The Palestinian Fatah movement has elected an Israeli Jew to one of its governing bodies, a first for the secular nationalist movement. Uri Davis is a sociology professor and writer, with Israeli and British passports, who first joined Fatah in 1984. He said: “I’m Palestinian but not an Arab, but in terms of my patriotic and national identity, as well as in terms of the technicality of my birth, I am definitely as Palestinian as anyone else.”Davis stands for a secular democratic state in all of historic Palestine. The official voting results were released after a 10-day party congress in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. There are 80 elected seats in the Revolutionary Council of the Fatah movement now led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Fatah elects Jew to Council