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|Subject: Re: Arafat interview with Haaretz - sound promis||Date: 7/11/2004 8:01 PM|
|Author: ShaggyDabbyDo||Number: 3456 of 22549|
'So, shaggy, it still comes down to this: The PLO's basic intent is to destroy the state of Israel; it has always been so, and they've done nothing to change that.'
Perhaps it is still the case, but I have hope based on polls which say the Palistinians people themselves wish peace, so lets hope that what was so, will not be so in the future.
'Also, Shaggy, are you aware that Arafat routinely gives different and conflicting messages depending on what language he uses? When he speaks English, he's all for compromise and peace. Then he speaks to his supporters in Arabic and calls for Jihad.'
I am aware that Arafat is a two-faced bigot; saying one thing in English and another in Arabic. I do not think Arafat speaks for the majority of Palistinains though, just like Blair did not speak for many in the UK with his pro-war stance.
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