Middle East Economic Survey


No 8


Political Comment (19 February 2007)

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya is to form a government of national unity, but it is still uncertain whether the new cabinet will meet the international communitys criteria for resuming contacts. The anniversary of the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri has been marked by a war of words between anti-Syrian Lebanese leaders and Damascus.

Haniya To Form Unity Government

Palestinian President Mahmud 'Abbas...