While the smelly Lefties sleep off their hangovers, The Graun‘s Middle East desk is taken over by agents of the Zionist Conspiracy:

Winners and Losers in Israel

It was a good year for … Ariel Sharon

Sharon seized the initiative by declaring that Israel would unilaterally pull all Jewish settlers and most soldiers out of the Gaza Strip… The settlers called Sharon a traitor to the Jews, the prime minister’s political foes tried to bring him down and his own party rejected the Gaza pullout.

But Sharon outmanoeuvred them all, and survived two corruption probes besides—even though much of the Israeli public thought he was guilty.

It was a bad year for … Yasser Arafat

He left behind a Palestinian nation less optimistic about the future than when he arrived in the occupied territories a decade earlier. The resulting corruption, maladministration and lack of a strategy against the Israelis rubbed the sheen from his leadership.