Post-Arafat Palestine

Amant II, Philemon A. St.
May 2005
Officer Review Magazine;May2005, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p6
The article focuses on the political conditions prevailing in Palestine after the demise of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The death last November of Yasser Arafat marked the end of a story and the beginning of a journey for the Palestinian people. Arafat's elected successor, Mahmoud Abbas, is warmly viewed by most western leaders, and to a lesser extent by the political leaders of Israel. He is educated, urbane, politically astute, and apparently disposed to peaceful coexistence with Israel, rather than to a continuation of the armed struggle which has proven ineffective in securing the future of the Palestinian people.


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