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Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Exile for Arafat?-I'm not sure which is the better option for Israel at this point, a dead Arafat, a jailed Arafat or a exiled Arafat. Current news reports have Israel wanting to get him the bleep out of their hair exiling him. He gets a certian martydom either way. If they can press charges that will stick with Europeans, arresting him would be the best option. Short of that, the bad PR from killing him would be outweighed by the bad PR they'd get from Yasser the Gasser's Grande Tour. If they don't have the chutzpah to kill him, then exiling him is better than imprisoning him. Israel's best hope is to have him turn down exile and go out with guns blazing. Arafat works best as a cheesy diplomat rather than as an administrator so he might see exile as better than house arrest.

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