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Yasser Arafat

The Assassination

Nov 15, 2013 Uri Avnery

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.

Oslo Revisited

Sep 06, 2013 Uri Avnery

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.

Triumph And Tragedy

The vast majority of today’s Israelis, anyone less than 60 years old, cannot even imagine an Israel without the occupied territories.

Poisoning Arafat

Jul 06, 2012 Uri Avnery

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.

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.

06 January, 2012

The Stolen War

Uri Avnery

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

07 October, 2011

We, The Traitors

Uri Avnery

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 perceived as patriots.

26 February, 2010

Dubious In Dubai

Uri Avnery

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 avoided by right-minded people.

19 February, 2010

A Stink Bomb

Uri Avnery

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.

22 February, 2008

Blood And Champagne

Uri Avnery

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.

31 January, 2007

"If Arafat Were Alive…"

Uri Avnery

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 him?

16 September, 2005

Who Murdered Arafat?

Uri Avnery

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.

11 November, 2004

The Irony Of Arafat

Robert Jensen

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 people of Palestine.

24 March, 2004

Chilling Implications Of This State Killing

Robert Fisk

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

05 August, 2003

The Prisoner Of Ramallah

Uri Avnery

No one symbolizes the condition of the Palestinian people, its suffering, determination and courage, more than Yasser Arafat in the besieged compound - a prison within a prison (Ramallah) within a prison (the Palestinian territories as a whole).

26 May, 2003

At Least The Words...

Uri Avnery

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 is only a tactic, even if the real purpose is to sabotage it, this is a point of no return.

31 March, 2003

Contradictions And Absurdities

John Chuckman

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 attacked any time soon...

22 March, 2003

The Other America

Edward Said

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 counterparts are visible as similar contests throughout the rest of the world.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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