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  • WEST BANK: Onetime Fatah strongman Dahlan struggling to get out of a quagmire

     
    Former Fatah strongman Muhammad Dahlan, once a confidant and close ally of Palestinian President and Fatah chairman Mahmoud Abbas, recently found himself in deep trouble when he apparently had decided to test Abbas’ muscle. In the end, he found himself....
  • WEST BANK: Palestinians not allowed to show solidarity with Egyptians

     
    For the mainstream Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and its archrival the Islamist Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since June 2007, the turmoil in Egypt is a source of concern. In the West Bank, the pro-West Palestinian......
  • Empty Spaces Theatre Co. presents ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’

     
    Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American killed in 2003 by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip, is a martyr to some, a hopeless idealist to others. John DiDonna, artistic director of Orlando’s Empty Spaces Theatre Co., hopes Corrie is a catalyst for...
  • Israeli gesture frees hundreds

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Rami Fadayel traveled yesterday from one world to another, from an Israeli prison cell to this scene in the West Bank: celebratory gunfire by Palestinian police, children waving Palestinian flags, roses from his mother, a kiss from...
  • Ailing Arafat Heads to Paris

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — With his wife and doctors by his side, ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was flown out of the West Bank early today for medical treatment abroad, heralding the likely end of his longtime grip on power. A Jordanian air...
  • Arafat Health Is Said to Worsen; Panel Named

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who has been ailing for more than a week, collapsed and fell briefly into unconsciousness Wednesday night at his compound, Palestinian officials said. Doctors and senior aides were urgently...
  • Arafat May Receive Medical Aid in Paris

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, his condition having stabilized today, is expected to seek medical treatment in Paris. After collapsing and briefly lapsing into unconsciousness Wednesday night at his compound, his doctors...
  • Palestinians Worry About Arafat -- and Their Future

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Mohammed Daoud was red-eyed Thursday after spending a sleepless night following television news about the latest health problems afflicting Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian Authority. The 41-year-old laborer said he...
  • After Arafat, Analysts See Mostly Chaos

    JERUSALEM -- Whenever someone close to Yasser Arafat has dared to try to persuade him to do something he didn't want to do, the famously temperamental Palestinian leader has had a favorite reply. "Mish wa'atu," he would say in Arabic. "It is not the...
  • A Leap of Faith

    KOCHAV YAAKOV, West Bank - The white van rolled past cement barricades, past a barbed-wire fence and an armed guard at the entry gate, past rows of cream-colored houses with red-tile roofs before pulling to a stop. Glenn and Gilla Jasper, a young Orthodox...
  • Truce declared by Sharon, Abbas

    SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared an end yesterday to "acts of violence" in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in hopes that silencing the gunfire will lead to a formal,...