How will the Middle East look like half a year from now? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 28.11.11 | 17:33 (IST)

    Past experience tells me that Fatah and Hamas, despite their declarations, are still not consolidated in a unity de facto. Many things could blow up between the two. The entire region is in such a multi-dimensional disarray, melting and dynamic situation, marinated in threats and submerged in rising Islamism, revolutions and immense missile' arsenals, that thinking of something sounding as mundane as "next May" is something like thinking about the distance the "Curiosity" Mission to Mars has to travel, except it's not a pleasant straight trajectory, but a labyrinth in within a political and military minefield.

    from the article: Abbas sets May 4 as date for Palestinian general elections
    First published 15:44 28.11.11 | Last updated 15:44 28.11.11
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