Middle East

Palestinians choose a new president, on reality TV

In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013 photo, A Palestinian contestant Jihad al-Jabari, on the screen live from the Gaza Strip, interacts with the judges during the taping of the program "The President" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. "The President" is broadcast weekly on Maan TV, a popular independent Palestinian TV station. It offers contestants a chance to address the Palestinian people on what they would do on a variety of subjects if elected president. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 11, 2013, on page 11.

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