Arab Attitudes on Mideast Change

(AP/Washington Post) Hamza Hendawi - For most Arabs, the suicide bomber has replaced the stone-throwing youngster as the defining symbol of Palestinian resistance. Suicide bombers are being portrayed as the ultimate Palestinian heroes. Their attacks have even prompted celebrations in some Arab countries. Arab leaders, including those of close U.S. allies like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, have hardened their own rhetoric against Israel and Washington, hoping to ride the wave of popular anger which has distracted from troubles at home.

2002-10-03 00:00:00

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