Yasser Arafat

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Court rejects attempt to reopen investigation into Yasser Arafat’s death
European court of human rights rules family’s appeal over French hearing is ‘manifestly ill-founded’

Harriet Sherwood

01, Jul, 2021 @11:34 AM

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The Human Factor review – bearhugs and murder: Bill Clinton’s Middle East peace deal in gripping detail
This rigorous and nailbiting documentary examines the US president’s failure to facilitate an agreement between Palestinians and Israelis in the 1990s

Cath Clarke

19, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Yitzhak Rabin: ‘He never knew it was one of his people who shot him in the back’
Twenty-five years after the death of the Israeli prime minister, those who were there recall the night two bullets altered the destiny of two nations

Jonathan Freedland

31, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Palestinians eye Israel’s election: ‘People could make peace … the problem is politicians’
Palestinians hoped for change, but a lurch to the right in Israel’s elections has only brought despair

Donald Macintyre

14, Apr, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations – review
With remarkable access to officials and reports, Ronen Bergman’s revealing book lays bare Mossad’s kill operations

Ian Black

22, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Bernard Lewis obituary
Controversial historian of the Middle East and expert on Islam who was an influential adviser to the Bush administration

Lawrence Joffe

06, Jun, 2018 @2:37 PM

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Israel had plan to shoot down passenger plane to kill Arafat, book claims
Ariel Sharon allegedly told air force to attack planes if thought to be carrying Palestinian leader

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

25, Jan, 2018 @4:25 PM

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Oslo: the smash hit about the peace accords that's been scrutinised by 1,000 UN delegates
How do you turn a grinding peace deal into a sellout show that’s up for seven Tony awards? Easy, says JT Rogers. Just violate your heroes – and stir in some Noël Coward

Mark Lawson

08, Jun, 2017 @12:36 PM

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Yasser Arafat museum to open in his old West Bank headquarters
Visitors to complex in Ramallah will be able to view former Palestinian leader’s modest living quarters and belongings

Peter Beaumont in Ramallah

08, Nov, 2016 @2:23 PM

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Israel lost not just Yitzhak Rabin, but his politics of reason | Avi Shlaim
Twenty years after his assassination, the Israeli leader’s eventual insight that there is no military solution to the Palestinian conflict is still missed

Avi Shlaim

02, Nov, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's murder stirs what-ifs amid violence
Myth and reality abound 20 years on from assassination of Israeli prime minister who came close to forging durable reconciliation with Palestinians

Ian Black in Jerusalem

26, Oct, 2015 @5:50 PM

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Yasser Arafat: why he still matters | Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi
The long read: He neither looked nor sounded like a natural leader. Yet Yasser Arafat dominated Palestinian politics for a generation before his death 10 years ago. How did he do it, and how much of a shadow does he still cast?

Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi

13, Nov, 2014 @6:00 AM

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