The Heat: Palestinian Elections

The Heat

Last month the two largest Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, agreed on a deal to hold elections for the first in almost 15 years.

After years of unrest with Israel, and the on-going Israeli occupation of the West Bank, could these elections offer a new beginning?

The news also comes after Israel recently normalized relations with two Arab countries, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. 

To discuss:

    • Edmund Ghareeb is a Middle East scholar and analyst.
    • Abdel Bari Atwan is editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, a London-based Arabic news site.  
    • Mitchell Barak is an Israeli pollster and political analyst in Jerusalem.
    • Khalil Jahshan, Palestinian-American, executive director of Arab Center, Washington, D.C.

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