When Israel and the PA emerge from their respective elections next year, they will have at least one parliamentary record in common.
The two heavyweights in each of their dominant parties will both be behind bars. Serving five life terms, Marwan Barghouti garnered 85% of the ruling Fatah’s primary votes in Ramallah alone.
For his lesser misdeeds, Omri Sharon faces jail time when his father most needs him as enforcer for the new party.
Faced with this new style of ‘cellular government’, journalists will have to find a whole new set of euphemisms for their political tipsters.
“A government insider” would just give the game away.