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August 13, 2001 | By TOM TEEPEN
THERE MAY BE a hint for Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority in the fact that Israel's campaign of assassination against suspected terrorist leaders has produced no great outcry of denunciation. Their little war is not playing well - and that pattern seems to be continuing in the wake of Thursday's pizzeria bombing. After nearly a year, this latest Palestinian combination of street violence, sniping and suicide bombings has won little sympathy outside the usual circle of committed partisans.
NEWS
November 15, 2004
THANKS FOR publishing the montage of pictures from Yasser Arafat's funeral. As their leader is laid to rest, the Palestinians ran wildly through the streets, shooting into the air. Palestinian children burned tires. Palestinian spokespeople talked of Israel poisoning Arafat and other conspiracies. Meanwhile, their streets are unpaved, and they don't have a hospital capable of treating their leader - he had to be treated in France. I have long believed that while Arafat was crazy, his people are crazier.
NEWS
July 12, 1994 | Daily News wire services
TUNIS, TUNISIA ARAFAT THE GUERRILLA, ARAFAT THE POLITICIAN Yasser Arafat, going home a political leader after 27 years in exile as a guerrilla commander, said yesterday he would not rest until an independent Palestinian state were established with its capital in Jerusalem. Arafat, president of the new Palestinian National Authority established under a peace accord with Israel, spoke to about 1,000 Tunisian dignitaries who bid him farewell. "We will continue this struggle until the Palestinian flag will fly over all the Palestinian land and an independent Palestinian state is set up with Jerusalem is its capital," Arafat said at Tunisia's presidential palace.
NEWS
September 23, 2003
IT IS ABOUT time for the Israeli government to apprehend and place on trial the chief terrorist of the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat. Arafat has not only ordered but carried out terror attacks. And not just on the people of Israel - he and his terrorists also murdered Americans through bombings and hijackings. Arafat funded these acts against innocent men, women, and, above all, children. Arafat should be brought to justice for crimes against humanity. It is time for the United States goverment to stop sending the taxpayers' hard-earned money to enrich Arafat, and above all, terrorist activities of Arafat's terror organizations and other groups in that region.
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May 21, 2003 | Daily News wire services
More older Americans passing on retirement The number of Americans 65 and older either working or looking for jobs has grown by 50 percent since 1980, the Census Bureau said yesterday. Experts said it's largely due to concerns that retirement savings are being eaten up by stock market losses and that Social Security and other benefits won't cover senior citizens' needs. In 1980, about 3 million people - 12.6 percent of the 24.2 million residents 65 and older - were in the labor force.
NEWS
February 12, 1992 | From MICHAEL LACING:
SHE PACKS A PUNCH After 62 years of bachelorhood, Yasser Arafat has gotten married. Asked why he waited so long, Arafat told friends he finally found a girl who could carry a rocket launcher while still keeping her femininity. WAY OFF BROADWAY Forget that Gennifer Flowers kissed and told for money; the more telling thing about her is that she tried to start a show business career in Arkansas. FAR OUT Although Halcion can cause confusion, amnesia, anxiety, paranoia and dizziness, President Bush quit taking the sleeping pill after telling aides he was starting to understand Jerry Brown.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
Issam Salem, the PLO's senior official in Lebanon, was shot and seriously wounded today in an ambush in this southern port city, police said. PLO officials in Paris with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat said they had heard that Salem was killed in the attack. In Sidon, 25 miles south of Beirut, police said Salem was driving along Fakhreddin Street when masked gunmen raked his car with gunfire at 1:05 p.m. "Salem is wounded in the head. His chances of survival are very slim," said a police spokesman.
NEWS
September 8, 1993 | BY JACK MCKINNEY
It's remarkable to see how the passage of only four years has shrunk Yasser Arafat's ambitions. As recently as 1989, while spelling out the broad territorial claims of his Palestine Liberation Organization, Arafat implied he was in the same league with Saladin, the peerless 12th Century Muslim commander leader who reclaimed "the Holy Land" from the Crusaders. Addressing an assembly of his Fatah guerrillas, Arafat declared: "The land of Palestine is the homeland of the Palestinians, and the homeland of the Arab nation from the ocean to the gulf.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PARIS - French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, his widow's lawyer said, after she and a TV investigation raised new questions about whether the Palestinian leader was poisoned. Many in the Arab world have long suspected that Arafat was poisoned, and a Swiss lab's recent finding of elevated levels of polonium-210 - a rare and highly lethal radioactive substance - on Arafat's clothing has fed those claims. However, the Institute of Radiation Physics said that its findings were inconclusive and that only exhuming Arafat's remains could bring possible clarity.
NEWS
February 11, 2002
IT'S UNFORTUNATE that the Daily News saw fit to reprint Yasser Arafat's column (OpEd, Feb. 6) that had appeared in the New York Times. There are several basic facts that one must keep in mind when reading or listening to Arafat. What he says and what he does are diametrically opposed. What he says to the American and European press in English and what he tells his own people in Arabic are diametrically opposed. As Golda Meir once said, speaking of Arafat, "Someone who will kill you will also lie to you. " Second, Arafat can't make peace with Israel even if he wanted to, which he doesn't.
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November 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and which disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler previously had said that she wanted the industry to pay for corrective statements in various types of advertisements. But Tuesday's ruling is the first time she's laid out what the statements will say. Each corrective ad is to be prefaced by a statement that a federal court has concluded that the defendant tobacco companies "deliberately deceived the American public about the health effects of smoking.
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August 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PARIS - French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, his widow's lawyer said, after she and a TV investigation raised new questions about whether the Palestinian leader was poisoned. Many in the Arab world have long suspected that Arafat was poisoned, and a Swiss lab's recent finding of elevated levels of polonium-210 - a rare and highly lethal radioactive substance - on Arafat's clothing has fed those claims. However, the Institute of Radiation Physics said that its findings were inconclusive and that only exhuming Arafat's remains could bring possible clarity.
NEWS
February 14, 2005 | By Charles Krauthammer
It is now conventional wisdom that the new opening to a Middle East peace is a result of Yasser Arafat's death. This is only half true, and it misses the larger point. Arafat's death was a necessary condition for hope, but not a sufficient one. It was necessary because Arafat had the power to suppress and literally kill any chances of peace. But his passing would have meant nothing if it had not occurred at a time when the Palestinians finally realized that Arafat's last great gamble, the second intifada, was a disaster.
NEWS
November 15, 2004
THANKS FOR publishing the montage of pictures from Yasser Arafat's funeral. As their leader is laid to rest, the Palestinians ran wildly through the streets, shooting into the air. Palestinian children burned tires. Palestinian spokespeople talked of Israel poisoning Arafat and other conspiracies. Meanwhile, their streets are unpaved, and they don't have a hospital capable of treating their leader - he had to be treated in France. I have long believed that while Arafat was crazy, his people are crazier.
NEWS
November 12, 2004
YOUR EDITORIAL in defense of Sen. Arlen Specter is ironic. You wonder why the GOP's big tent doesn't have room for pro-choice Republicans? When was the last time that the Democrats had a high-profile pro-lifer? The party has room for radical feminists, black nationalists, extreme gay-"rights" activists, yet they deny a prime-time speaking slot to Gov. Casey at the 1992 convention? Spare me your hypocrisy. How can the Republicans allow this man to assume the chairmanship after the overwhelming victory for traditional values on Nov. 2?
NEWS
November 12, 2004 | By JEFF JACOBY
YASSER ARAFAT died at 75, in bed, surrounded by familiar faces. He left this world peacefully, unlike the thousands he sent to early graves. In a better world, the PLO chief would have met his end on a gallows, hanged for mass murder much like the Nazi chiefs at Nuremberg. In that world, the French president would not have paid a visit to the bedside of such a monster. And George Bush would not have said, on hearing the first reports that Arafat had died, "God bless his soul. " How grotesque!
NEWS
November 12, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Egypt prepared yesterday for a strictly controlled military funeral for Yasser Arafat where dignitaries from around the world will pay their respects, but where the people - among whom Arafat was by far more popular - will mostly be shut out. The planned 25-minute ceremony at a military club in a Cairo suburb reflects concern for security at an event expected to draw dozens of statesmen and foreign ministers. But Egypt also apparently sought to avoid an outpouring of public emotion that might either get out of control or show that the late Palestinian leader enjoyed more support than other Arab leaders.
NEWS
November 9, 2004
IN 2000, Yasser Arafat - who had embodied the aspirations of the Palestinian people for two generations - rejected, on their behalf, a deal for a Palestinian state. At the time, Arafat told President Bill Clinton that he was afraid he would be killed by extremists if he had compromised. Well, he'll be dead soon anyway: He's on life support in a hospital in Paris, while a struggle over his power and money continues. But instead of dying as a peacemaker, like his onetime peace partner, Yitzhak Rabin, and instead of dying as the president of a sovereign Palestinian nation, which he could have been - Arafat will leave his people in chaos, bankrupt, their institutions in shambles, grappling with a suicidal culture of hopelessness and hate.
NEWS
November 8, 2004 | Daily News wire services
Israel said yesterday it had completed arrangements to bury Yasser Arafat in the Gaza Strip, not in Jerusalem as Palestinians wish, as doctors at a military hospital outside Paris fought to keep the 75-year-old Palestinian leader alive. Three longtime Arafat associates were to fly to the French capital today to be at his bedside. Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia and two Arafat deputies, Mahmoud Abbas and Nabil Shaath, have been trying to cobble together a unified Palestinian leadership since Arafat was airlifted to a French hospital nine days ago with a still-undisclosed ailment.
NEWS
November 5, 2004 | Daily News wire services
Yasser Arafat was reportedly fighting for his life yesterday at a French military hospital after losing consciousness, as anxious Palestinian officials transferred some of their 75-year-old leader's powers to Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia. Doctors at Percy Military Training Hospital outside Paris, where Arafat was airlifted last Friday, quashed a swirl of reports that he had died. But the French doctors would not say much else, and confusion ruled as Palestinians issued conflicting reports about Arafat's condition.
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