Sunday, January 15, 2006

Jerusalem Go Ahead

Today, the Israeli cabinet finally formally decided to allow voting for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem in the upcoming January 25 parliamentary elections.

There are some restrictions on Hamas which might create problems, but overall there is now no reason to assume that these important elections will not go ahead as planned.

That also means that a week from today I will be in Jerusalem as co-leader of an international group monitoring the elections. I did the same last year for the presidential elections.

So you can count on some comments on the issue over the coming weeks on this place.