Can Arabs Really Rally Behind Palestinians?

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All over the Arab world, street protesters are demanding help for Yasser Arafat. But the Palestinian's current plight reveals the curious historic reality that Arab governments have long provided more lip service than substance. Past wars have ended in humiliating defeat. The economics of oil and the need for aid have created dependence on the United States. Now, with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat fighting for his own personal security and for the very existence of his Palestinian Authority, which governs the West Bank and Gaza, what can the Palestinians expect from the rest of the Arab world? What's the impact of America's diplomacy? We get perspective from Arab states and the Arab street.
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The Financial Times

America and Political Islam

Arab League

Center for Security Policy

Jerusalem Media and Communications Center

The Jordan Times

Palestinian Authority

The Palestine Report

Los Angeles Times



Warren Olney