June 1, 2014 | Foreign Policy

Building Palestinian Democracy, One Brick At A Time

Yet the obstacles remain formidable. Jonathan Schanzer, an analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies who recently published a book about the Palestinian Authority, sums up the current feeling in the West Bank with the word “resignation.” “The PA really needs to take practical spaces to open up space for new political parties, voices and positions,” he says. “What people like Masri are doing is good for democratic development, but at the end of the day, one has to wonder how much one good example [like Rawabi] can do.”


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