The battle for Palestinian statehood consumed Yasser Arafat’s life and a new museum in his name puts the nature of that fight front and center - the sub-machine gun on his desk, the AK-47 assault rifle in the corner, the pistol at his side.
Gilead Sher still remembers what Shimon Peres said to Yasser Arafat in 1995, as the leaders sat together past midnight engaged in a heated debate.
The mayor of a Venezuelan municipality unveiled a bust of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, celebrating him as a fighter for peace and freedom.
A panel of French judges has closed a case accusing Israel of poisoning former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat without bringing any charges.
A town in southern France announced plans to name a street after the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat.
A French prosecutor said that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning.
Headlines suggested the Palestinians were cutting security ties to Israel. That would be a huge story, but J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s not really what it seems.
When Harvard students snapped a photo at Arafat’s grave, they incurred the wrath of the right wing. Elisheva Goldberg says their only crime was thinking critically.
Russia said on Thursday that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, but the Palestinian ambassador to Moscow said an investigation would continue, Russian news agencies reported.
Nelson Mandela’s death reminds J.J. Goldberg of a less-complicated time when Jewish and African freedom struggles went hand in hand.