TITLE

Time for a reality check

AUTHOR(S)
Zuckerman, Mortimer B.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;1/24/2005, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Presents an editorial on the Palestinian election. Belief that expectations for peace between Palestine and Israel are too high; Need for winner Mahmoud Abbas to convince the Palestinians they must detoxify their society before real peace can exist; Concern that Abbas may not be a strong enough leader to stop terrorism; Legacy of Yasir Arafat which still exists; The relationship between the government and the radical Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups; Need to combat terrorism in order to get to peace; Abbas' idea that he can co-opt terrorists groups which will not be good enough; Reasons why the election should be viewed as one component of movement towards peace and not a solution; Contention it may take as long as a generation to excise the legacy of Arafat.
ACCESSION #
15676168

 

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