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American presidents have never had an easy time in the Middle East. For 60 years, they have been trying to make peace, or just prevent recurrent wars, and the record of success is thin while the death toll from the violence is disturbingly high. The...
Special to NewsdayAt the outset of Isidore Rosmarin's "Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict," we learn that "the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a very complicated one." (And we say to ourselves: No kidding.) Toward the end of the film, a subtitle tells us (and we...
Times Staff WriterEver since the twin towers came crashing down and the cloud of jihad fogged the land, the crop dusters swooping low over the San Joaquin Valley had taken on a new menace. Even here, tucked away in the farm fields of middle California, fear had settled...
Sun Foreign StaffKFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip - Soon after Yamima Cohen Ayoubi moved to this Jewish settlement in the midst of Palestinian cities and sand dunes, Ariel Sharon paid a visit. It was 1989 and Sharon - the former general, master builder of Israel's settlements...
Special to The TimesRAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who has been ailing for more than a week, collapsed and fell briefly into unconsciousness Wednesday night at his compound, Palestinian officials said. Doctors and senior aides were urgently...
Tags: Hamas, Hosni Mubarak, Islam, Government, Politics
Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM -- Whenever someone close to Yasser Arafat has dared to try to persuade him to do something he didn't want to do, the famously temperamental Palestinian leader has had a favorite reply. "Mish wa'atu," he would say in Arabic. "It is not the...
Tags: Armed Forces, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Government, Politics
Times Staff WriterRAMALLAH, West Bank — Mohammed Daoud was red-eyed Thursday after spending a sleepless night following television news about the latest health problems afflicting Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian Authority. The 41-year-old laborer said he...
Tags: Palestine, Regional Authority, Israel, Politics, Health
Times Staff WriterYasser Arafat, guerrilla chieftain turned statesman who juggled armed resistance and political diplomacy, yet failed to achieve his lifelong dream of creating a Palestinian state, died today. He was 75. Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a top Arafat aide, confirmed...
Tags: Hamas, Ehud Barak, Saddam Hussein, Gaza City, Yitzhak Rabin
Sun StaffPope John Paul II prayed in a synagogue and also met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. He returned the relics of Orthodox saints and apologized for past church-inspired wrongs such as the Crusades, which caused widespread bloodshed in the Middle...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor Saed Hindawi, learning how to fire assault rifles and make bombs at a military camp in Afghanistan seemed the natural thing to do. All the Palestinians in school with him in Pakistan were doing it. It was important that, as a Palestinian, he be...
Perspective EditorTHE ENORMITY of the tragedy that befell America and the world on Tuesday may never be fully comprehended. This act had the power to horrify even the coldest-hearted terrorist with a cause. Iraq has muttered some absurdity about America paying the...
Tags: Bombings, Movies, Osama bin Laden, National Security, Defense
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