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Arafat Free: What Next?

Yasser Arafat is free. But whether his personal liberty translates into freedom for his people — and peace for Israel — depends on a complex and perilous...

The Scene of the Siege

His electricity and landline phones had been cut by the Israelis, so Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat was using cell and satellite phones to reach...

Powell Soldiers On

Having an exit strategy has always been a key element of the Powell Doctrine of U.S. overseas commitment, but for the Secretary of State's Middle East mission...

The Grim Brinkmanship of Bush vs. Arafat

Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 President Bush is deeply disappointed in Yasser Arafat. The feeling, of course, is mutual, but Arafat has a lot more to lose. The National...

Must-Reads from Around the World, July 5, 2012

Yasser Arafat – Al Jazeera English reported the findings of a nine-month investigation July 4 that suggests “the late Palestinian leader may have been poisoned”...

WITH PEACE IN THE CROSS FIRE

Month after month the name Hebron was the byword for a seemingly unsolvable diplomatic dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Hebron: the last major...

An Icon's Journey

Aug. 4, 1929 CHILDHOOD Yasser Arafat is born in Cairo. After the death of his mother in 1933, he is sent to live with an uncle in Jerusalem May 15, 1948 EARLY...

Behind Barghouti's Palestinian Presidential Run

Whether Marwan Barghouti contests the Palestinian presidential election from an Israeli jail, or succumbs to pressure to stand down in the name of national...

From the Shadows to Center Stage

The camera bulbs had barely stopped flashing, but Mahmoud Abbas was already on the spot. After exchanging a photo-op handshake with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel...

Who Will Lead Them Now?

Just a few months after Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo peace accord in 1993, Yasser Arafat lamented, as a man without a country, that even his...

The Phones Are Dead

In 1998, as Ariel Sharon prepared for his first-ever meeting with a member of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, the old general didn't hide his...

Letters

A Chance for Peace? Whatever view one takes of the long struggle between Palestinians and Israelis, a kernel of truth concerning that conflict can be glimpsed...

The Road To Palestinian Elections

The U.S. And Israel Are pinning their hopes on former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas to succeed Yasser Arafat as leader of the Palestinians. But among Palestinians...

Can He Stop the Killing?

When Jalal Sharaf casts his vote for a new Palestinian President this Sunday, he won't pay much attention to the candidates' positions on Israel or the future of...