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A President in Handcuffs: Why Palestinians Should Vote for Barghouti

Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy
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Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy

If I were Palestinian, I’d vote for Marwan Barghouti as president of the Palestinian Authority. If I were an Israeli Zionist who insists on believing in the two-state solution, I’d also do everything I could to get Barghouti elected. And even as an Israeli who no longer believes in the two-state solution, I am dreaming, genuinely dreaming, of the moment this man finally leaves prison and become the leader of the Palestinians. He is currently the only chance to breathe new hope into the dying Palestinian people and into the corpse laying outside, the corpse of the peace process – which was never a process and also never intended to achieve peace.

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