Crunch Time

March 2005
New Republic;3/14/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 9, p7
Discusses the March 2005 Palestinian suicide bombing of an Israeli nightclub in Tel Aviv, Israel. Claims by Palestinians that the violence is justified; Intentions of Palestinians and the late Yasir Arafat to undermine Israeli moral and psychological confidence in their Jewish nationhood; Reasons why this is the first bombing since November 2004, including Israel's progress in paralyzing terrorist groups, their barrier around the West Bank, and checkpoints between cities in the territories; Uncertainty in Mahmoud Abbas's intentions.


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