Palestinian Authority

February 2002
New Republic;2/18/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 6, p7
Focuses on the controversy surrounding the role of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Opinion that Arafat is not responsible for the failure to negotiate a peace, but has little to contribute to the Middle East peace process; View that there is a struggle for Palestinian identity and it is part of the Arab-Israeli conflict; Support of the U.S. government to Arafat's physical and diplomatic isolation; Information that Palestinian community is in a condition of severe internecine conflict; Change in the political culture of Palestinians; Condemnation of the leadership of Arafat.


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