Yasser Arafat

Today in History for June 6th

World War II

Evolution of Gaza Strip Under Hamas Rule

In 1998, US president Bill Clinton flew into Gaza International Airport with six helicopters. Palestinian and American flags fluttered.<p>Yasser Arafat …

Gaza

Crossing Divides: How Israeli-Palestinian peace accord was prepared

In September 1993, on the lawn of the White House in Washington, an agreement was signed to bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinians.<p>In the months leading up to the historic handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Norway had been …

Israel

PA releases Yasser Arafat’s ‘righteous son’

Mohammed al Dayya, who for many years served as former PLO leader Yasser Arafat’s personal bodyguard, was released on Thursday from Palestinian …

Israel

An Ontario man who once belonged to a Palestinian terrorist group was ordered deported in 2005. He’s still here.

Issam Al-Yamani owns a gray brick house in suburban Mississauga, across the street from an elementary school. A yellow mini school bus is parked in …

Canadian News

Sergei Skripal: State-backed chemical assassinations

While British authorities have yet to determine if Sergei Skripal was poisoned, the former Russian spy’s health collapse fits a distinct pattern of …

Russia

Jerusalem's history and future: A tale of two cities

Talk of redividing Jerusalem, once an abomination for most Israelis, is being bandied from Left to Right.<p>><br>• ><p>The east Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis …

Israel

The Dangers of Failing Middle East States

In an address to a prominent British think tank, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently argued that before establishing a Palestinian …

Geopolitics

A New Era at the State Department?

How much solidarity with Iran can the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization afford?<p>Published<p>21 hours ago<p>on<p>May 30, 2018<p>Israeli Atrocities …

Middle East

Abbas: Medical checks ‘reassuring’

Abbas, 82, will be returning to the West Bank on Friday after what officials described as "ordinary" checks at a Maryland hospital.<p>Palestinian …

Israel

Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

Cape Town, South Africa, has designated July 9 “Day Zero.” That’s when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry, marking the culmination of a three-year drought. South African officials aren’t responsible for the lack of rain, but inept management and a devotion to anti-Israel ideology …

South Africa

Work the crowd: How ordinary people can predict the future

EVERY day after breakfast, Shannon Gifford would sit down at her computer for an hour and scour obscure corners of the internet for clues. The …

Charles Darwin

PM Modi pays homage to iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine, flew in a Jordanian army helicopter straight from Amman to Ramallah, …

Israel

PM Modi arrives in Palestine; pays homage to ex-President Yasser Arafat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid a wreath at the mausoleum of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in his first engagement on a …

Israel

Modi’s attempts at balance fall short

JEDDAH: Claims by some Syrian opposition figures are damaging efforts to inject new life into the Geneva peace process, Russian Foreign Minister …

Mahmoud Abbas

PM Modi embarks on 'historic' Palestine visit: Here's the full itinerary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first engagement after arriving in Ramallah on Saturday morning will be to lay a wreath at the Mausoleum of Late …

India

A Palestinian father’s plea to PM: Ask Israel to free our children

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Ramallah, the 50-year-old is ready with an emotional plea: “I would like to ask him to put …

Israel

Narendra Modi in UAE LIVE Highlights: PM received by Crown Prince in Abu Dhabi, five MoUs signed between India-UAE

Narendra Modi in UAE LIVE Updates: PM Modi arrives at Abu Dhabi where he was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown …

India

PM Narendra Modi starts historic Palestine visit: focus health, infra

Sources said PM Modi had told Indian officials way back in 2015 to prepare for the visit, and it was announced only at an “opportune time”. In fact, …

India

PM Narendra Modi in Palestine today: Here is his schedule

PM Narendra Modi in Palestine today: The Prime Minister on his first day of the West Asian tour will visit Palestine and Abu Dhabi transiting through …

India

Unsealed Yasser Arafat Diaries Reveal Extent Of PLO-Italy Relationship

An Italian magazine published excerpts from former PLO leader Yasser Arafat’s diaries this weekend, revealing evidence of a mutual non-aggression …

Jewish Culture

Colombia extradites Israeli for drug and human trafficking

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — An Israeli citizen accused of belonging to an international crime organization was captured and extradited from …

Jewish Culture

Modi’s West Asia Outreach: PM Modi to focus on maritime relations on 3-country tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a three-country tour from February 9 to February 12. In a historic visit, he will be the first Prime Minister …

India

Secret diaries of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reveal relationship with Silvio Berlusconi

The diaries, which contain 19 volumes spanning from 1985 to 2004, speak of various issues, such as the Gulf War, and Arafat's relationship with …

Silvio Berlusconi

Secret Arafat diaries allegedly detail how PLO leader accepted bribes from Berlusconi

Israel

Secret diaries of Arafat come to light, confirming PLO pact with Italians

Diaries kept by former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reveal a secret deal to protect Italy from attacks by Palestinian terrorists, according to an …

Israel

Modi visits Ramallah in landmark Palestine visit

Narendra Modi backs independent Palestinian state during first trip by an Indian prime minister to occupied territories.<p>Narendra Modi has arrived in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on a landmark visit - the first ever by an Indian prime minister - that Palestinian leaders have hailed as …

Israel

New book chronicles years of Israeli assassinations

A new book that reveals how Israel carried out 2,700 assassinations as a proxy for war also suggests Yasser Arafat was poisoned, @ethanbronner …

Business

New Book Reveals Israeli Attempt to Assassinate Arafat

Investigative reporter Ronen Bergman revealed a new story about one of the Israeli attempts to assassinate Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, …

Middle East

Israel Tried Really Hard To Assassinate Yasser Arafat, Considered Downing Passenger Plane

Some of the plots to kill the Palestinian Liberation Organization leader sound like action-movie scenes.<p>Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon …

Israel