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Monday, July 16, 2007

'We're a first class revolution, and we travel first class'



This little tidbit appeared in the middle of a lengthy puff piece on Hamas in yesterday's New York Times:
One Israeli negotiator in the days of Camp David, Gidi Grinstein, recently described how Fatah’s leaders would travel only first class, with junior staff traveling in business. Only Israeli cabinet ministers could travel business class, Grinstein noted. “We used to joke that they were the ‘full-belly revolutionaries,’ ” he said. “Dahlan was a kid from a refugee camp who lived in a palace.”
Your tax dollars at work through UNRWA....

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