Recently elections were held to elect a new Palestinian leader and a new Iraqi Government. Host Sheilah Kast speaks with Kahled Al-Maeena editor of the Arab Times in Saudi Arabia; Hisham Kassem, former publisher of The Cairo Times in Egypt; and Ibrahim Hamidi a columnist for the Al-Hayat newspaper based in Syria; about the effect these elections are having on other countries in the Middle East.
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