TITLE

The Importance of Being Irrelevant

AUTHOR(S)
Avnery, Uri
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Dec2004, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses about Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The man who years ago was officially declared by the Israeli government to be "irrelevant" was headline news all over the world this week. There are very few leaders around whose state of health would command similar attention. If one does not want peace and prefers a Greater Israel, one does not need Arafat. But if one thinks that peace is essential for Israel to develop and flourish, one needs him very much. Arafat is the only Palestinian leader with the towering moral authority that is needed not only to sign a peace treaty with Israel, but--which is even more important--to carry his people with him.
ACCESSION #
16706164

 

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