yasser arafat

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures beneath a poster of the late leader Yasser Arafat
Above the fold - Their loss, not ours

All these years later, not much that we can consider positive has emerged from the Oslo Accords, other, that is, than stopping the money Arafat had been funneling from Israel.

Yasser Arafat in 1968 at the then PLO head quarters.
Hamas bans rally to commemorate Yasser Arafat

Fatah and Hamas have been holding indirect negotiations on PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to hold new Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections.

Yasser Arafat in 1968 at the then PLO head quarters.
Italian city of Palermo names square after Yasser Arafat

In 2014, the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando also awarded the city's honorary citizenship to Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life-sentences in Israel for terrorism.

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and former Shin Bet head MK Avi Dichter (Likud)
Former Shin Bet head: Arafat smuggled terrorists in his Mercedes

Dichter: "Arafat smuggled terrorists from Egypt two months after PA was established."

The Cohen family of Kfar Darom

Though originally written in 2003 after numerous terror attacks in Kfar Darom, with ongoing rocket attacks in the South, this ‘fable’ is as timely as ever.

Yasser Arafat in 1968 at the then PLO head quarters.
Report: Saudis helped assassinate Arafat, former aide says

The report claimed that Sharon decided to eliminate Arafat because it would be the best way to stop the Palestinian resistance.

Women celebrate inside a peace tent erected as part of an event organized by ‘Women Wage Peace,’ nea
Encountering Peace: Inspire us!

On the plane ride home from the US, prime minister Barak and his team concocted the myth of “no partner” to blame Arafat for not accepting his “take it or leave it offer.”

A PALESTINIAN demonstrator hurls a stone as an Israeli truck fires a water cannon during clashes.
Support for the Oslo peace accord’s principles at all-time low

When the Peace Index asked “Do you support or not support at present the signing of a peace agreement based on the formula of two states for two peoples?” – only 47% of Israeli Jews said yes.

On This Day: The signing of the Oslo accords, 25 years ago

Rabin, Arafat, and then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a result.

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