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March 20, 1989
The Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai al Amm said PLO leader Yasser Arafat will take part in talks this week between the United States and the Palestine Liberation Organization. But an Arafat aide in Tunis, Tunisia, where the PLO is headquartered, denied it. The newspaper quoted leading Palestinian sources. In Washington, U.S. officials reported receiving no indications that the Palestinian delegation would include Arafat.
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December 14, 1996 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers of a mass rally for the Islamic group Hamas on Friday made certain no one would miss the point: "We worship God by killing the Jew," read a sign in English, posted a few feet from the speakers' lectern. Hamas, the militant organization that claimed responsibility for a string of deadly suicide bombings in Israel earlier this year, drew thousands to a muddy soccer field here to shout allegiance to the group and its history of bloody attacks against Israel.
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NEWS
October 13, 1989
"They are depicting Arabs in a very derogatory manner--as conniving, with hook noses, as ugly--and this image has been haunting the Arab community." --Terri Ahwal, board member of the Detroit Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, explaining the organization's boycott of Spencer Gifts Inc., a retail chain that is selling Halloween masks that look like PLO leader Yasser Arafat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995
Re "Separation Is Not the Key; Palestinians Can't Be Fenced Off," Commentary, April 24: Abba Eban should be awarded an honorary membership in Jimmy Carter's "Peace at Any Cost" institute. While admonishing Israel to open its borders in the spirit of freedom, democracy, etc., he conveniently chooses to downplay its nightmarish battle with continuing terrorism, which is every bit as bad as our Oklahoma City tragedy. Israeli citizens worry daily whether they or their children will be victims of a terrorist's vendetta.
NEWS
April 26, 1989 | From Reuters
About 2,500 French Jews protested on the Riviera late Monday against President Francois Mitterrand's decision to meet PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Paris next week. Nice Mayor Jacques Medecin joined Jewish organizations in condemning the May 2 meeting with the chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization. "There should be no pacts with the enemies of Israel, and the head of the PLO terrorists is the worst of all," Medecin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
Now that George Bush has emerged from the closet and revealed himself as an environmentalist sympathizer ("Bush Vows 'Zero Tolerance' of Environmental Polluters," Part I, Sept. 1), possibly he will now explain to us naive voters why it is that for the past eight years he so slavishly endorsed the environmentally disastrous policies of the most anti-environment President in this century, Ronald Reagan. George's 180-degree turn on this critical issue seems about as believable and sincere as a pronouncement from PLO leader Yasser Arafat that he is really a Zionist at heart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995
Re "Separation Is Not the Key; Palestinians Can't Be Fenced Off," Commentary, April 24: Abba Eban should be awarded an honorary membership in Jimmy Carter's "Peace at Any Cost" institute. While admonishing Israel to open its borders in the spirit of freedom, democracy, etc., he conveniently chooses to downplay its nightmarish battle with continuing terrorism, which is every bit as bad as our Oklahoma City tragedy. Israeli citizens worry daily whether they or their children will be victims of a terrorist's vendetta.
OPINION
September 30, 1990
More and more it appears that we are moving toward war in the Middle East. And the thought is frightening. We must not let it happen. The charges and counter-charges by Hussein and Bush, the tit-for-tat moves by each to gain advantage fill one with horror. If this continues, war is inevitable. We must find someone such as King Hussein of Jordan, PLO leader Yasser Arafat or some Islamic religious figure to talk to Saddam Hussein to try to get him to soften his position. We can't get him to change his mind by using belligerence.
NEWS
April 24, 1989 | From Reuters
PLO leader Yasser Arafat will pay his first official visit to France in May for talks with President Francois Mitterrand, Foreign Affairs Minister Roland Dumas said Sunday. The Israeli government and most French Jews were bitter about the decision to receive someone they regard as a terrorist, and protest demonstrations are planned. Mitterrand had previously declared his intention to meet Arafat in France this year. Dumas, in a radio interview, confirmed that the visit will take place in "the first days of May. It is an official visit since it has been organized by the head of state."
NEWS
November 22, 1994 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a massive show of force, an estimated 10,000 supporters of PLO leader Yasser Arafat marched in Gaza City on Monday, firing their guns in the air and chanting slogans against the Islamic opposition just days after Arafat's security forces and Islamic militants engaged in bloody street battles. "Here is the weapon, here are the Fatah Hawks, at the hands of our leader, Yasser Arafat, ready to heed your call," roared thousands of young men armed with automatic weapons.
NEWS
August 1, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
PLO leader Yasser Arafat, in his first interview with an Israeli newspaper in 10 years, said Friday that he would be willing to meet Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to talk peace. Arafat, whose remarks were published in the respected daily Haaretz, also said that Israel has nothing to fear from offering Palestinians the right of return--an issue the Jewish state has refused to discuss.
NEWS
April 14, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last month, at a stormy meeting of top Palestine Liberation Organization officials, a dissident posed a sharp question to PLO leader Yasser Arafat about his one-man grip on the group's financial affairs. "What would happen," the questioner inquired with a mixture of irony and concern, "if, God forbid, you should suddenly die?"
OPINION
September 30, 1990
More and more it appears that we are moving toward war in the Middle East. And the thought is frightening. We must not let it happen. The charges and counter-charges by Hussein and Bush, the tit-for-tat moves by each to gain advantage fill one with horror. If this continues, war is inevitable. We must find someone such as King Hussein of Jordan, PLO leader Yasser Arafat or some Islamic religious figure to talk to Saddam Hussein to try to get him to soften his position. We can't get him to change his mind by using belligerence.
NEWS
October 13, 1989
"They are depicting Arabs in a very derogatory manner--as conniving, with hook noses, as ugly--and this image has been haunting the Arab community." --Terri Ahwal, board member of the Detroit Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, explaining the organization's boycott of Spencer Gifts Inc., a retail chain that is selling Halloween masks that look like PLO leader Yasser Arafat.
NEWS
May 8, 1989
PLO leader Yasser Arafat denounced a call by an Iranian official to kill Westerners in retaliation for Palestinian deaths in the Israeli-occupied territories. "I reject this call in its totality," Arafat told reporters at Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia. On Friday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani called for five Britons, French or Americans to be executed for every Palestinian killed in the Gaza Strip or West Bank by the Israeli army. The statement brought immediate condemnation from Washington, London and Paris as well as from other Palestinian leaders.
NEWS
May 7, 1989 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Arabs seeking to placate Washington have passed word to European and other U.S. allies that they will not consider abstentions "hostile" when the World Health Organization votes Tuesday in Geneva on the admission of the Palestine Liberation Organization. They argue that abstentions, instead of votes for admission, could soften the impact of the heavy majority that is expected to favor the PLO's admission, which has so far been publicly opposed only by the United States and Israel.
NEWS
April 26, 1989 | From Reuters
About 2,500 French Jews protested on the Riviera late Monday against President Francois Mitterrand's decision to meet PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Paris next week. Nice Mayor Jacques Medecin joined Jewish organizations in condemning the May 2 meeting with the chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization. "There should be no pacts with the enemies of Israel, and the head of the PLO terrorists is the worst of all," Medecin said.
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