The Last Palestinian The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas


  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Last Palestinian The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas
  • Grant Rumley
  • 03 November 2015
  • 9781633882997

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    Given the prominence of news from the Middle East it is perhaps surprising there has not been a biography of Mahmoud Abbas the leader of the Palestinian Authority for 13 years and a significant participant in the preceding This is a gap the authors have set out to correctThe authors describe Mahmoud Abbas his background motivations constraints Abbas cannot escape his time; he is molded by events than he is able to shape them He lacks charisma and the legitimacy Arafat built over years of struggle He has successfully navigated internal Palestinian politics and will continue in his position for his own and his family’s benefit if not for the benefit of the Palestinian peopleThe book describes some of the internal political conflicts that drive Abbas’s decision making and are likely to be factors in the future I discovered the reasoning behind some of Abbas’s puzzling at least to me actions such as the decision to allow Hamas to participate in the 2006 legislative elections The book is a valuable source for those who follow the Israel Palestine conflict; for those unfamiliar with the painful day to day events this provides a concise impartial and readable overview


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