Sunday, September 14, 2003

More Arafat

I continue to be too busy to really blog much, but plenty of people are weighing in on the Arafat expulsion issue:

Arab Street Bum explains the reasons for Arafat's popularity among Palestinians, as well as suggesting his absence would actually make peace more difficult.

Allison Kaplan Sommer worries that Arafat is becoming stronger under threat.

Juan Cole evaluates the situation from the standpoint of international law.

Writing in Haaretz, Ze'ev Schiff believes these threats have rebuilt Arafat's standing in the world.

And incidentally, let it be known that I'm not deliberately linking to posts that oppose expulsion. It's just that lots and lots of people I read regularly seem to think it's a very bad idea.

UPDATE: Civax also has arguments against deporting Arafat, as well as a plan for dealing with him.


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