Local Echoes of Hamas' Political Victory in the Middle East

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Earlier today, on To the Point, Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki said even Hamas was "shocked" to win a parliamentary majority in yesterday's elections. He said it was not so much a victory for Hamas as a punishment for decades of leadership by Fatah, the party of the late Yasser Arafat. In any case, voters have chosen a group that advocates the destruction of Israel. Israel says it won't deal with a terrorist organization, and President Bush said the same, while adding that changing power at the ballot box is a sign of increasing "liberty" in the Middle East. We get the views of Jewish and Arab leaders here in Los Angeles.
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President Bush on Palestinian elections

PSR on then-upcoming Palestinian elections

Getty Villa

LA Times article on Barbara Fleischman's resignation from Getty Board

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