RAMALLAH, NOV 24 (JMCC) - Wall Street Journal commentator, Bret Stephens, suggests that the Palestinian lack of religious tolerance, and not necessarily the renewed construction of Israeli settlements
, is an obstacle to a future Palestinian state. Using the recent arrest of Walid Husayin from the West Bank
city of Qalqilya
who was caught authoring a series of blasphemy on the internet as his case in point, Stephens argues that Palestinians must tolerate their own religious differences before expecting to Free Palestine.Whatever might be said in favor of freedom for Palestine, there has been to date precious little freedom in Palestine, whether in the Hamas-controlled statelet of Gaza or in the parts of the West Bank under Fatah's dominion.That's a problem.
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