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Yasser Arafat

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  • The Sun falls for Palestinian spin

    The Sun reports ("Bid for statehood may end; Possible deal delays U.N. debate, retains aid to Palestinians," September 21) that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "decided to approach the U.N. this year [for statehood recognition] because of...
  • Joe Biden: President Obama's loyal pet

    Joe Biden: President Obama's loyal pet
    "I wish [critics of the administration's jobs bill] had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit [to rape]." -- Vice President Joe Biden, Oct. 18, University of...
  • Madeleine Albright's brooches tell a story at Bowers Museum

     Madeleine Albright's brooches tell a story at Bowers Museum
    It's hard to fathom that Saddam Hussein inspired a fashion trend. But he did for Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of State under President Clinton. It was after the first Gulf War, after she criticized Hussein...
  • Criticisms of Israel ignore the facts

    Op-ed contributor G. Jefferson Price III ("For Israel, it's different this time," Nov. 20) alleges that "Israeli leaders have consistently obstructed and resisted arrangements that would have brought a dignified peace to the region." As in 2000 and...
  • Israeli President Shimon Peres visits DreamWorks

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visits DreamWorks
    Israeli President Shimon Peres is concluding a U.S. visit with a four-day stop in Southern California, where he will meet with entertainment executives and Jewish community leaders. Other participants will include Michael Oren,Israel'sambassador to the...
  • Said Musa Maragha dies at 86; Arafat ally became an enemy

    Said Musa Maragha, a Palestinian military commander who rose through the ranks of the Palestine Liberation Organization to become a trusted lieutenant of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, then broke away to lead Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels who besieged...
  • PALESTINIAN TERRITORY: Q&A on a new currency

     
    As part of a statehood bid they plan to bring before the U.N. this September, Palestinians are pushing for the creation of a new Palestine Central Bank and the introduction of new currency. But Jihad Al-Wazir, 48, governor of the......
  • PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Legal opinion muddies U.N. statehood bid

     
    As the Palestinian Authority is getting ready to ask the United Nations to accept the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the 1967 borders as a member state, a legal opinion by an Oxford University international-law professor has provoked second thoughts...
  • WEST BANK: 18 years after Oslo, Palestinians try a new tack

     
    On Sept. 13, 1993, current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and current Israeli President Shimon Peres signed at the While House the so-called Oslo Accords, ushering in a new era and hopes of peace in the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli...
  • The danger of politicizing textbooks

     
    Last week we wrote on the editorial page about California’s decision to require teachers and textbooks to include some sort of positive message about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in their lessons. We opposed that decision -- not...
  • Palestinian Authority president to meet Hamas leader next week

     
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he plans to meet Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal next week, a move bound to upset Israel and the U.S. The meeting will include discussion of the reconciliation agreement that rival...