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  • France ends probe into Arafat’s death, says no proof he was poisoned

    09/02/2015 8:55:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/02/2015 | [jar/jr (AFP, Reuters)]
    French magistrates have closed their investigation into the 2004 death of Arafat, the prosecutor’s office said Wednesday. “At the end of the investigation… it has not been demonstrated that Mr. Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning,” the three judges ruled, according to the lead prosecutor at Nanterre court near Paris. But lawyers for his widow, Suha Arafat, have argued that his death was a political assassination and vow to appeal the decision in court. …
  • 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...
  • Video: Suha Arafat Admits 2000 War of Terror was Premeditated

    12/27/2012 3:02:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha, admitted that the late leader of the “Palestinian” people had decided long before former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s contentious visit to the Temple Mount that he would launch a war of terror, a.k.a. “Intifada”, against the Jewish state. Video Sharon’s visit unleashed a wave of intense international condemnations and was widely, yet falsely, believed to have provided the impetus for the war of terror that was waged against the state of Israel. The Intifada began when a PA policeman shot and killed IDF soldier Yossi Tabega who was sitting next to him on a joint...
  • Indonesia Shows Islam, Modernity Coexist: Clinton

    02/18/2009 10:45:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 50 replies · 934+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2009
    Indonesia shows Islam, modernity coexist: Clinton 17 Feb 2009 By Arshad Mohammed and Ed Davies JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held up Indonesia on Wednesday as proof that modernity and Islam can coexist as she visited the country where U.S. President Barack Obama spent four years as a boy. Clinton's 24-hour stay in the world's most populous Muslim nation underlined Obama's desire to forge a better relationship with the Islamic world, where his predecessor George W. Bush's policies were deeply unpopular, notably the invasion of Iraq. Clinton, on her first trip as secretary of state, said...
  • Queen Hillary, Empress of Mesopotamia (Andrew Sullivan rips neocon Hillary)

    09/25/2007 8:43:40 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies · 109+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 25 Sep 2007 | Andrew Sullivan
    My friend, David Brooks, does his best to reinforce the Hillary-Is-Inevitable consensus in Washington right now. He may regret this, though: On "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," Clinton could have vowed to vacate Iraq. Instead, she delivered hawkish mini-speeches that few Republicans would object to. She listed a series of threats and interests in the region and made it clear that she’d be willing to keep U.S. troops there to handle them. If Clinton is that comfortable with a permanent occupation of Iraq at this point in the election cycle, how comfortable do you think she's going to be next...
  • Rivals Slam Clinton For Terrorism Comments

    08/25/2007 10:11:38 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 17 replies · 774+ views
    CONCORD, N.H. -- Democratic rivals criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday for her comment that a terror attack before the election would help the Republicans. On Thursday, the New York senator told supporters in Concord that she could defeat any Republican nominee, in part because she already knows how her opponents will go after her and because she is good at handling the unexpected. [snip] Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd said in his own statement, "Frankly, I find it tasteless to discuss political implications when talking about a potential terrorist attack on the United States."
  • Arafat’s widow expelled from Tunisia

    08/14/2007 7:03:40 AM PDT · by Alouette · 26 replies · 1,329+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 14, 2007 | Roee Nahmias
    Tunisian president revokes Suha Arafat’s citizenship following rumors of affair with married brother-in-law, business disputes with Tunisian partners Roee Nahmias Published: 08.14.07, 09:45 / Israel News Suha Arafat, widow of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, has had her Tunisian citizenship revoked, according to recent reports by several Arab media channels. Arafat, widow of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, was said to have fled to Malta with her daughter last month. Presidential sources kept Arafat’s hasty departure secret, and the Tunisian government was vague about the reason behind her losing her citizenship. According to the London based al-Quds al-Arabi,...
  • Hillary: We've Never Had a President Like Bush

    04/15/2007 8:33:30 PM PDT · by kddid · 137 replies · 2,540+ views ^ | April 15, 2007 |
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has had an opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the Muslim world in the aftermath of 9/11, but the Bush administration has squandered precious time to do so. Clinton, who called the administration's actions "regrettable," told the Sunday Citizen newspaper of Laconia, N.H., that "We need to get back to a much more vigorous diplomatic outreach effort. The president won't talk to countries that he doesn't agree with. We've never had a president who was so unwilling to engage in processes with people who, yes, are adversarial to our interests,...
  • I got an email from Suha Arafat (in Nigeria?)

    02/23/2006 11:59:47 AM PST · by TC Rider · 41 replies · 5,544+ views
    Yahoo Email | 02/23/2006 | Suha Arafat
    Date:23rd FEBRUARY 2006 Dear Friend, This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current events in the international media with reference to the Middle East and Palestine in particular. I am Mrs. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization {PLO} and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture....
  • Suha Arafat: The Imelda Marcos of the Middle East?

    11/10/2004 11:58:22 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies · 1,345+ views
    The Beeb ^ | 11 February, 2004 | BBC
    French prosecutors are looking into alleged multi-million dollar transfers into the bank accounts of the wife of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Officials have confirmed reports of an inquiry into the financial transactions of Paris-based Suha Arafat. They acted after the Bank of France alerted them to transfers of nine million euros ($11.5m) from Switzerland to two of Mrs Arafat's accounts. Prosecutors say the investigation is at a preliminary stage. It was launched by the Paris public prosecutor last October after the Bank of France reported that nearly $1.27m was being transferred on a regular basis from Switzerland to Mrs Arafat's...
  • The Woman Behind the Chairman

    11/10/2004 2:25:22 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 853+ views ^ | 11/10/04 | Barry Rubin
    The bizarre story of Suha Arafat, wife of comatose Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, is one more example of how a movement which has combined bloody terrorism with brilliant public relations for so many years proves itself impossible to deal with. Suddenly, Suha literally holds in her hands the future of the Arab-Israeli conflict and hence of the Middle East and international politics more generally. For only she can pull the plug in the Paris hospital which would end her husband's life and let the Palestinians choose a new leadership. But she's not pulling yet.She was born in 1964 to a...
  • Is Arafat's wife still a Christian?

    11/09/2004 7:36:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 59 replies · 1,751+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/9/04 | Laura Mansfield
    The wife of ailing Yasser Arafat, Suha Arafat, may not have truly converted to Islam when she married the Palestinian leader, an issue that could be a major factor in the controversy surrounding the execution of his will and distribution of his fortune. Suha was a 27-year-old Christian at the time she married 61-year-old Yasser Arafat in 1990. Although she ostensibly converted to Islam in 1990, that conversion appears to be somewhat in doubt. According to a 2001 article by Danny Rubenstein in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, "Suha was quoted in several interviews as saying that she had only accepted...
  • Suha's Payout ($1.8 million a month for life, Plus Luxury House & 5 star hotel suite-Debkafile)

    11/09/2004 5:16:41 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 82 replies · 3,093+ views
    Debkafile Global Security Newsletter ^ | 11/8/04 | Diane Shalem-editor
    Tuesday, November 11, Suha Arafat's French lawyers and former Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas struck a deal.The settlement allowed a funeral to be arranged on 'Orphans Friday' of Ramadan, November 12--unless a new crisis pops up. Our sources have seen some of the principal terms of the Palestinian accord with Suha Arafat. The widow will attend the funeral. Abu Mazen insisted on her following the Palestinian leaders bier for sake of appearances.Last July, Yassir Arafat sent his wife $11 million to cover her 'living expenses' and those of her daughter for six months-$1.8 million per month. The new accord guarantees...
  • Mrs Arafat's Bank Accounts Probed

    02/11/2004 3:22:32 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 254+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-11-2004
    Mrs Arafat's bank accounts probed Suha, who married the Palestinian leader in 1992, lives in Paris French prosecutors are looking into alleged multi-million dollar transfers into the bank accounts of the wife of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Officials have confirmed reports of an inquiry into the financial transactions of Paris-based Suha Arafat. They acted after the Bank of France alerted them to transfers of nine million euros ($11.5m) from Switzerland to two of Mrs Arafat's accounts.Prosecutors say the investigation is at a preliminary stage. It was launched by the Paris public prosecutor last October after the Bank of France reported...
  • Bon Jour, Mrs. Arafat…... (She is now a French citizen)

    01/22/2004 6:49:33 PM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies · 3,551+ views ^ | January 22, 2004 |
    Bon Jour, Mrs. Arafat… From time to time, the name Suha Arafat resurfaces in various media reports – usually as part of some controversial story, aimed at discrediting Palestinian leader Arafat. Obviously, such reports largely emanate from either Israelis or Israel supporters, but at times, also from sources in the Arab world who don't see eye to eye with Yasser Arafat's policies on different issues. Jean-Claude Gaudin, Mayor of the French city of Marseilles recently disclosed that Palestinian First Lady Suha Arafat received French citizenship. During a recent visit to Israel, Gaudin, considered a supporter of Israel, said that when...
  • Sources: Suha Arafat rejects $2 million settlement from Palestinian Authority

    11/09/2004 3:49:53 PM PST · by ambrose · 55 replies · 2,529+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11/9
    Last update - 01:34 10/11/2004 Sources: Suha Arafat rejects $2 million settlement from Palestinian Authority By Arnon Regular Suha Arafat has rejected a $2 million financial settlement from Palestinian figures acting on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, according to French sources, who are becoming increasingly impatient with the wife of the deeply comatose Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. The settlement was aimed at persuading Suha Arafat to allow completion of the tests that would finally determine the chairman's death. Contacts between Suha Arafat and the Palestinian financiers began as soon as it became clear that Arafat would have to be flown...
  • Suha Wants an Official Post

    11/09/2004 3:40:53 PM PST · by yonif · 49 replies · 916+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 19:15 Nov 09, '04 / 25 Cheshvan 5765
    ( According to French media reports, Suha Arafat presented a list of demands to PA leaders, including half of Arafat’s assets and a senior position in the PA. Foreign agencies report the demands were presented to Abu Mazen by Muhmad Dahlan immediately upon his return from France two days ago. PA official Yasser Abed Rabbo, in an interview with Radio Monte Carlo, refused to confirm the report, but he did not issue a denial.
  • Arafat's wife delaying death announcement

    11/09/2004 12:50:21 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 585+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 9, 2004 | Aaron Klein
    Suha Arafat, wife of ailing PLO leader Yasser Arafat, is looking to delay as long as possible the announcement of her husband's death to bide time while she tries to negotiate for herself a large inheritance, Israeli sources told WorldNetDaily. Meanwhile, a team of PLO leaders, including Prime Minister Ahmad Qureia, former Prime Minister Abu Mazen, and Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, arrived in Paris late last night, and many expect them to officially declare Arafat dead within the next 48 hours. Suha, who lives in Paris and rarely ever saw her husband until ten days ago, accused the Palestinian leaders...
  • Arafat's wife left out of will?

    11/05/2004 3:45:16 AM PST · by 4kevin · 28 replies · 3,970+ views
    WND ^ | 11.05.04 | Aaron Klein
    PLO chief reportedly refuses to leave money to spouse, millions could go toward terrorism. Suha Arafat, wife of ailing Yasser Arafat, requested her husband this week draft a will leaving his multimillion dollar fortune to her, but Arafat refused, a Palestinian source told WorldNetDaily. Meanwhile, Israel security sources said they're worried the PLO chief's money could be passed on to terrorists to continue the intifada. Arafat is said to be worth hundreds of millions, mostly from money Israel says he secretly shifted to bank accounts in his name by allegedly plundering financial aid, mostly from European countries, sent to help...
  • Suha Arafat: "Sharon is behind the leaks about the investigation against me" (translation)

    02/11/2004 9:01:27 PM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 165+ views
    NFC (Israeli News Site) ^ | 2/12/2004 | Al Hayet
    Translation from Hebrew to English by me: The wife of the Palestinian Authority Chairman, Suha Arafat, says in response to the news about the investigation against her in France on money laundering suspicions says that the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, is the one behind these "leaks." This she says in an interview to the Al Hayat newspaper.