Democracy pits Arafat against his better self

Battersby, John
January 1996
Christian Science Monitor;1/4/96, Vol. 88 Issue 27, p1
Presents views on the expected first Palestine election on January 20, 1996 and the role of the PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in controlling the election and campaign for president of the Palestinian Council. Opinion of Khalil Shikaki, director of the Nablus-based Center for Palestinian Research and Studies, on Arafat's international sympathy; Criticism of various incidents during the election process including the arrest of human rights worker Bassam Eid.


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