Arafat Out Within a Year

(Yediot Ahronot) Ephraim Halevy - National Security Council head and former Mossad head Ephraim Halevy said in an interview published Thursday in a Hebrew-language intelligence community journal: "The lack of trust toward Arafat among the Palestinians is growing. If Arafat continues the way he is going, and we should assume that he will, then next year the Palestinian movement will reach an unprecedented crisis, and within a year Arafat will no longer hold the same position." "Radical Islam is not being stopped and is on the rise. The real conflict is not between the West and radical Islam, but between streams within Islam. This conflict will be decided internally by moderate liberal forces and not by an external civilization." Halevy also said that in his estimation, the Hamas will not fight against the more moderate forces within Palestinian society.

2002-12-06 00:00:00

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