Yasser Arafat Articles

A Palestinian State: Why Not?

12:29 PM, Apr 01, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently noted that with the Middle East in chaos, it may not be a good time to establish another rogue state, Palestine, which would likely be taken over by Iran’s proxy, Hamas, which would then launch a bloody war against Israel. The Prime Minister’s declaration was greeted with alarm among the commentariat, because the belief that establishing a Palestinian state will lead to peace has become an article of faith immune to fact or reason.

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J Street Visits Arafat's Memorial

12:29 PM, Jul 22, 2013

Mollie Adatto, writing in the Jerusalem Post:

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Obama Speaks Under Arafat Banner

8:33 AM, Mar 21, 2013

At a press conference today in Ramallah, President Barack Obama addressed the assembled journalists while standing under a Yasser Arafat banner:

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When Palestinian Politics Get Personal

3:20 PM, Jan 26, 2012

Mohammed Dahlan, the former security official for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the Gaza Strip, is in a lot of trouble.

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Pillar of the Intelligence Community

1:20 PM, Oct 31, 2011

Mother Jones has published a long article about one of the foreign policy advisers with the Romney campaign, Walid Phares. The Beirut-born Phares has written a number of books in Arabic as well as English-language efforts like the provocatively titled The Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad. He launched his career as a commentator on counterterrorism and Middle Eastern affairs after emigrating to this country in 1990. As Mother Jones reports, Phares seems to have served before then as a member of the Lebanese Forces, a Christian militia that fought in the Lebanese civil wars, in a psychological warfare unit.

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Obama and Clinton: Blame Israel First

4:58 PM, Sep 22, 2011

President Obama tried to reassure more than 900 rabbis today on a half-hour conference call that he’s a stalwart friend of Israel. In the midst of all the happy talk, though, he inadvertently revealed how he really thinks about the Middle East:

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Clinton Reinvents Israel

4:43 PM, Sep 22, 2011

Bill Clinton today blasted Benjamin Netanyahu, blaming the Israeli prime minister for the lack of progress toward peace with the Palestinians.

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