And Now For Something Completely Different

Now THERE’S something you don’t see every day. In fact, it’s never been seen before in Middle-East history:

Sat., August 15, 2009 Av 25, 5769 | | Israel Time: 23:57 (EST+7)

Jerusalem-born Jew elected to Fatah Revolutionary Council

By DPA

The official list published Saturday of winners in elections to the Revolutionary Council of the Palestinian Fatah movement included 67-year-old Dr. Uri Davis, a Jerusalem-born Jew. He was the first Jew to become a member of the Revolutionary Council since it was established in 1958. Davis, who in the 1980s abandoned his Israeli citizenship in protest over Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and later received Palestinian citizenship, was the only non-Arab to run…

More at link: Ha’aretz: Jerusalem-born Jew elected to Fatah Revolutionary Council

I wonder…would it be crass of me to speculate that maybe — just maybe — if a Jerusalem-born Jew can wind up on Fatah’s governing council, do you suppose that means it’d be theoretically possible to get a couple of Republicans to put country before party for once, and vote for health care reform?

Yeah, that’d probably be crass. 😉