I must admit, though his is a rare voice in the published wilderness about the Middle East, this article gives me hope.
You know, an editor once told me that the reason why so many people are addicted to the Letters to the Editor page is because for every letter published, there are large numbers of people out there, nodding their heads, relieved and sometimes overjoyed that someone who shares their opinion got the word out-they are not alone in their opinion.
Depending on the publication, the letter can represent a hundred, a thousand or even tens of thousands of other readers. It's also how a community of readers is built, and how loyalty to a publication or columnist develops. Publications will never tell you exactly what they think the ratio is (published and/or submitted letters to readers), but it's certainly something that they discuss.
I think the same goes for opinion articles, and I really hope that this essay represents the opinion of large numbers of Palestinians who have been silenced by their own autocratic, unelected leaders.
This is a very interesting piece, and I urge you to read the whole thing.