Hamdallah still in office: Facebook page[s] + Twitter account[s]

Somebody here, I think, thinks Twitter and Facebook don’t matter… This is more than just a symptom — it is a syndrome. It’s because communication doesn’t really matter, here. Communication is expected to follow formalistic rules. A political statement uses certain prescribed terms and is delivered in loud and rising to...

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And, will Fayyad retract the statement issued by his "office"?

Will Salam Fayyad correct the wrong-headed efforts of his “office” to save him from Fatah’s wrath in Ramallah by making the patently false denial that he’s given any statements or interviews to the media since his resignation on 13 April? Will he stand up and do the right thing, here? Will he admit that he […]

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Remember this? April 2013

Remember this?  In the very beginning of April [in fact, on April 1st], Salam Fayyad was taken to Ramallah Hospital for the second time in recent months — this time, for abdominal pain.   He was said to have been diagnosed with an inflamed pancreas.  [This can be due to gall bladder infection, whose acute symptoms […]

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Fayyad: the analysis continues — meanwhile, is Fayyad planning a coup?

Ghassan Khatib, who has returned to academia [Bir Zeit University], is most recently known as the previous Palestinian Government spokesman. He was appointed by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and served as a relatively conventional and cautious spokesperson for the Cabinet [not for the Presidency]. But Khatib was, for many years, a Commun...

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Salam Fayyad — still "caretaker" Prime Minister

Weeks after his resignation, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is still in office. A report in the Gulf News quotes the Deputy speaker of the [inactive + beyond mandate] Palestine Legislative Council, Hassan Khraishah, who comments that it looks as though Fayyad will be staying in office until Palestinian reconcilation is achieved — in ...

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More Fayyad Fallout

The BBC’s Jon Donnison reported, in his Fayyad article [labelled a “What next?” piece], that “When the 61-year-old again announced he was quitting on Saturday night, it was at least the third time he had resigned since he was first appointed to the job in 2007.  That is not to mention all the threats of […]

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