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Keyword: Yasser Arafat

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Book Review

Revealing biography of Arafat, undermined by author’s prejudices and agenda

Abdar Rahman Koya

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

Arafat: From Defender to Dictator by Said K. Aburish. Pub: Bloomsbury Paperbacks, London, UK, 1999. Pp: 360. Pbk: £7.99


The Palestinian struggle: from nationalism to Islamic movement and intifada

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14262006-01-01

In October, Crescent International (South Africa) issued a booklet called The Struggle for Al-Quds to mark Yaum al-Quds 1426AH. Here we publish an adaptation of the second part of this booklet, focusing on the evolution of the Palestinian liberation movement. The first part, focusing on the problem of Israel and the threat to al-Quds, was published in the last issue of Crescent International.


Arafat’s death opens the way for a new generation of Islamic Palestinian leaders


Shawwal 18, 14252004-12-01

Yasser Arafat was not, by any stretch of the imagination, an Islamic leader. He was famously photographed meeting with Imam Khomeini in the early days of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, after the new Islamic state had renounced the Shah’s close relationship with Israel and declared its solidarity with the Palestinian struggle...

Islamic Movement

Hamas poised to take a greater political role in Palestinian politics post-Arafat

Azzam Tamimi

Shawwal 18, 14252004-12-01

It is not without good reason that the world focused so intensely on the illness and death of Yasser Arafat, and on his multinational, multistage funeral...

Occupied Arab World

Factors behind the Palestinian challenge to Yasser Arafat

Mustafa Jalal

Rajab 16, 14252004-09-01

The state of insecurity and political conflict that occurred in the Ghazzah Strip last July is regarded by most observers as a dangerous development in the Palestinian situation, and as a threat to the international and regional status of the Palestinian cause...

Occupied Arab World

Arafat survives another challenge in Palestine

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14252004-08-01

Yasser Arafat survived the latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge to his authority in Ghazzah last month, when Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qurei withdrew his resignation on July 27...

Occupied Arab World

Israel targets Islamic movements while blaming Arafat for failure of ‘peace process’

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban 05, 14242003-10-01

Hamas leader Shaikh Ahmad Yassin said on September 24 that Hamas, Palestine’s leading Islamic movement and the most popular political group among Palestinians, would not accept any suggestion that it should disarm or declare a truce.

Occupied Arab World

Arafat focused on political survival as Palestinians die around him

Our Own Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 14232003-03-01

Some news items remain fairly constant: while the world’s attention is turned to international politicking before the US’s almost-inevitable attack on Iraq

Occupied Arab World

Possible scenarios for Palestine after Arafat

Nasr Salem

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14232002-07-16

In his speech on June 24, which purported to chart a policy for the Middle East, US president George W Bush left no doubt that he wanted to see Yasser Arafat removed from the presidency of the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Occupied Arab World

Bush’s demand that Arafat go exposes Israel’s hand behind him

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Thani 20, 14232002-07-01

In a speech that appeared to have been written in Tel Aviv rather than in Washington, US president George Bush demanded that the Palestinian people find a leader to replace Yasser Arafat if they hope to have a state of their own in some distant future.

Occupied Arab World

Aping fellow Arab dictators, reformer Arafat overturns court order releasing PFLP leader

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14232002-06-16

When on June 3 ‘president’ Yasser Arafat overruled a decision by the very court he had set up as an independent tribunal the previous month, he was not only caving in to American and Israeli pressure but also taking a leaf out of the book of fellow Arab dictators, such as Egypt’s Husni Mubarak.

Occupied Arab World

Palestinian ‘ceasefire’ as Arafat buckles under Israeli pressure

Crescent International

Rajab 14, 14222001-10-01

Palestinian ‘president’ Yasser Arafat and Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres shook hands —briefly and sullenly — on a new agreement for a ceasefire and confidence-building measures towards a restoration of the ‘peace process’ at Ghazzah Airport on September 26, two days before Palestinians were planning massive protests to mark the first anniversary of the intifada.

South-East Asia

Mahathir forms alliance with Jakarta and Manila to fight ‘Islamic militancy’

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14222001-09-16

‘President’ Yasser Arafat found his host cooler towards him when he flew to Kuala Lumpur late in August. In a change from the past, he was given a less-than-friendly welcome by the Malaysian regime, which was caught in the middle of a virtual war against Islamic militants, and had to downplay its reception to the Palestinian delegation.

Occupied Arab World

Arafat turns on Islamic movement as Iran conference supports jihad

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar 22, 14222001-05-16

Palestinian ‘president’ Yasser Arafat launched his expected crackdown on popular movements sustaining the Al-Aqsa Intifada last month. Dr Abdul Aziz al-Rantisi, the Hamas spokesman in Ghazzah, was arrested on April 28, reportedly for making ‘inflammatory’ statements.

Occupied Arab World

Revision of Wye agreement takes Arafat closer to ‘statehood’ - on Israeli terms, of course

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rajab 06, 14201999-09-16

The new agreement between Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian ‘president’ Yassir Arafat, signed at Sharm al-Shaikh, near Alexandria, on September 5, was widely greeted as a new start to the ‘peace process’ that had appeared on the verge of stalling during the premiership of Benyamin Netanyahu.

Occupied Arab World

No change for Muslims as Barak the nice guy takes over from Netanyahu the nasty

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar 16, 14201999-06-01

There was undoubtedly a certain satisfaction in watching the Israelis tearing into each other for a change, instead of tearing into Palestinians, Muslims and just about anybody else they don’t like. The election campaign which ended in Benyamin Netanyahu being conclusive defeated by Ehud Barak was vicious to say the least...

Occupied Arab World

To be or not to be... Palestinians ponder the state of Arafat’s Palestine

Khalil Marwan

Muharram 15, 14201999-05-01

Yasir Arafat is perhaps the only person in the world who still clings to the fiction that there is a ‘peace process’ in the Middle East. The Oslo accords which he signed in September 1993 and September 1995 have been an unmitigated disaster for the Palestinian people.

Occupied Arab World

Arafat swears never to entertain thought of liberating Palestine

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 13, 14191999-01-01

Yasir Arafat, head of the Palestine National Authority (PNA), needed a grand camouflage for his final surrender to the Zionists to publicly eschew any thoughts of ever liberating Palestine. This was provided on December 14 by the presence in Ghazzah of US president Bill Clinton...

Occupied Arab World

Arafat’s surrender at Wye presented as great victory for the Palestinians

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban 27, 14191998-12-16

Hamas leader Shaikh Ahmad Yassin, whom Yasser Arafat was obliged by public pressure to greet as a hero when he returned to Ghazzah last year after eight years in an Israeli jail, was placed under house arrest by Palestinian police on October 29.

Occupied Arab World

Decline of the moral fabric of Palestinian society under Arafat's rule

L Mustafa

Rajab 26, 14191998-11-16

If the former treaty-prone PLO signed away Palestine to the Israelis, and if the surrounding Arab States have fallen prey to the economic and military mercy of Israel, the question arises, what is left to be lost by the Palestinians?

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