Abbas, known also as Abu Mazen, appears to be on his last legs, despite the best efforts of the U.S., and of Prime Minister Sharon, to bolster his government. Arab elements in the PA called on him to resign yesterday and even to leave the area.
Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA noted that Secretary Powell, in a statement yesterday outside the United Nations, equated between the Moslem terrorists in the Palestinian Authority and people - apparently right-wing Israelis and Jews - who oppose the formation of another Arab state in the Land of Israel. Powell said, "The alternative is what? Just more death and destruction? Let the terrorists win? Let those who have no interest in a Palestinian state win? Let those who have no interest but killing innocent people win? No. That is not an acceptable outcome."