Arafat says statehood is a reality

May 1999
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;5/14/1999, Vol. 43 Issue 19, p6
Trade Publication
Reports that Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat has retreated from his pledge to declare independence for Palestine on May 4, 1999. International pressure on Arafat to delay a declaration due to concerns over its use as a political issue in Israel's general election; Arafat's comments on Palestine's progress toward statehood.


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