Thursday, November 04, 2004

Arafat, an obstacle almost removed

As the world wonders whether Yasser Arafat has died, the Jerusalem Post writes that as long as Arafat is alive, the PA and PLO leadership bodies
are unable to take any crucial decision on political and security matters without referring to him or his senior aides in Paris.
That seems to be the problem. As long as Arafat is alive, he will be involved.

And as long as Arafat is involved, as President Bush has made clear, there will be no real movement towards peaceful coexistence with Israel.

Let us hope some real progressive leadership emerges for the PA.