YES, AND I AM THE PRESIDENT OF SHANGRI-LA!!
If a political leader gets elected, but he doesn’t have a state, what is he being elected to? Why is there even an election? What’s the point? In the case of Mahmoud Abbas’s recent election to the office of President of– er, whatever, Ali Abunimah breaks it down.
Ali Abunimah: Palestinian Elections “Taking Place Under Continued Heel of Israel’s Military Tyranny”
(both full transcript and links to audio and video clips of interview available at above hyperlink)