TROUBLE IN THE HOLEY LAND- Aug 8,2000

 

 

Israel and Palestinian failure to reach an agreement even with the heavy pressure of Clinton bodes badly for the future. With the massive numbers of weapons + Palestinian Police; if Arafat follows through with a declaration of Palestinian independence, a great bloodletting could ensue.I have that feeling that that might finally provoke the Israeliís into wholesale expulsions of their Arabs. Ultimately, America will be the target for Arab rage that results. Clinton put the blame for the collapse of talks squarely on Arafat (whose being feted with such congratulatory passion at his failure was contemptible) + sent an unambiguous message in talking about moving the embassy to Jerusalem. A recent article claims some Palestinian Arabs actually prefer Israeli rule to the PLOís: because of Israeli social + financial benefits and endemic PLO corruption and arbitrariness.