February 27, 1991 |
Arab-Americans in California reacted to the prospect of an imminent allied victory Tuesday with a poignant mixture of feelings. Most expressed happiness at the ouster of Iraq from Kuwait and voiced hope that steps will be taken to create a Palestinian state. Some declared relief that their ethnic group was emerging from the war without much harassment and with its image perhaps enhanced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1989 |
The Palestine Liberation Organization will hold a one-month course in military training for 1,000 Palestinian children, the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al Ittihad said Thursday. The paper said in a report from Aden that the boys and girls all live in Arab states and include for the first time 100 children from Egypt. The paper quoted PLO sources as saying the course will take place at the Palestinian Al Yarmouk camp in the South Yemeni capital next week.
December 11, 1989 |
The radical Palestinian group whose hijackings and gruesome bombings first made terrorism a household word in the West has in the past year been virtually shut out of its traditional havens in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, according to Western and Arab intelligence sources.
July 31, 1999 |
The e-mail has already started to pile up in the new computer center at this refugee warren on the outskirts of Bethlehem: "My name is Itaf," writes a 13-year-old Palestinian living in the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon. "We are all waiting to go back to Palestine to see the village of our grandfathers. Please, tell me about Palestine. We don't know about it so much here."
October 1, 1991 |
A young Palestinian man dispassionately sipped a cup of tea at a counter in the international departure lounge at Cairo International Airport. It was his third cup that morning. There was nothing else to do. He'd been waiting at the airport for three days. A marine engineer, he found himself "at sea" in a different sense from usual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1997 |
The clear message conveyed by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during her Middle East trip last week is that only after Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat begins fighting terrorism should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be pressured in earnest to freeze settlement-building. Though Albright denounced Netanyahu's policy of expanding existing settlements, she reserved her harshest judgment for Arafat.