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July 19, 1992
Williams' article certainly indicates that Husseini would be a decided improvement over Yasser Arafat, but I have a few reservations. Husseini represents fewer Palestinians than Arafat, who has trouble enough keeping the various factions in line. Would Husseini be able to do better? JOSEPH R. GRANT Oceanside
April 16, 1990
In recent weeks I've seen news release of photographs of Yasser Arafat with Nelson Mandela, then Mother Teresa and finally, with former President Jimmy Carter. The leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization must have something to offer. W. D. ARMSTRONG Torrance
November 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The widow of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat took possession of his medical records and was deciding whether to release the information publicly to "stop all these false ideas" of what caused his death, her lawyer said. Suha Arafat obtained the file from the Percy military hospital outside Paris, attorney Jean-Marie Burguburu said.
February 17, 1985 | United Press International
Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat met last week with Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu in Bucharest to discuss the Middle East, the Romanian state news agency Agerpres said. It said the discussions centered on "latest developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian issue" and proceeded in an atmosphere of "cordiality and warm friendship."
July 25, 1995 | Reuters
Suha Tawil, the wife of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, gave birth to a baby girl Monday in Paris, PLO officials said. Officials said the baby, the couple's first child, was named Zahwa, after the Palestine Liberation Organization leader's mother.
August 17, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has faced several assassination attempts in recent weeks, a Palestinian architect of peace deals with Israel said in a newspaper interview. Asked to confirm leaks about the assassination attempts, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Maazen, told the daily Yediot Aharonot: "That's correct. There were several attempts."
February 28, 2005
In responding to Nancy Soderberg's Feb. 20 Opinion piece suggesting that Condoleezza Rice could receive the Nobel Peace Prize, letter writer Hans Grellmann (Feb. 23) states, "Warmongers don't get peace prizes." The godfather of modern terrorism, Yasser Arafat, received the peace prize in 1993. Gregory Givens Redondo Beach
February 19, 1988 | Reuters
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat discussed the uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories with Mikhail Sitenko, a senior Soviet envoy, in Tunis on Thursday and was given a message from Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Palestinian news agency WAFA said.
August 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and estranged comrade Nayef Hawatmeh held talks in Cairo aimed at reuniting Palestinian factions ahead of peace talks with Israel. It was the first meeting in six years between Arafat and Hawatmeh, leader of the radical Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, based in Damascus, Syria. Arafat and Hawatmeh had a falling out over the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement signed by Arafat in Washington in 1993 after secret negotiations in Oslo.
July 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
THE MIDDLE EAST * Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat fired his West Bank security chief, Jibril Rajoub, and the Gaza Strip police chief, Ghazi Jibali, in a step toward reforming his security services, officials said. Rajoub has been one of the most powerful figures in the West Bank but has had a falling-out with Arafat. In April, Israeli forces destroyed Rajoub's headquarters. He ordered the men inside to surrender, causing them to lose face among many Palestinians.
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