Right, As’ad, explain this*
Wassim first pointed it out, and I had to check the actual magazine cover in the shop. I couldn’t believe that the Economist would go this far over the top. It is the most absurd cover I have ever seen. I really believed it was a spoof.
It must be the most blogged Economist cover in history. My favourite analysis is by Ahmed in Jordan – and he rarely even blogs about politics:
“It’s almost unbelievable. Here we are seven years later. Palestine in in shambles. Arafat is gone. Sharon is semi-dead. The Wall. Israel’s fortress mentality. Iraq drowning. Lebanon divided. A whole generation of Palestinians lost to violence and no hope.”
(*The Angry Arab says he is a fan of The Economist – but he distances himself from its editorial, so maybe my top line isn’t reallllllly fair!).