Friday, December 10, 2010
The Face of Palestine
Abbas Supports Sudan President Accused of Genocide
-Itamar Marcus & Nan Jacques Zilberdik
PA TV reported that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has expressed his personal support for the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, who is accused of being responsible for the genocide in Darfur.
In a letter to the Sudanese president, Abbas wrote that he and Palestinians "have complete faith in the wisdom of President Omar Al-Bashir."
(Palestinian Media Watch)
Palestinian Public Opinion -David Pollock
Palestinian public opinion trends 2010 reveal troubling long-term intentions.
Only a minority - 34% of West Bankers, and 23% of Gazans - choose the formulation: the preferred goal is for a two-state solution that keeps two states living side by side.
This is probably because roughly 60% of respondents in both territories say they are "not so certain" that "Israel will exist 25 years from now as a Jewish state with a Jewish majority."
(Washington Institute for Near East Policy)