PALESTINE - Nov 26 - Jailed Leader Barghouthi Urged To Drop Election Bid.Firebrand fire·brand
1. A person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt.
2. A piece of burning wood.
Noun uprising leader Marwan Barghouthi comes under pressure from his Fatah faction to drop potentially divisive plans to run for Palestinian president from his Israeli jail cell. Fatah officials said Palestinian cabinet minister Qadoura Fares, a member of the faction, visited Barghouthi in prison to try to dissuade TO DISSUADE, crim. law. To induce a person not to do an act.
2. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted, is an indictable offence at common law. Hawk. B. 1, c. 2 1, s. 1 5. him from challenging it presidential nominee In United States politics and government, the phrase presidential nominee has two distinct meanings.
The first is somebody chosen by the primary voters and caucus-goers of this party to be the party's nominee for President of the United States. , PLO PLO
Palestine Liberation Organization
PLO Palestine Liberation Organization
Noun 1. PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: محمود عباس) (born March 26, 1935), also known by the kunya Abu Mazen . There was no immediate word on whether Fares, who said he was carrying a message from Abbas promising Barghouthi, 45, a say in strategic Palestinian decisions, persuaded him to change his mind. Abbas, 69, lacks the charismatic Barghouthi's grassroots popularity but he is favoured as a future peacemaker by Israel and the US. His defeat could deal a blow to any international effort to revive violence-stalled peace efforts. Fares, speaking to Israel Radio before the visit, said Abbas regarded Barghouthi as crucial to Palestinian stability following the death of Pres Yasser Arafat on Nov 11. "(Abbas) asked me to tell Marwan that he is one of the most important pillars of the PA, Fatah and the PLO", Fares said in Hebrew. Fatah officials said on Nov 25 Barghouthi had decided to run in the Jan 9 election, but a formal announcement would be made only after further consultations. Fatah's Central Committee nominated Abbas for president earlier this week and the faction's Revolutionary Council approved the decision on Nov 25. "The door before Marwan is closed now, after the decision of the Fatah Central Committee to nominate (Abbas)", said Hatem Abdel-Qader, a Fatah official and legislator LEGISLATOR. One who makes laws.
2. In order to make good laws, it is necessary to understand those which are in force; the legislator ought therefore, to be thoroughly imbued with a knowledge of the laws of his country, their advantages and defects; to . "If he runs as an independent candidate, Fatah will lose votes to other factions and this also may create divisions inside the movement", Abdel-Qader said. Palestinian political analysts predicted Barghouthi would stand a good chance of winning the ballot, drawing support from mainstream voters as well as from Islamists who oppose Abbas's call to end the uprising. One senior Fatah official said a promise by Abbas "to carry out reforms within Fatah through (internal) elections" could persuade Barghouthi not to run against him. Fatah's pro-Barghouthi "young guard", a generation raised under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, has been demanding a stronger voice in a faction dominated by exiles who returned after interim peace deals with Israel in the 1990s. Barghouthi was sentenced in June by an Israeli criminal court to five life terms after it convicted him of involvement in the killings of Israelis. At his trial in Tel Aviv Tel Aviv (tĕl əvēv`), city (1994 pop. 355,200), W central Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. Oficially named Tel Aviv–Jaffa, it is Israel's commercial, financial, communications, and cultural center and the core of its largest , Barghouthi said he was a political leader with no involvement in violence. He was the main voice of a revolt for an independent Palestinian state The Palestinian state (Arabic (دولة فلسطين) is a proposed country. The proposed location includes the Gaza Strip and the autonomously controlled areas of the West Bank, currently controlled by the Palestinian National after peace negotiations collapsed in 2000 and has long been seen as a potential successor to Arafat. Passionate and articulate, the bearded and diminutive di·min·u·tive
1. Extremely small in size; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
2. Grammar Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness or, by semantic extension, qualities such as youth, familiarity, affection, or Barghouthi has also advocated peace with Israel, making his case for an end to occupation in near-perfect Hebrew learned during previous jail stints.