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Time to Drop Your Illusions About Palestinian Politics
Godwinizing the debate should always be avoided, and no doubt eyes rolled when some commentators equated Hamas' electoral victory with Hitler's ascendance. Sure, they both have a thing about wiping out the Jews, but other than that, it's just Godwinian oversimplification.
One small problem: In the recent Palestinian elections, there was a candidate named ... Hitler. And he won.
As The New York Times put it: "The candidate's name is Jamal Abu Roub, but everyone here calls him Hitler because, well, that is the name he has answered to quite comfortably since he was a teenager."