In Ramallah, Arab Idol Winner 'Raises the Keffiyeh' and National Pride

Fans roared as Mohammed Assaf took the stage in Ramallah for a performance that united Palestinians - even if it lasted only 27 minutes.

Next to Yasser Arafat's tomb in Ramallah rises a tall pillar, plated with local stone. The gravesite's architects wanted a laser beam to shine from the tower toward Jerusalem, where Arafat wished to be buried, but Israel banned the symbolic laser...