Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Palestinian Football Association, is also head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee. And he has gone off on a new rant against Israel. Rajoub laced into Israel declaring it to be a fascist and Nazi country.
Israel this week is weighing the interim results of the largest military operation it has mounted during the past 13 months of violence. The balance is complex, informed observers say, with both pros and cons. Israel Defense Force (IDF) troops and tanks pulled back from Bethlehem and neighboring Beit Jalla, just south of Jerusalem, overnight Sunday, after a day in which Palestinians desisted from shooting at the nearby Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.