"Arabian style" refers to the way thing are done throughout the Arab world. What makes anyone think that an arch-terrorist like Arafat would establish a society and legal framework any more liberal than those run by Qaddafi, Saddam, Assad, Mubarak, Hussein, etc, etc.??? Without the PA Israel could legally and morally direct the "Palestinians" to make their claims against the true occupiers in the Jordanian-Occupied East Bank of Palestine. Of course, Jordan isn't any freer than other Arab countries...
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