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 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.
Palestinian leaders have long sought to avoid admitting that Yasser Arafat was poisoned. Now they must try to avoid the inescapable conclusion that they killed him.
Israel said on Thursday it did not poison Yasser Arafat, making the denial after the Palestinian leader’s widow said Swiss forensic tests had proven he died from radioactive polonium poisoning in 2004.