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Arafat and the Future of the Middle East

After a two-week struggle against an as yet unidentified ailment, Yasser Arafat died last night in a hospital outside Paris. We'll get reaction from Jerusalem, and look at how a new Palestinian leadership may emerge.


Loren Jenkins, NPR's senior foreign editor

Robert Malley, director of the International Crisis Group's Middle East program

Daoud Kuttab, columnist for The Jordan Times and The Jersulaem Post. Director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University, Jerusalem.

Rashid Khalidi, author of Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East. Edward Said chair of Arab studies at Columbia University.

Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, and currently senior fellow of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution.

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