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The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), like so many other Peace Prize recipients--notably, former U.S. president Barack Obama in 2008, before he even assumed office; and then-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1994, after signing the failed Oslo Accords with ... Chemical
From 1988 to 1993, our leader Chairman Yasser Arafat understood that the Palestinian narrative had to be rectified. That Palestinian independence at last would happen alongside Israel, and not replacing it." The official explained that the Oslo Accord emerged from that recognition. For the sake ... Palestinians

As well as being the only country in the former Soviet bloc to maintain diplomatic relations with Israel after the 1967 Six Day War, Romania under its Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu also had close links to Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) under Yasser Arafat. In its statement the ... government Jerusalem
A former adviser to the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Bassam Abu Sharif has criticised the Palestinian Authority and current President Mahmoud Abbas for failing to support the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. "There is a clear failure by the Palestinian Authority leadership regarding ...
He remains the plane hijacker from Damascus, the man from the Rejectionist Front who was no different from all the rest of the "terrorists" from Yasser Arafat to Wadie Haddad to Nayef Hawatmeh. Now along comes Eli Galia's Hebrew-language book "George Habash: A Political Biography." It outlines ...
The message from Yasser Arafat was that ZAB was precious, not only for Pakistan but for the whole world. Tell Bhutto to cooperate with us so that we can take him out of prison, Arafat had told Murtaza. Bhutto listened to what Tariq Islam was passing on and then said: Please convey my regards to ...
Eleven American families sued the PLO, Yasser Arafat, and others over seven terror incidents between 2001 and 2004, claiming that the attacks were perpetrated by security officers and other agents of the Palestinian Authority. The families invoked the federal Anti-Terrorism Act, which gives any American ...
The families said late PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004, and his agents routinely arranged for payments to attackers and to families of militants who died. The Palestinian Authority and PLO have said they condemned the attacks and blamed them on rogue individuals within the organizations ...
In early 1988, at the beginning of the uprising in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, Yasser Arafat convened the Palestinian leadership at PLO headquarters in Tunis. The leaders were surprised by the intensity of the events that had started a few weeks earlier in December 1987. To really understand Israel and ...
Mr Avnery was about to become the first Israeli to formally meet the PLO leader, Yasser Arafat. He recalls his route to the encounter with his country's sworn enemy - "a bit dangerous", he concedes - as he was picked up in an armoured Mercedes before "zigging and zagging" through south Beirut to a PLO ...
The municipality was forced to take down signs on a street it had named for Yasser Arafat after Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, declared he would not allow any street to bear the late Palestinian leader's name. Netanyahu threatened to pass legislation to outlaw such names, if necessary, ...
January 2005: Abbas wins presidential elections, held some two months after the death of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. January 2006: Separate parliamentary elections see the radical Islamist Hamas unexpectedly beating Abbas' secular, mainstream Fatah, ending years of traditional Fatah ...
It was Trump who gave Abbas the honor of being the first Palestinian leader to get an invitation for a high profile visit to the White House since Yasser Arafat was called to Washington by Bill Clinton during the last peace process. “I can't remember in recent history that a Palestinian president met an ...
Israel allowed him to return to the West Bank in 1995, and a year later Yasser Arafat appointed him mayor of Nablus. He entered public consciousness after the IDF killed his son, Jihad, during the Second Intifada. In the 2006 Palestinian elections, al-Aloul was elected to join the Palestinian Legislative ...
So again, according to this Statement the blame does not lie with the Palestinians, led for decades by the terrorist Yasser Arafat and now by someone who refused a peace deal in 2008 and has for nine years refused to negotiate. The Statement is radical in backing fully the Palestinian demand that the ...
The chairman of the Yasser Arafat Institute, Fatah Central Committee member Nasser Al-Qudwa, said: "Our people are proud of Dalal [Al-Mughrabi], especially since this woman and sister was an outstanding pioneer of the Palestinian struggle and activity for the sake of the people and the homeland.

Al Arabiya has received rare photos of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during his childhood, showing him with his sister and his brother Fathi. It is yet unknown exactly when the photos were taken, but sometime after Arafat's mother, Zahwa, passed away leaving the young Palestinian to be raised ...
All of the street names that have not been approved, Adalah: the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel reports, bear the names of Palestinian leaders, such as Mahmoud Darwish, Yasser Arafat, and Umm al-Fahm's former mayors. Attorney for Adalah Sawsan Zaher emphasizes that under Israeli ...
Abbas was repeating the mistake made by the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Arafat incomprehensibly thought he could play the conflict to his advantage but discovered it wasn't that simple. There is one thing the Palestinians cannot do anything to change and that is ...
In contrast to Yasser Arafat, whose image among the Palestinian public was that of a modest leader who made do with very little, Mahmoud Abbas is perceived as a corrupt hedonist. Very recently, he purchased a new airplane for $50 million for his trips around the world. Several months ago, Mahmoud ...
Arab rights group Adallah has demanded that the Interior Ministry honor a request by United Arab List MK Yussuf Jubran that the Ministry approve the renaming of a street in the city after arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat. The group made its demand in a letter to Interior Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri and State ...
It was once suggested in a national newspaper that Kevin Cahill — from Kells in Meath — playing for Nemo Rangers in Cork was like 'the Star of David flying from Yasser Arafat's house'. That was back in the early 2000s when Meath and Cork still had a simmering rivalry, though it is a long time since that ...
When Ariel Sharon was Israel's defense minister he ordered the Israeli army to shoot down a passenger plane if it was confirmed that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was on board. Now, the Israeli author of the report has revealed the handwritten notes greenlighting the Israel Defense Force to shoot down ...
Lays wreath at Yasser Arafat's mausoleum. The mausoleum complex consists of Arafat''s burial chamber, a prayer pavilion and landscaped gardens - all situated in a 6,550 sq. m. site.
RAMALLAH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid a wreath at the mausoleum of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in his first engagement on a historic visit to Palestine. Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine, flew in a Jordanian army helicopter straight from Amman ...
On December 2, 2017, a faction named after "the martyr Nidal Al-'Amoudi"[1] within the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades announced the establishment of "The Martyr Yasser Arafat Base, the first Fatah movement military base in the Gaza Strip." According to the announcement, the base is intended for the training of ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will visit the Yasser Arafat museum when he lands in Ramallah for a day's visit to pay his tributes to the tallest leader of the Palestinian National Movement who rests at the very same premises. The Yasser Arafat museum was opened to the public only recently as ...
An Italian magazine published excerpts from former PLO leader Yasser Arafat's diaries this weekend, revealing evidence of a mutual non-aggression pact between the PLO and Italy. The excerpts also contain details about “lying to help former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi avoid fraud charges, his ...
He gave me their phone numbers, and then asked a stunning question: “Why don't you meet with Yasser Arafat?” He told me that it was possible to make phone calls between the two parts of Beirut, because the main phone company branch was in the western part of the city, under PLO control. He gave me ...
An historic handshake between two old adversaries - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat - created a rare moment of hope for an end to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In September 1993, after weeks of secret negotiations, an interim ...
Another new museum is the Yasser Arafat Museum in the center of Ramallah, which houses a museum of Palestinian history with an emphasis on the life of the former Palestinian leader. The gleaming white modern edifice incorporates the bunker where he spent the last years of his life under ... Palestinians cultural
RAMALLAH, February 6, 2018 (WAFA) – The Yasser Arafat Foundation said on Tuesday that it will sue any party that stole or claimed possession of any part of the notebooks of the late Palestinian leader. The Foundation specified the Italian L'Espresso magazine for publishing on Thursday what it claimed ... Palestinians cultural
For example he explained that for Clinton's Camp David Summit in 2000 with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat, each member in the US diplomacy contingency were all Jewish. The reasoning behind this was that it was the best way to ensure the deal that would hopefully be ... Palestinians cultural
When Ariel Sharon was Israel's defense minister he ordered the Israeli army to shoot down a passenger plane if it was confirmed that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was on board. Now, the Israeli author of the report has revealed the handwritten notes greenlighting the Israel Defense Force to shoot down ... Palestinians cultural
Lays wreath at Yasser Arafat's mausoleum. The mausoleum complex consists of Arafat''s burial chamber, a prayer pavilion and landscaped gardens - all situated in a 6,550 sq. m. site. Palestinians cultural
RAMALLAH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid a wreath at the mausoleum of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in his first engagement on a historic visit to Palestine. Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine, flew in a Jordanian army helicopter straight from Amman ... Palestinians cultural
On December 2, 2017, a faction named after "the martyr Nidal Al-'Amoudi"[1] within the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades announced the establishment of "The Martyr Yasser Arafat Base, the first Fatah movement military base in the Gaza Strip." According to the announcement, the base is intended for the training of ... Palestinians cultural
An Italian magazine published excerpts from former PLO leader Yasser Arafat's diaries this weekend, revealing evidence of a mutual non-aggression pact between the PLO and Italy. The excerpts also contain details about “lying to help former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi avoid fraud charges, his ... Palestinians cultural
He gave me their phone numbers, and then asked a stunning question: “Why don't you meet with Yasser Arafat?” He told me that it was possible to make phone calls between the two parts of Beirut, because the main phone company branch was in the western part of the city, under PLO control. He gave me ... Palestinians cultural
It also strongly suggests that Israel used radiation poisoning to kill Yasser Arafat, the long-time Palestinian leader an act its officials have consistently denied. Mr Bergman writes that Mr Arafat's death in 2004 fit a pattern and had advocates. But he steps back from flatly asserting what happened, saying that ... Palestinians cultural
In a detailed feature in US based newspaper, the New York Times, author Ronen Bergman claims that Israel planned several assassination attempts on Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat. The article reveals that former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon tried several times to ... Palestinians cultural
Israeli agents planted explosives in a sports stadium in a plan to kill Yasser Arafat and had several other opportunities to assassinate the Palestinian president, according to a new book. The account is likely to revive suspicions that Arafat, who died of a mysterious illness in November 2004, was poisoned. Palestinians cultural
Israel Tried Really Hard To Assassinate Yasser Arafat, Considered Downing Passenger Plane ... Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was so intent on assassinating Palestinian Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat in the 1980s that he considered downing commercial passenger planes, ... Palestinians cultural
The radar on the F-15s picked up the blip of the transport plane, a DHC-5 Buffalo, 370 miles into Mediterranean airspace. The fighters closed rapidly. They read the tail number, saw the blue-and-brown markings. They were positive they'd found the right plane. The lead pilot keyed his radio. “Do we have ... Palestinians cultural
by Mitchell Plitnick From the time he took over the leadership of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), it was obvious that Mahmoud Abbas was going to have a difficult road ahead of him. Replacing Yasser Arafat,… Continue Reading ... Palestinians cultural
Perhaps the best example of her extremism was repeating the big lie that Israel murdered Yasser Arafat. Before getting to the predictable bashing of the Trump administration, Erekat labeled US support for Israel "emblematic of everything that is wrong with the United States." She praised the Black Lives ... Palestinians cultural
Supporters of the Fatah movement hold up a portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a rally in Gaza City on December 31, 2017, marking the 53rd anniversary of the creation of the political party. Mahmud Hams / AFP. When US president Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of ... Palestinians cultural
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas stands before the tomb of the late president Yasser Arafat during a celebration marking the 53rd anniversary of the creation of the Fatah movement, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 31, 2017. Abbas Momani / AFP. The Palestinian envoy to the United ... Palestinians cultural
The Palestinian Intelligence Service detained Mohamed al-Dayya, a Brigadier General in the National Security Service and the personal escort of the late President Yasser Arafat. According to local and media sources, the Palestinian Authority's Intelligence Service arrested al-Dayya several days ago in ... Palestinians cultural


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