Saturday, October 30, 2004

ARAFAT'S TIME IS OUT...

Our lecturer on the Middle East, Sune Persson, said that a big problem with the "Palestinian Authority" is the lack of defined rules on how to pick a successor after Yasser Arafat. Here is an excerpt from Ewa Björling's article, Aiding Palestinian Propaganda:

In September 1997, Sune Persson, an associate professor of research at Goteborg University, presented a report commissioned by Sida on the PA. This report, which was based on field studies, interviews and primarily Palestinian background material, concluded that Swedish direct aid to the PA should cease and that the assistance should be given to the Palestinian civil society instead. (The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies / Wall Street Journal, 03/15/04.)


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