Home Ed: 31: March/2006
Ed: 31: March/2006
Europe's political elites had developed a nice line in serenity when confronted with the prospect of a Middle East meltdown.
After the Hamas election, some commentators implied, absurdly, that the Israeli right were the equivalent to Hamas...
One of the curious things about Hamas' stunning victory in January's Palestinian legislative election was that opinion polls all consistently showed a narrow to substantive win for the ruling Fatah party.
Hamas, the Arabic word for zeal, is the acronym of al-Harakat al-Muqawwama al-Islamiyyaâ??the Islamic Resistance Movement.
Israelis go to the polls on March 28 in what will clearly be a watershed election.
No foreign journalist is more closely identified with the Middle East than the British writer Robert Fisk.