Friday, October 29, 2004
The Succession Discussion
Amidst swirling rumination and speculation as to who will take over Yasir Arafat's role as leader of the PA, the PLO, and Fatah, Amira Hass writes that maybe the "war of inheritance" that many are predicting is more hype than substance.
No inheritance war is expected, said a senior Fatah member, because the inheritance is not that attractive. "What does this inheritance offer, after all? Ruling a frustrated, impoverished, hopeless nation that suffers daily military attacks?" he asked.A good point (though very much towing the Fatah, "everything is okay" line).