I was intrigued by a very puzzling tweet (by @billmon1) which noted that Jonathan Chait had compared Benjamin Netanyahu to Yasser Arafat. I thought that a very odd comparison as they don’t seem similar to me, except for the part about participating in negotiotiations but never actually accepting a final peace agreement. But I now […]
A team of French experts has reportedly concluded that radioactive polonium found on Arafat’s clothing was of an “environmental nature” and not the cause of his death.
While many of the “suits” in the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah party, a group derived from terrorist Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization, only speak in Arabic, among themselves when it comes to their true feelings about America, one Fatah central committee member shared his thoughts with RT. Show More Summary
LONDON--As President Bill Clinton tells it, Yasser Arafat wanted to wear something controversial to the White House ceremony in which Israelis and Palestinians signed the Oslo Accords in 1993: his handgun. While Clinton convinced Arafat,...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Barack Obama defiled the White House yesterday with the presence of Al Sharpton at Obama’s invitation. In terms of disgrace if not frequency, what Yasser Arafat was to the White House in the Clinton years, Al Sharpton is to the White House in the Obama years. Show More Summary
The widow of deceased Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat said that it was time for the region’s Arabs to recognize the state of Israel, and that armed struggle to eliminate the Jewish state’s existence was no longer a plausible idea. Show More Summary
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat might have converted to Christianity before his death in 2004, suggested Christian writer and speaker RT Kendall, a close friend of his. Kendall revealed that Arafat wept while watching Mel Gibson's epic "The Passion of the Christ" a decade ago, and said that he would not be surprised to see his friend in heaven.
There are a lot of controversies surrounding the Nov. 11, 2004, death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, but the subject of his religious faith was never one of them. That is, until now. In an interview published this week by a British Christian Web site, R.T. Kendall, a retired American pastor and prominent Christian writer, […]
There are a lot of controversies surrounding the Nov. 11, 2004, death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, but the subject of his religious faith was never one of them. That is, until now. In an interview published this week by a British Christian Web site, R.T. Show More Summary
Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have converted to Christianity before his death ten years ago, according to a prominent Christian writer and speaker. Dr RT Kendall told Premier Christianity magazine of how he struck up an unlikely friendship with Arafat and prayed with him, the Telegraph has reported. Show More Summary
For most Israelis, the late Yasser Arafat and his trademark black-and-white keffiyeh represents the embodiment of the “arch-terrorist”. But a minority in Israel look back fondly on the former Palestinian leader — who died 10 years ago this week — as the man who dared to sign...
The Islamic State took credit today for a series of explosions in the Gaza Strip that targeted Fatah officials. Explosions target Fatah officials in Gaza Strip ahead of Yasser Arafat death anniversary: http://t.co/blhV0yWCxE pic.twitter.com/EhfYJZayZh — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November … Continue reading ?
The late Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick saw all this coming. Her seminal article in the pages of Commentary Magazine in 1989—now twenty-five years old—was prophetic. "How the PLO was Legitimized" showed how Yasser Arafat's PLO ((Palestine...Show More Summary
Bill Clinton got the photo op handshake but, in the end, failed. So did Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. John Kerry joins a long list of men — Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, George Mitchell — who have unsuccessfully tried to forge peace in the Middle East. Show More Summary
Harvard students insensitive to terror victims By Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org The controversy over the Harvard University students who recently posed, smiling, at Yasser Arafat’s grave sent a shot of pain through every one of us who has lost a loved one in the terrorist attacks that Arafat and his allies have waged over the years. […]
For some people, deception is a way of life.
Dishonesty among Israel's detractors is nothing new. The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was often condemned for "saying one thing in Arabic to his people and another thing entirely to the Western media."
As part of the “Harvard College Israel Trek 2014,” some of Harvard’s students recently visited the grave of former PLO terrorist Yasser Arafat. The students even posed for a photo-op next to Arafat’s grave in Ramallah. #Harvard students posing, smiling and feeling solemn at Yasser Arafat's grave today in Ramallah. Show More Summary
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused one of his main rivals, Mohammed Dahlan, of involvement in six murders, and suggested that he was behind the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, reports The Jeruslaem Post. Dahlan denied the allegations. Show More Summary
Forget conspiracy theories that Israel killed Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in 2004. The PA's current president, Mahmoud Abbas, has his own theory: it was Arafat's own security chief, Mohammed Dahlan, who is now trying to challenge Abbas for the presidency. Show More Summary