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Yasser Arafat

Oslo Revisited

The Oslo agreement was signed on September 13, 1993. For me the historic date is September 10, when Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat exchanged letters of mutual recognition.

01 January 1970

The New Mandela

Marwan Barghouti expresses the near-unanimous feelings of the Palestinians. Like Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa, the man in prison may well be more important than the leaders outside.


We, The Traitors

At times of crisis, the real patriots, those who call for peace and compromise — in short the "lefties" — are considered traitors, whereas the nationalists of all types, the warmongers, the inciters of hatred, are...


The Assassination

Arafat laid down the terms: a Palestinian state with borders based on the Green Line, with its capital in East Jerusalem. This is exactly what his assassins aimed to prevent.

01 January 1970

Poisoning Arafat

If Arafat’s widow, Suha, succeeds in getting his body exhumed from the mausoleum in the Mukata’a in Ramallah, where it has become a national symbol, the poison will undoubtedly be found in his body.


A Stink Bomb

While dealing a mortal blow to Abbas, with whom he ostensibly wants to conduct negotiations, Netanyahu is delivering a tremendous gift to Hamas, which does not want to negotiate. Odd? Perhaps not.

01 January 1970

The Stolen War

Is there no limit to the villainy of Hamas? Seems there isn’t. This week, they did something quite unforgivable. They stole a war.

01 January 1970

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Dubious In Dubai

It reinforces the image of Israel as a bully state, a rogue nation that treats world public opinion with contempt, a country that conducts gang warfare, that sends mafia-like death squads abroad, a pariah nation to be...

01 January 1970

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03 February 2022
Blood And Champagne

Blood And Champagne

Israel now resembles the person whose neighbor overhead has dropped one boot on the floor, and who is waiting for the second boot to fall.


03 February 2022

"If Arafat Were Alive…"

One hears this phrase increasingly. In the meantime, the unanswered questions come up again: How did Yasser Arafat die? Was he murdered? If so, who murdered...


03 February 2022
Who Murdered Arafat?

Who Murdered Arafat?

Since now all dikes have been breached, I am prepared to say what is on my mind: from the first moment, I was sure that Arafat had been poisoned.


03 February 2022
Chilling Implications Of This State Killing

Chilling Implications Of This State Killing

Something went wrong with the narrative of the news story - and something infinitely more dangerous, another sinister precedent - was set for our brave new...


03 February 2022
The Irony Of Arafat

The Irony Of Arafat

Yasser Arafat died as the leader of a country that does not yet exist, and therein lies the tragic nature of the former leader and the ongoing tragedy of the...


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03 February 2022
The Fat Lady Has Not Yet Sung

The Fat Lady Has Not Yet Sung

What is the difference between soap and a political leader?Ask any of the "experts", copywriters and "strategists", and he will tell you: None ... My own...


03 February 2022
The Smell Of War

The Smell Of War

I have seen war, I know its face. I see the thousands who will be killed, the tens of thousands that will be wounded and maimed, the hundreds of thousands that...


03 February 2022
The Other America

The Other America

The United States is not the monolith many presume it to be. It is more accurate to apprehend America as embroiled in a serious clash of identities whose...


03 February 2022
Contradictions And Absurdities

Contradictions And Absurdities

Al Qaeda was in good part a creation of Pakistan's intelligence service wishing to manipulate affairs in Afghanistan. But, no, Pakistan is not expected to be...


03 February 2022
At Least The Words...

At Least The Words...

As long as Sharon is requested to produce only words, all is well. When actions are expected, both Bush and Sharon will face a hard choice... But even if this...


03 February 2022
The Prisoner Of Ramallah

The Prisoner Of Ramallah

No one symbolizes the condition of the Palestinian people, its suffering, determination and courage, more than Yasser Arafat in the besieged compound - a...


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