Ramallah for Real: The rise of Hamas

No one lit celebratory cigars. Here was a plan that didn't come together. Even Hamas itself, which had expected to become a powerful opposition, winced at the outcome.

August 5, 2007 15:59

Tom Kenis. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The rise of Hamas 2006 began quite like 2005 And by 'quite like' I mean 'not even remotely comparable'. There were parallels, mind you. Both January's I served as election observer, presidential and parliamentary respectively. Which entailed a lot of barreling up and down the West Bank, piling in and out of vans. An A-team of suffrage, if you will. "If no one else can help you, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire ballot monitors." Read the rest of this blog

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