Abu Mazen: A Man in Search of a Legacy

Dr. Ido Zelkovitz September 2015
Policy Papers and Reports / The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The Palestinian President has recently announced his resignation from the position of Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee. This move took place in parallel to the intensification of power struggles within the Palestinian Authority and to speculations about Abu Mazen’s possible successors. In this article, Dr. Ido Zelkovitz analyzes the complexities of the Palestinian political arena. He concludes that Abu Mazen is in the process of cleansing the centers of power within the Palestinian Authority in order to weaken his opponents, and of showing that he is a strong leader who is unafraid of confrontation.

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