Another option: let him run from jail - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David G
    • 04.01.10 | 16:58 (IST)

    If as Mr. Burston suggests Barghouti is a valuable as a leader in moving forward the two-state-solution (a plan I am personally skeptical could ever work). Then he needs a leadership position first. Let him run from jail for President of the Palestinian Authority. If he wins he is automatically set free. Such a situation will do more than show Hamas did not free Barghouti, it will allow the Palestinian people to do so ?a vote for Barghouti is a vote for his freedom? such sayings could go. In that vein Hamas will be hard pressed to run someone against him, thus being accused of wanting to keep him in jail. Note though this could all backfire if he proves as corrupt as Arafat or as impotent as Abbas, only time will tell though.

    from the article: Free Barghouti Now
    First published 15:08 04.01.10 | Last updated 18:02 04.01.10
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