Arafat

Arafat Talk Trumped By Plots

09/13/2002
Staff Writer
Should the Palestinian leadership be judged by its words or its actions? That long-standing dilemma, and source of frustration for Israel, was underscored this week when Yasir Arafat, appearing before the Palestinian Legislative Council for the first time in 18 months, decried terror attacks against Israeli civilians even as Israel reported Palestinian plots to blow up a Tel Aviv skyscraper, bomb a hospital and poison food at a Jerusalem eatery.

'Arafat's Fate Has Been Sealed'

07/12/2002
Staff Writer
The first high-level Israeli-Palestinian talks were held this week amid reports that Palestinian leaders have now agreed that President Yasir Arafat must go before any meaningful peace talks are to start. At the same time, the Israeli government's decision to deny Israeli Arabs the right to buy land in primarily rural communities of the country has triggered a debate about how best to preserve the Jewish character of the state.

The Hurdle Ahead

Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasir Arafat face the threat of that agreement’s broader collapse at their summit near Washington this week.

10/16/1998
Staff Writers
Even as they wade through a swamp of unresolved controversies on their interim peace agreement amid distrust exacerbated by a terrorist murder, Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasir Arafat face the threat of that agreement’s broader collapse at their summit near Washington this week.

The Hurdle Ahead

Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasir Arafat face the threat of that agreement’s broader collapse at their summit near Washington this week.

10/16/1998
Staff Writers
Even as they wade through a swamp of unresolved controversies on their interim peace agreement amid distrust exacerbated by a terrorist murder, Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasir Arafat face the threat of that agreement’s broader collapse at their summit near Washington this week.

A Hard Line to Walk

Pinball policies in response to Sharon-Arafat spat

04/12/2002
Washington Correspondent
It was an almost impossible political challenge: This week Jewish leaders were trying to put a positive spin on increasingly panicky, inconsistent U.S. efforts to end an Israeli-Palestinian crisis that continues to spin out of control. The pinball policies bounced from the harshest-ever condemnations of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat to fierce new pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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