Likewise, Segev's dismissal of the attempt to negotiate with King Hussein of Jordan. Unlike Arafat, Hussein had a discreet, but legitimate links with Israel. He also had credibility as the caretaker of the West Bank during the previous 20 years as well as a nation with a substantial Palestinian population. Likewise, the corruption brought by Arafat created a direct confrontation with the local Palestinian leadership. Indeed it was part of this local leadership that sent Fatah and its 'Tunisians' packing last weekend.
Pakistan foils planned jailbreak that would have freed Daniel Pearl's killer (Reuters)
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