'President Abbas's term ended four years ago. He has clung to power as an unelected autocrat for nearly half a decade.'http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/opinion/palestines-democratic-deficit.xml
Ask yourself, when was the last time that one of the BBC's Midde East 'journalists' (especially Jeremy Al-Bowen or Jon Donison) reported this news? Can't remember; now why might that be?