Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- When Yassir Arafat
was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN's highest policy making body to Geneva providing a less-hostile political environment for the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).
He had an inexplicable and naive affection for Yassir Arafat
coupled with a blind hatred of the right.
Since that war a decade ago, Fatah, led by the secular heirs of Yassir Arafat
, has run the West Bank, headed the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority and been responsible for all negotiations with Israel.
He is famous for crossing the lines during the Siege of Beirut to meet Yassir Arafat
on 3 July 1982, the first time the Palestinian leader ever met with an Israeli.
He also provided security for President Aristide in Haiti, President Jimmy Carter, Prince Charles, Yassir Arafat
, Imelda Marcos and others.
Meanwhile, Ze'ev Kam criticized in a video published on July 19 on NRG website Arab member of the Knesset Yousef Jabarin, who said that Israel assassinated former leader Yassir Arafat
This was a moment when Palestinians believed they were voting for the future of Palestine, but there were no established political parties, leaving Fatah, the coalition of Yassir Arafat
, the favorite.
RAMALLAH (TAP) - The Palestinians are coordinating with Russia, as well as Swiss and French experts, on the exhumation of late President Yasser Arafat, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday in a speechto commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the death of Palestinian Leader Yassir Arafat
"Leaders like Mao Tse Tung, Mandela, Castro, Yassir Arafat
, Jalal Talabani and Barzani were charged with terrorism, but time proved them not terrorists", he elaborated.
The specifics of his narration are far too kind to Yassir Arafat
and Arafat's dismissal of the proposal offered in the waning days of the Clinton administration.
He and Clinton blamed Yassir Arafat
for the failure at Camp David.
The puppet, which is part of set of three alongside George W Bush and Yassir Arafat
, has been donated by Jeremy Bowen to the museum in Manchester.