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Friday, 12th November 2004

Bye, bye Yasser Arafat

So it’s goodbye to Yasser Arafat. It’s difficult to know what to say about him. He was a complicated, flawed man but one who managed to keep the plight of the Palestinian people in the news for forty years. Until he came along they had simply been a ‘refugee problem’. Now they are seen, quite rightly, as a people without a country. I only hope that whoever succeeds him manages to keep that image intact and, more importantly, achieves at least some of the degree of nationhood which had eluded Arafat for so long.

Posted 12 November 2004, 15:23
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Since moving the site to a new server Scribblings is not as easy to find your way around as it used to be. It used to depend on a script and a database on the server but is currently served as ‘flat html’.

I have some ideas about how to make it a bit easier but they depend on writing another script. I hope to get around to it ‘eventually’.

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