From the Saudi paper Al Hayat comes the following pacifyier:
Arafat poisoned by Isreal with US approval?
The editor of Al Hayat, Abdulwahab Badrakhan, wrote in his column Monday on the post Yasser Arafat era. After strongly suggesting that Arafat was poisoned by Israel with the approval of the U.S., Badrakhan said that there are indications that an international effort will be made following the death of the Palestinian leader in order to find a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Such effort, said Badrakhan, will be led by the European Union and spearheaded by Tony Blair. The writer went on to say that Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is not too concerned about the peace proposals that will be made by the Europeans. "Sharon and his gang are fully aware that whatever the Europeans suggest will hardly materialize unless their proposals have the support of the radicals who surround George Bush," he said. He added that the first move in the post Arafat era should be aimed at separating terrorism from the facts about the Palestinian cause. "Unless Bush is convinced about this, any peace proposal will lead no where," said Badrakhan. He added that many rightly believe that combating terror begins with granting the Palestinians their rights, "but Sharon's gang in Washington has been able to convince Bush that the best way to fight terror is to unleash the Israeli war criminals against the Palestinians." He concluded in saying that, now, they must convince him of the exact opposite.