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Israeli Occupation Brings Down Fayyad

Daoud Kuttab reviews the outgoing Palestinian prime minister, highlighting that despite his best intentions, Salam Fayyad failed to produce a change without an end to the occupation.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad stands on a ladder as he picks olives with villagers during harvest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS AGRICULTURE) - RTR2TGGD
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The outgoing Palestinian prime minister was a unique Palestinian who fought hard against many odds, but in the end was unable to carry the mantle alone and without accommodations from Israel, the US or fellow Arab countries.

What is unique about Salam Fayyad is that he combined true patriotic national service without being tainted by the usual negative side of politics and the corruption that is often associated with a high-ranking position.

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