerant, democratic society at home. The new party is the brainchild of political science Professor Mohammed Dajani, director of the American Studies Institute at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. Dajani hopes to build Wasatia into a movement with a social and political wing that will eventually compete with Hamas for the votes of what he calls the silent majority of Palestinians.

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    First published 00:00 30.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.03.07
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