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Question re Arafat

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Submitted by Nogah Bethlahmy (United States), Apr 20, 2004 at 17:42

Dear Dan,

Now that Yassin and Rantisi have been eliminated, I would appreciate your views whether strategically Israel should do the same with Arafat. He is, of course a "sitting target" who could easily be destroyed.

I don't remember your addressing this question before.

Thank you.
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I do not think that eliminating Arafat will do much to improve things. That will require a thorough-going change of heart among the Palestinian population.

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