September 5-10, 2012 Links

I wanted to focus specifically on the recent events in Israel and the West Bank. For economic reasons, most Palestinian protestors are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad although some have called for President Mahmoud Abbas to step down. Some analysts surmise that the “Arab Spring” has now reached the West Bank. The immediate anger is directed against Palestinian leaders. However it remains to be seen if they can satisfy protestor demands through economic incentives like the Gulf regimes or if they will divert attention toward Israel and incite a third intifada.

Palestinians Seek to Amend Economic Accord with Israel” Reuters
We Are Not Scared: Mahmoud Abbas Tries To Quell A Palestinian Arab Spring” IBT
Fayyad: Protests Prove PA Committed To Freedom of Expression” Ma’an News
Mofaz: Bi-National State More Threatening Than Iran” The Jerusalem Post
Palestinian Price Protest Turns Violent in West Bank” Reuters
Palestinians Blame Israel for Dire Economic Situation in West Bank” Israel Hayom
Ramallah Protestors Call on Abbas to Resign” Ma’an News

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