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Today in History for June 6th

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: The D-Day invasion of World War II; Israel invades Lebanon to drive out Yasser Arafat; Remains of fugitive Nazi doctor Josef Mengele exhumed in Brazil; First drive-in theater opens in Camden, N.J. (June 6)        

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain sale

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

An auction house due to sell autographs by the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev and Yasser Arafat in Spain has pulled the lots after a Belgrade museum claimed they were stolen from the mausoleum of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. The pages,...Show More Summary

In Israel, a Street Sign Named After Yasser Arafat Stirs Emotions

Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the removal of the sign from an Israeli Arab village.

After outcry, Israeli Arab town removes sign honoring Arafat

Israel's interior ministry says an Arab town that named a street after the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has removed the sign bearing his name. Ministry spokesman Barak Seri says … Click to Continue »

Netanyahu says will not allow street to be named for Arafat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday not to allow a street in an Arab Israeli town to be named after late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, promising new legislation if needed. The small Arab Israeli town of Jatt recently inaugurated...Show More Summary

Israeli PM vows to remove Arafat street sign in Arab town

Israel's prime minister has vowed to change a street name in an Arab town honoring the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday before a cabinet meeting that … Click to Continue »

Castro: The Palestinian connection

The deceased Cuban leader and PLO chief Yasser Arafat enjoyed close relations and shared anti-imperialist ideology.

Why Honor Yasser Arafat?

A new museum showing off Arafat's arsenal will not exactly encourage Palestinians to live in peace with Israel.

Arafat's Death Still Sparks Tensions Among Palestinian Leadership

8 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Days after the 12th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leaders descended into new recriminations over who may have been involved in the demise of the former president. Coming two weeks before a meeting that is expected...Show More Summary

Palestinian leadership tensions flare amid Arafat death anniversary

GAZA (Reuters) - Days after the 12th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leaders descended into new recriminations over who may have been involved in the demise of the former president.

Yasser Arafat Museum remembers the Palestinian leader

Project which began in 2010 and cost $7m opens in Ramallah on the 12th anniversary of the Palestinian's leader's death.

Museum to Yasser Arafat offers facts, leaves open questions

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The battle for Palestinian statehood consumed Yasser Arafat's life and a new museum in his name puts the nature of that fight front and center - the sub-machine gun on his desk, the AK-47 assault rifle in the corner, the pistol at his side.

Palestinian president says he knows who killed Yasser Arafat

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday he knows who killed Yasser Arafat as he marked the 12th anniversary of the former leader's death but stopped short of giving a name. Speaking in front of thousands, Abbas said "you ask...Show More Summary

A new museum devoted to Yasser Arafat reflects Palestinian nostalgia - and discontent

A dozen years after the death of Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian Authority is opening a museum honoring the founder of the Palestinian movement for political sovereignty. The $7-million Yasser Arafat Museum sits next to the personal quarters where Arafat spent his final years and the mausoleum...

Palestinians to open museum to longtime leader Arafat

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

A museum dedicated to Yasser Arafat, including the room where the Palestinian leader spent much of his final years under Israeli siege, will open on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of his death. Current Palestinian president Mahmud...Show More Summary

Yasser Arafat museum to open in his old West Bank headquarters

Visitors to complex in Ramallah will be able to view former Palestinian leader’s modest living quarters and belongings Twelve years after his death, a museum of the life of Yasser Arafat opens this week in the West Bank complex where he spent his last years under Israeli siege. Show More Summary

Peres funeral will bring back memories of Rabin and Arafat

When Shimon Peres is laid to rest on Friday, his funeral is likely to bring back memories of those of the other two men he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with: Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat. But his burial is unlikely to be similar in tone to the other two men. Show More Summary

Sociology on Broadway

Many are sure to remember the historic peace talks between Israeli Prime Minister Rabin and Palestine leader Yasser Arafat in 1993, negotiations which were facilitated by the White House. The iconic pictures of a smiling Rabin, Arafat, and then-president Bill Clinton were facilitated by secret talks in Oslo, Norway, and the story of these negotiations are […]

Did George W. Bush Bless Israel’s Killing of Yasser Arafat With Polonium?

French jurists delayed their decision on whether to reopen an investigation into the cause of Yasser Arafat’s death, but mounting evidence of polonium poisoning and shocking admissions suggest an explosive assassination cover-up has been underway for over a decade.

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