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    • Simon Jenkins
    • 27.07.07 | 11:58 (IDT)

    ...that the ONLY way forward is through liberal democracy, deregulated business, division of religion & state, freedom of speech/press, & a sound welfare 'safety net', etc. i.e. similar to what is in place in Israel, EU, US, Canada, etc.; basically what is referred to as 'The West'. It took the Germans a couple of wars to realize that they can gain far more through economics & democracy. maybe the pals are finally waking up to this, or would they prefer either of the other options: corrupt police state or stone age theocracy?? I hope Fayyad is for real, & that he succeeds.

    from the article: Associates of PM Fayad planning alternative to Fatah and Hamas
    First published 00:00 27.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.07.07
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