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  • French Town to Name Street After Yasser Arafat

    06/03/2015 11:59:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A French municipal council has approved a proposal to name a newly built street after Palestinian Liberation Organization leader and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, the Nice Matin newspaper reported Tuesday. The proposal was adopted by a large majority of elected representatives of of the south-western town La Seyne-sur-Mer. According to Mayor Marc Vuillemot, the proposal was brought forward by the town's residents and only a handful of representatives voted against it. Those who opposed the measure were reportedly unhappy with honoring a "controversial figure" or, as others described Arafat, a "terrorist." "There is also a Yitzhak Rabin-street in the district. To...
  • Second 9/11 Hijacker Tied to Abu Nidal, Iraq

    12/22/2003 8:46:06 AM PST · by truthandlife · 37 replies · 355+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12/22/03 | Carl Limbacher
    When the London Telegraph reported last week that newly uncovered documents link 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta to Iraq-based Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, it wasn't the first time one of the 9/11 hijackers had been reported to have such ties. In a development that adds evidence to the case that Iraq played a direct role in the worst attack ever on the U.S., reports show that Ziad Jarrah - who piloted the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers had discovered they were on a suicide mission - also had ties to Nidal. Like Atta, Jarrah traveled to Hamburg, Germany, where...
  • Major Jewish Groups Condemn New York Magazine Comparison of Netanyahu to Arafat

    03/20/2015 9:14:00 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Friday, March 20, 2013 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Major Jewish groups expressed outrage on Thursday over a comparison between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Palestinian leader and arch-terrorist Yassar Arafat that was printed in New York Magazine. “It’s outrageous,” Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, told The Algemeiner. “To compare a democratically reelected prime minister of Israel to a terrorist; to a murderer. It’s outrageous. It’s just outrageous.” The New York Magazine article, which was published on Thursday, focuses on US-Israel relations and how a change in the alliance “may be inevitable” following Tuesday general election win by Netanyahu’s Likud party. The piece cited...
  • Distorted Reasoning at Annapolis

    11/26/2007 10:45:38 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 224+ views
    www.aish.com ^ | 11/25/07 | Natan Sharansky
    One of the high points at which the drama could have turned into a farce within seconds occurred nine years ago at the Wye Plantation summit. After exhausting and debilitating efforts, we received from Yasser Arafat a promise (even if half-hearted and unwilling) to delete from the Palestinian Charter the sections calling for the destruction of Israel. Upon leaving the conference room, we saw one of the closest advisers of President Bill Clinton and proudly told him about our achievement. "Are you out of your minds?" he shouted. "He's going to be killed because of that. He is too weak...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Arafat Was Not Poisoned, French Prosecutor Says

    03/17/2015 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    AFP via Vos Iz Neiaz ^ | 03/17/2015 09:10 AM
    French experts re-examining evidence have confirmed their earlier conclusion that the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was not the result of poisoning, a prosecutor told AFP Monday. The prosecutor for the western Paris suburb of Nanterre said the experts found there was no foul play in Arafat’s death, which sparked immediate and enduring conspiracy rumors. […] Arafat died aged 75 on November 11, 2004 at the Percy de Clamart hospital, close to Paris. He had been admitted there at the end of October that year after developing stomach pains while at his headquarters in the West Bank city...
  • Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security Post

    03/11/2015 5:25:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security PostPosted By Joseph Klein On March 10, 2015 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments In yet another crass attempt to register its anger at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuÂ’s courageous and truthful speech on Iran to a joint session of Congress last week, the Obama administration promoted an Israel basher to serve as the Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. His name is Robert Malley, who most recently has been serving as National Security Council (NSC)...
  • Debate on Arafat Stalls U.S. Policy, Aides to Bush Say

    05/25/2002 1:19:28 PM PDT · by GeneD · 13 replies · 199+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5/25/02 (for editions of 5/26/02) | Patrick E. Tyler
    WASHINGTON, May 25 — An intense debate among President Bush and his top advisers over whether to press for the removal of Yasir Arafat as the leader of the Palestinian Authority has effectively frozen the nation's Middle East policy, according to some administration officials. It has also prompted George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, to delay his mission to the region until the policy is worked out. For more than two weeks, Mr. Bush and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell have said that Mr. Tenet will go to the Middle East to work to restructure Palestinian security...
  • 'Only Arafat Could Have Brought Peace', Says Widow

    11/12/2014 4:04:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Giulio Meotti & Elad Benari
    Former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha Arafat, believes her late husband is the only who could have brought peace. "Many say that my husband was an obstacle to peace. We saw, after his death, what happened to peace," she said on Wednesday, speaking to the Italian daily La Repubblica on the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death. "History will tell whether Arafat was right to declare the Intifada,” Arafat, who lives in Malta with her daughter, told the newspaper upon being asked about the “armed resistance” advocated by her husband. “But now we have millions of refugees. We...
  • He Walked Away!

    07/25/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 11 replies
    Straight Up With Sherri ^ | 11/11/04 | Sherri Reese
    In the midst of events in this day, I think sharing the information below may be informative to most, and useful to all. I wrote the below, 10 years ago. While Arafat may be dead, HAMAS is only carrying on his intent. I wrote this a decade ago. I no longer have the sources, they are on another computer that rests in peace. But I encourage you to do your own homework. I worked HARD on the facts. More information will be in a link in the comments. HE WALKED AWAY This is what the MSM will not tell you...
  • Russia: Arafat's Death Not Caused By Radiation

    12/26/2013 11:39:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | December 26, 2013 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    A Russian probe into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has found that his death wasn't caused by radiation — a finding that comes after a French probe found traces of the radioactive isotope polonium and a Swiss investigation said the timeframe of his illness and death was consistent with that of polonium poisoning. Vladimir Uiba, the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, said Thursday that Arafat died of natural causes and the agency had no plans to conduct further tests.
  • Poll: Most Palestinians believe Israel Poisoned Arafat

    12/24/2013 1:39:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/13
    A majority of Palestinians believe Israel poisoned late Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat, the AFP news agency reports. According to poll released Tuesday by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 59 percent of respondents believe Israel fatally poisoned Arafat, while 21 percent "believe that a Palestinian party or group or a joint Palestinian-Israeli party or group is responsible." Arafat died in 2004, at the age of 75, following an illness. At the time, his wife Suha refused to allow an autopsy. She later allowed investigators to exhume his body after traces of polonium-210 were found on clothing...
  • Nelson Mandela Joins Yasser Arafat As Dead Terrorists Who Were Given Peace Prizes

    12/07/2013 3:52:17 PM PST · by IChing · 16 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 12/7/13 | Donald Joy
    Contrary to what the media is telling you, Nelson Mandela wasn’t jailed merely for opposing the apartheid government of South Africa. He was jailed to stop him from carrying out wide-scale terrorism on behalf of the global-communism-seeking Soviet Union. As Peter Wright points out in his article, Mandela–Mass Murderer Turned Into Saint by Media, “Mandela was imprisoned for conspiring and supporting acts of terrorism, mainly the blowing up of infrastructure (power lines) plotting to place bombs in public places (railway stations, etc.) and stockpiling weapons and explosives to carry out terrorist attacks.” The American Free Press reports that at the...
  • Yasser Arafat not poisoned, French experts say

    12/04/2013 10:29:43 AM PST · by mojito · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | 12/3/2013 | Unattributed
    Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic tests concluded on Tuesday, countering the theory put forward by a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader. The French conclusions were immediately challenged by his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued the death was a political assassination by someone close to her husband. A senior Palestinian official dismissed the report as "politicized". [....] Swiss forensic experts stirred controversy last month by announcing that results from their tests of samples taken from Arafat's body were consistent with polonium poisoning, while not absolute proof of the cause of...
  • French investigators rule out Yasser Arafat poisoning

    12/03/2013 11:35:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washintontimes.com ^ | 12/3/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    A team of French investigators have ruled out the possibility that deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned, contrary to a previous report by Swiss scientists that said tests on his body showed “unexpected high activity” of polonium. “The analysis cannot lead us to affirm that Arafat died of polonium 210 poisoning,” reads the French report, a source told Al Jazeera.
  • Evidence does not prove Arafat poisoning: Russian report

    11/11/2013 8:20:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/11/2013 | NOAH BROWNING
    A Russian report quoted by Palestinian investigators on Friday said there was insufficient evidence to support the theory that Yasser Arafat died in 2004 by polonium poisoning. The findings were far weaker than those of a Swiss laboratory announced with fanfare on Wednesday by Arafat's widow and Qatar-based al-Jazeera television. Palestinians remained unfazed by the results - which dampen but don't definitely disprove the possibility of death by poisoning - and officials continue to blame arch foe Israel. Samples were extracted from Arafat's corpse last November by Swiss, French and Russian experts after an al-Jazeera documentary revealed unusually high amounts...
  • Arafat polonium — junk science

    11/07/2013 7:50:40 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/7/2013 | BRIAN THOMAS
    The entire resurrection of the Arafat poisoned by Polonium-210 story is complete junk science. I’ve said it before at Israellycool but lets expand on it. The story so far: Nine years ago, on November 11, 2004, Yasser Arafat died. That he could have died from natural causes or some “lifestyle disease” was too unpalatable for his followers so they came up with a rather bizarre theory that he was poisoned with Polonium-210. After decomposing in Ramallah for eight years his wife and followers dug up his corpse to try to prove it. >>SNIP<< With the most amazing measuring equipment, in...
  • PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing"

    11/07/2013 2:53:19 AM PST · by Netz · 17 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2013
    PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing" (Perfect timing for release as PLO-Israeli talks stalling?) A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. RAMALLAH: A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. "The (test) results proved Arafat was poisoned by polonium, and this substance is owned by states, not people, meaning that the crime was...
  • American Pilgrim Commends Saudi Govt For ‘a Job Well Done’

    10/27/2013 1:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 27 October 2013 | Siraj Wahab
    A visiting Pakistani-American radio journalist has commended Saudi Arabia for the successful organization of this year’s Haj. Qamar Abbas Jafri of Voice of America’s Urdu Service described Saudi efforts “as a job well done.” Jafri was among 200 international journalists invited by the Ministry of Culture and Information to perform Haj and report on it. “I performed Haj and did a number of reports from the holy sites,” he told Arab News on Friday before heading back to Washington, D.C. “I am really impressed; it is a wonderful experience to be here.” Jafri said this was his second Haj. “I...
  • Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

    10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT · by Garvin · 57 replies
    http://www.arabnews.com ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP
    Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings. Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request. His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and...