Is Abbas’ Pen Mightier Than Arafat’s Sword?

Where Arafat encouraged suicide bombers with his repeated boasts of 'millions of martyrs,' Abbas advocates peaceful boycotts and the creative use of diplomatic channels to pursue the rights of his people.

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There was no pistol on his hip, no swaggering in military fatigues, not even a hint of threatened violence. With a few bold strokes of his pen, Palestinian...