The first one is by Majida Abu Rahmah, who we have come to know as the local Palestinian
"As the people of the United States commemorate the non-violent leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King in a struggle for equality and recognition, they must be reminded of the Palestinian sisters, fathers and husbands held as political prisoners by Israel. The courageous individuals who continually pursue justice, such as Abdallah, keep the spirit of Dr. King alive in villages and cities across the West Bank."Notice how she doesn't want "peace," but "justice." She doesn't want the two sides to stop fighting, she just wants Israel to stop arresting Palestinians. She doesn't want murderers of Israelis to face justice for their crimes, after all they are "Palestinian sisters, fathers and husbands" so no big deal. I hardly think that Martin Luther King Jr. would approve of such blatantly one-sided moralizing.
The second article, by Ryan J. Bell, is much better. It's about what Rev. Bell describes as "the Palestinian Martin Luther King," Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish. Dr. Abuelaish sure sounds like the real deal, he even passed the acid test of being willing to criticize his fellow Palestinains, if you can believe it. Take a look at the article if you are feeling like a cheer up. I do find it interesting that the Huffington Post never publishes any articles about Israeli Mandelas/Gandhis/MLKs though. I wonder why that is?