Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Maybe Good News From PLO

It seems that since Yasser Arafat began his celestial sand-nap, there may actually be a chance for something resembling peace between the PLO and Israel. Mahmoud Abbas, a former Palestinian prime minister who now heads the Palestine Liberation Organization, told the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat that the Palestinian "use of arms has been damaging and should end."

Abbas has repeatedly called for an end to the violence against Israel, saying he doesn't believe that continued violence would achieve the goals of Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories and establishment of a Palestinian state. Maybe there's some hope...