Friday, September 12, 2003

Arafat's Predicament

As expected, Israel has set in motion a plan to expel Yasser Arafat. There's every indication, considering the catastrophic backlash an expulsion would precipitate, that they will hold off doing this and instead use it as a threat to force additional security measures and concessions from the Palestinian Authority.

And, to throw even more fuel on the fire, the right wing Jerusalem Post has explicitly called for Israel to "kill Yasser Arafat, because the world leaves us no alternative." This is journalistic bankruptcy on a scale rarely seen.