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Karna Upadhyay Conflict/Cooperation WSJ 3/6/03 Palestinians getting a prime minister who’s an old pro Mahmoud Abbas is about to become Palestine’s first prime minister. He was one of the founders of the Palestine Liberation Organization and has had secret meetings with both US diplomats and prime minister Ariel Sharon. That is probably his most outstanding feat, that he is endorsed not only by Sharon, but by the US government as well. Their endorsement is so surprising because of the strong ties he has to Yasser Arafat, being one of the last founders of Arafat’s Fatah organization.
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Unformatted text preview: It is expected that he will have overall approval, despite his disagreement to the Palestinian uprising for its attacking of Israeli civilians. This article is important because Palestinian conflicts with Israel have been raging for a long time. It seems as though Abbas is an advocate for peace so if he can help stop the violence it will be better for the whole world. Besides that, the US seems to be interested in the Middle East in general because of the war with Iraq....
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