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September 12, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rashidiya Sorbeki, her face horribly burned from a war she will not end, held her baby daughter in her arms Saturday morning and screamed in the streets against the Palestinian leader she once worshiped. "Arafat is a coward! Arafat is a spy! Arafat has sold Palestine for dollars!" the 37-year-old Palestinian woman chanted along with 100 or so other Palestinian refugees outside the Damascus embassy of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization.
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July 15, 1999 | EDWARD P. DJEREJIAN, Edward P. Djerejian is the director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University. Formerly, he served as U.S. ambassador to Israel and Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's meeting with President Clinton today will be critical in determining the future course of the Arab-Israeli peace process. Barak characterized this process during the Israeli election campaign as a "tough struggle for reality." This characterization is an accurate reflection of Barak and the way he thinks. He has a sharp and analytical mind as evidenced by his brilliant military career.
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March 13, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq claimed further territorial gains Tuesday and accused the Baghdad regime of taking civilian hostages to stall their advances in oil-rich Kirkuk province. Jalal Talabani, a top official of the dissident Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told reporters in Beirut that the alleged hostage-taking has "seriously hindered the liberation" of the province from forces loyal to President Saddam Hussein.
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September 12, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rashidiya Sorbeki, her face horribly burned from a war she will not end, held her baby daughter in her arms Saturday morning and screamed in the streets against the Palestinian leader she once worshiped. "Arafat is a coward! Arafat is a spy! Arafat has sold Palestine for dollars!" the 37-year-old Palestinian woman chanted along with 100 or so other Palestinian refugees outside the Damascus embassy of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization.
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March 12, 1989
Two U.S. diplomats detained by radical Palestinians for eight hours last week were caught taking pictures in a restricted area near a guerrilla training camp, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry statement said Col. Clifford Robert Ward, a military attache, and his assistant, Maj. Robert Siegel, were photographing a Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus on March 3.
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April 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three dissident Palestinian groups offered to rejoin Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, abandoning an eight-year effort to topple his leadership and opening the way for a possible reconciliation between Arafat and Syria. The Palestine National Salvation Front--a coalition of Damascus-based factions including Fatah-Uprising, Saika and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command--appealed for talks with Arafat.
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August 15, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian guerrilla leader Ahmed Jibril said Wednesday that he has received assurances from Shiite Muslim leaders in Lebanon that no Israeli or Western hostages will be released without the concurrent release of thousands of Palestinian detainees in Israel.
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July 15, 1999 | EDWARD P. DJEREJIAN, Edward P. Djerejian is the director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University. Formerly, he served as U.S. ambassador to Israel and Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's meeting with President Clinton today will be critical in determining the future course of the Arab-Israeli peace process. Barak characterized this process during the Israeli election campaign as a "tough struggle for reality." This characterization is an accurate reflection of Barak and the way he thinks. He has a sharp and analytical mind as evidenced by his brilliant military career.
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November 26, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will forge ahead with plans to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the crux of a dispute clouding prospects for talks with the Palestinians and Syria. Netanyahu spoke hours after the Palestinian Authority sent Israel a letter urging the Jewish state to halt all settlement or risk "confrontation and disaster." Soon after taking office in June, Netanyahu rescinded a freeze on construction.
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September 3, 1999 | From Associated Press
Ariel Sharon, a legendary ex-general, former foreign minister and political hawk, decisively won the opposition Likud Party's leadership election Thursday. Sharon will try to lead the Likud out of the abyss created by moderate Ehud Barak's crushing defeat of Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in May elections. The party has scheduled another leadership vote in two years to pick a candidate for elections scheduled for 2003.
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August 15, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian guerrilla leader Ahmed Jibril said Wednesday that he has received assurances from Shiite Muslim leaders in Lebanon that no Israeli or Western hostages will be released without the concurrent release of thousands of Palestinian detainees in Israel.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three dissident Palestinian groups offered to rejoin Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, abandoning an eight-year effort to topple his leadership and opening the way for a possible reconciliation between Arafat and Syria. The Palestine National Salvation Front--a coalition of Damascus-based factions including Fatah-Uprising, Saika and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command--appealed for talks with Arafat.
NEWS
March 13, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq claimed further territorial gains Tuesday and accused the Baghdad regime of taking civilian hostages to stall their advances in oil-rich Kirkuk province. Jalal Talabani, a top official of the dissident Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told reporters in Beirut that the alleged hostage-taking has "seriously hindered the liberation" of the province from forces loyal to President Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
March 12, 1989
Two U.S. diplomats detained by radical Palestinians for eight hours last week were caught taking pictures in a restricted area near a guerrilla training camp, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry statement said Col. Clifford Robert Ward, a military attache, and his assistant, Maj. Robert Siegel, were photographing a Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus on March 3.
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November 6, 2001
Re "Blair, Syrian President Disagree," Nov. 1: According to Syrian President Bashar Assad, "An act of resistance is different from an act of terrorism." And with that statement, he condones the actions of terrorist groups operating out of his country. But an act of resistance involves an act within a conquered country directed against a government organization or facility. It becomes an act of terrorism when the act is intended to result in death or injury to innocent human beings--regardless of ethnic origin, race or religious belief.
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