Arafat's Uncertain Future

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Yasser Arafat faces a crisis with no good solutions. A crackdown on terrorists within his own borders may lead to assassination or civil war. If he fails to crack down, the forces of Israel may push him into the sea. With Arafat's position more precarious than ever, speculation has focused on who will be next. The democratically elected leader has not designated any successor. Are there any obvious choices? We look at the uncertain future of a political leader with no good options, with a Palestinian political analyst, and Israeli and Palestinian government officials.
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