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Elections Seen as Potential Watershed for Mideast

What is the likely impact of the Palestinian elections? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rami Khouri, executive editor of Beirut's Daily Star, and Ziad abu Amr, head of the political committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Both see the elections as a watershed moment for Palestinians.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.