Who Will Lead Them Now?

Arafat's death raises hopes for a new push for peace. But much depends on who takes charge and how the U.S. responds

Just a few months after Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo peace accord in 1993, Yasser Arafat lamented, as a man without a country, that even his final resting place was uncertain. "Can you imagine what it means to be a Palestinian?" he asked TIME. "I don't know where I am to be buried." He had always hoped it would be in a Jerusalem that was the capital of the state of Palestine.

Neither of those wishes came to pass. Arafat was interred last week in a temporary grave at the battered West Bank compound where he spent his final...

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