Palestinians Prepare for Sunday's Election

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Palestinians will go to the polls on Sunday to elect Yasser Arafat's successor as head of the Palestinian Liberation Authority. The likely winner is "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, who already holds a more powerful job as appointed head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Meantime, political troubles continue in Israel, as reserve officers threaten to disobey orders to help remove settlers from the Gaza Strip. Can Abbas end the Intifada? Can Israel-s Ariel Sharon get determined settlers out of the Gaza Strip? Will either side have time to talk peace? We speak with Israelis and Palestinians about the challenges facing both sides.
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