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...t here) in mid-October. It was leaked to the press on October 28, embarrassing Abbas and his boss, Yasser Arafat, who promptly disavowed it. Whether the talks could have continued will never be known....

..., in order to save this chapter in his legacy. Fifteen years ago, an Israeli Likud government and an Arafat-led PLO accepted the "Quartet" Road Map for the Middle East, which became UN ...

...when he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat at the signing ceremony of the Oslo Accord on the White House lawn in 1993. Since then,...

4. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...dy and permission for Jews to pray on the Mount. In the Old City, [Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser] Arafat will get sovereignty over the Muslim Quarter and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Perh...

5. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...rt one of a two-part series.   Many hopes were pinned on Mahmoud Abbas after he succeeded Yasser Arafat in 2004.   For the international community, Abbas was the polar opposite of hi...

... right than about troubling signals and inconsistencies in the rhetoric and actions of the partner Yasser Arafat.   And that left won elections. In 1992, it elected Yitzhak Rabin on an explic...

...in accordance with previous agreements (meaning the Wye Accords that Netanyahu and late PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed in 1998). The agreement states that the parties recognize the importance of Gaza...

...e all remember President Clinton's crucial involvement in the talks between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat at the Wye River summit (in 1998). But this case is different. Kerry has invested a lot...

...le at Camp David. There were all sorts of petty political considerations at play (the power games between Arafat and Abu Ala) that put him in a position of being passive and not very smart during thos...

...e Hamas’ serious problems might force the organization to change direction, as happened with Yasser Arafat and the PLO after the 1991 Gulf War. The unity deal calls for Hamas to join the PLO and...

11. Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...rry in his testimony on Thursday: the 1947 UN Partition Resolution and various interviews given by Yasser Arafat in which he “agreed with” Israel’s Jewish character. The Geneva Accor...

... perceptions and US foreign policy under the Obama administration.   Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat with US President Bill Clinton at the signing of the Oslo Accords     A...

13. My Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...om Egypt or Jordan in peace agreements, nor of the Palestine Liberation Organization when, in 1993, Yasir Arafat wrote to Yitzhak Rabin that it “recognizes the right of Israel to live in peace a...

... the Palestinian Prisoners club . After the meeting the particpants toured Ramallah, including a visit to Arafat's grave, which was the first time that most of the Israelis had experienced The city. ...

...to the astonishing handshake 17 months later between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who subsequently became Chairman of the Palestinian Authority. The ebullient Norwegian...

16. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
By Ron Pundak, Haaretz 21.09.13 via Haaretz [click here for the original article]   Arafat, Rabin and Peres: They wanted peace, but each played a part in the failure of the Accords.

...to the astonishing handshake 17 months later between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who subsequently became Chairman of the Palestinian Authority. The ebullient Norwegian...

...nly after Fatah and Hamas come to an agreement.   Mizrachi agreed that former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat was wrong in not accepting Ehud Barak’s earlier peace offer, but argued that ther...

19. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... aside whether the Jabotinsky Streets of the imaginary country dear to the one-state brigade would become Arafat Streets, or vice versa, and whether to have a Begin Avenue or a Grand Mufti al-Husseini...

20. Geneva Initiative: Ten Years Later
(News Room/News 2013)
...rally.  Beilin: "A right-wing leader can reach an agreement without ten years passing. I miss Arafat, who knew who how to make decisions. We missed out when we didn't sign an agreement wit...

...e been building your country for you. Why don't you let me build my country? [Yitzhak] Rabin and [Yasser] Arafat of blessed memory - people I admire more than my own father - were killed because they ...

...2003 and Abbas was appointed to that post to reduce the absolute powers of the presidency, then in Yassir Arafat’s hands. Ironically, it is now Abbas as president who is seeking to claim back wh...

23. Israel has a partner for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...conflict and satisfy all our desires.  Our military leaders would attest that Abbas, as opposed to Arafat, repeats what he says in public behind closed doors as well: He instructs his security ...

24. Hamas is changing
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...d non-violence, through negotiations, dialogue and good will gestures.   More than 20 years ago, Arafat’s PLO embraced pragmatism. While it probably did so more for its own survival tha...

25. There is a Palestinian partner
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ut also take action to foil terror. At Military Intelligence they say that, unlike the approach of Yasser Arafat, now "the mouths and hearts of these two are in the same place." Arafat spoke...

26. Abbas, step by step
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ing made now by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Diverging from the path forged by Yasser Arafat, Abbas is working toward the obtainment of international recognition for a Palestinian ...

...nd of female peace organizations in Israel and Palestine with Tammy Rafidi, Project Manager at the Yasser Arafat Foundation, and Nurit Tsur, Executive Director of the Israel Women's Network.   ...

...ion that plagued the Palestinian Authority under the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat. Fayyad's government has also created a professional police force that restored securit...

29. Lost Innocence
(News Room/News - 2011)
...on to reality." Ashrawi says that right after the signing of the Oslo Accords she convinced Yasser Arafat to sign an order to establish an independent committee on human rights. It was the firs...

...sts and former Israeli Defense Forces officers, some of whom had participated in the siege against Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), at the same site. They were j...

31. Who’s Afraid of the Palestinians?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...d’s approach represents a break in the Palestinian national movement. Their many differences aside, Arafat and Abbas were rooted in a time when the movement was in exile and aimed to fulfill the...

...ecognize that "it is not possible to cross the chasm in two hops." Therefore, he dragged Yasser Arafat and Bill Clinton to Camp David. But the failure of Barak and Clinton to offer the minim...

...s only once majority support for this package on both sides, in December 2004, shortly after the death of Arafat which was followed by a surge of optimism and considerable moderation in both publics. ...

34. There is a Real Partner
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...nge that has taken place in Palestinian society. The place that is associated more than any other as Arafat's command headquarters in the middle of the second Intifada, was turned for a few hours...

...and even Likud. Others are former IDF officers, some of whom had participated in the siege against Yasser Arafat at the same site. They were joined by members of well-known leftists groups such as the...

... 25 women attended the workshop. Dr. Salwa Hudeib, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Women, and Ms. Rania Arafat from Fatah discussed the situation of Palestinian women and the role of women in buildi...

37. Diplomacy’s Darkest Hours
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...es is not lacking in men - Roosevelt, George Marshall, Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat and Henry Kissinger - who either ended up recognising the limits of military power or w...

...est Bank rallied at his headquarters to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of his predecessor Yasser Arafat, founder of Fatah movement.   “Let us make peace before this opportunity...

39. Finish Rabin’s Work
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...as a military hero, uniquely prepared to lead his people into a new era. Before shaking the hand of Yasir Arafat, a man he had long considered his mortal foe, he spoke directly to the Palestinian peop...

...l legitimacy that ensure the right of the Palestinian Arab people to sovereignty.”   Yasir Arafat, the late Palestinian leader, was asked in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haar...

...s knew the outlines of any final agreement and said it was similar to the one he hammered out with Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak in 2000.   "They're not even pretending now that they are ...

42. Abbas Extends a Hand
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ish leaders have long been in some sort of dialogue with Palestinian officials. “I met with [Yasir] Arafat more times than I’m proud to admit,” Abraham Foxman, head of the Anti-Defam...

43. Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s an Israeli. “Peace? Forget about it. They’ll never have peace. Remember Clinton gave 99% to Arafat, and instead of them fighting for 1%, what? Intifadeh.”   Another whack ...

... right tone. Unlike in 1993, when Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat had to be forced to shake hands at the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu o...

45. For Once, Hope in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...squo; ability to justify tangible concessions. Israelis came to believe that the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat was playing a double game, professing peace in the negotiations while allowing terroris...

46. August 2011
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...alestinian leader rejected it as insufficient. But the results on the ground were different. After Yasser Arafat turned down Barak's proposal at Camp David in the summer of 2000, bloodshed was unleash...

47. Mideast peace talks to look forward to?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...e a "revolving door" approach of releasing terrorists after quick arrests -- rampant during the Arafat era -- are no longer heard. A Palestinian nonviolent protest movement has been born. ...

48. Even when they gave, they didn't get
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...t motivates it to do so. What was the background to the formula? The Palestinians, in whose name Yasser Arafat promised a peaceful resolution of the conflict, let terror strike Israelis and destroy ...

49. Tough Road Ahead in Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...rael-Palestinian peace. Israelis harbor suspicions -- fueled by the duplicity of former PLO leader Yasser Arafat and the proclamations of Hamas leaders -- that the Palestinians' true intent is to push...

50. Lessons for an Israeli-Palestinian Summit
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...n agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat once we got there?   My gallows humor turned out to be all too prescient. &n...

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