The PA's main prayer on Id al-Adha should be: "Allah, let us not be like Iraq and Afghanistan, which were pledged much and which received only a tiny amount, and let us not be like Lebanon, which was given a lot of money at the Paris conference after the war but cannot receive it because it does not have a parliament to approve the budget."0 comments
Zvi Bar'el is the Middle Eastern affairs analyst for Haaretz Newspaper. He is a columnist and a member of the editorial board. Previously he has been the managing editor of the newspaper, the correspondent in Washington and has also covered the Occupied Territories.
Bar'el has been with Haaretz since 1982, and has written extensively on the Arab and Islamic world. In 2009, he was awarded the Sokolov prize for lifetime achievement in print journalism.
Bar'el has a Ph.D in the History of the Middle East. He teaches at Sapir Academic College and is a research fellow at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as at the Center for Iranian Studies.