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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 13, 2014

      Remembering Arafat

      Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the ‘al-Aqsa...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      November 11, 2013

      Sling shot in Hebron

      Hazem Bader/AFP A Palestinian youth uses a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security close to an army checkpoint in...

    1. November 7, 2013

      Swiss team say findings ‘moderately support’ Arafat murder claims

      Swiss scientists who examined the remains of Yassir Arafat have said new evidence “moderately supports” the position that...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2013

      Yassin and Arafat in Gaza City

      Suhaib Salem/Reuters A Palestinian student walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (r) and late...

    3. November 6, 2013

      Arafat’s widow claims PLO leader was poisoned

      PARIS - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on...

    4. January 4, 2013

      Fatah Gaza rally signals thaw with Hamas

      Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group staged a mass rally in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the largest such...

    5. December 9, 2012

      Hamas leader takes tough stance on Gaza

      When Yasser Arafat arrived in the Gaza Strip in 1994 after almost three decades of political exile, the Palestinian leader...

    6. November 27, 2012

      Arafat’s body exhumed amid murder inquiry

      A team of international forensic experts on Tuesday opened the grave of Yasser Arafat and exhumed the body of the former...

    7. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2012

      Week ahead: November 26-30

      This week the body of Yasser Arafat is due to be exhumed, the 18th Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol takes...

    8. November 21, 2012

      Israel should learn from Northern Ireland

      Israeli missiles continued to fall on Gaza; meanwhile, a bus was blown up in Tel Aviv. But by the end of Wednesday, a...

    9. August 28, 2012

      France to probe Arafat murder claims

      A French court has opened an inquiry into allegations that Yassir Arafat, the former Palestinian leader who died in a Paris...

    10. July 4, 2012

      Support signalled for Arafat exhumation

      The Palestinian leadership signalled on Wednesday that it was ready to exhume the body of Yassir Arafat, in an attempt to...

    11. September 23, 2011

      Out of Arafat’s shadow

      Right in the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian workers are putting the finishing touches to a new...

    12. September 21, 2011

      A diplomatic bid to call Israel’s bluff

      The diplomatic crisis at the UN triggered by the Palestinians’ attempt to win recognition as a state may or may not advance...

    13. September 18, 2011

      UN speech set to mark turning point for Abbas

      Mahmoud Abbas will stand before the UN on Friday to deliver one of the most important speeches of his political life. After...

    14. June 21, 2011

      Arafat could not hold back the second intifada

      From Mr Ron Forthofer. Sir, Ron Prosor’s letter (June 14) demonstrated a major problem – Israel uses obfuscation and...

    15. June 14, 2011

      Palestinians must recognise Israel if they want a state

      From Mr Ron Prosor. Sir, Philip Stephens describes a “democratic wave lapping against Israel’s borders” (“When Tahrir Square...

    16. February 15, 2011

      Opportunities for action on eurozone slip away

      At the time of his death, Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat had become known in diplomatic circles as the man who never...

    17. February 4, 2011

      Palestinian right of return is main sticking point

      From Mr Randhir Singh Bains. Sir, Philip Stephens’ claim that “settlements bury a Palestinian state” (January 28) is...

    18. January 25, 2011

      Leak underlines Palestinian incompetence

      A flood of leaked documents from al-Jazeera, detailing how much Palestinian leaders have been willing to give up in their...

    19. January 24, 2011

      Leaks will cripple Palestinian authority

      The nearly 1,700-document leak bombshell that cable television station al-Jazeera dropped on Sunday on an unsuspecting...

    20. FT Alphaville

      January 24, 2011

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Why volatility could spike. - How I screwed Yasser Arafat out of $2m. - “QE2 did seem to have an...

    21. August 25, 2010

      A poisoned process holds little hope

      As the caravans of Middle East peace negotiators rumble into Washington next week for the umpteenth time, the pervasive...

    22. August 2, 2010

      Patten ignores important steps taken by Israel

      From Mr David Harris. Sir, Chris Patten’s article “To avert disaster, stop isolating Hamas now” (July 29) is an illustration...

    23. The World

      April 14, 2010

      Smatterings of hope on the West Bank

      Talking to Nasser Kidweh in Ramallah yesterday was like chatting to somebody who had been asked to act out the phrase...

    24. March 30, 2010

      Arafat lacked the courage to seize chance for peace

      From Mr Thomas Niles. Sir, While he is correct in his assessment of current Israeli policy and its dangers for Israel, Max...

    25. February 26, 2010

      Israel hurts its cause when it is seen as a rogue state

      There was a shocking murder, in 2008, of the Lebanese starlet, Suzanne Tamim. It was quickly solved. The culprit was caught...

    26. February 25, 2010

      Israel’s perceived lawlessness hurts its cause

      There was a shocking murder, in 2008, of the Lebanese starlet, Suzanne Tamim. It was quickly solved. The culprit was caught...

    27. November 12, 2009

      Abbas renews call for building halt

      Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the western-backed Palestinian Authority, yesterday cast further doubt on the possible...

    28. November 11, 2009

      Abbas offers bleak view of peace

      Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the western-backed Palestinian Authority, on Wednesday cast further doubt on the possible...

    29. The World

      November 10, 2009

      Abbas hits out from the shadows

      By Roula Khalaf, the FT’s Middle East editor It is easy to dismiss Mahmoud Abbas’s decision not to contest the next...

    30. October 12, 2009

      Nobel to boost Obama agenda

      Leaders of the Norwegian Nobel committee have defended their choice of Barack Obama for the 2009 Peace Prize amid criticism...

    31. The World

      October 8, 2009

      What is the point of the Nobel peace prize?

      Is the Nobel Peace Prize, the most pointless of the lot? It is certainly the most controversial. The very idea of a peace...

    32. August 9, 2009

      The agony of Fatah

      The historic movement of Palestinian national aspiration for freedom and statehood, the Fatah party of the late Yassir...

    33. August 6, 2009

      Palestinians richer under the Israelis

      From Mr Hyim Bessin. Sir, Your editorial “The cost of Arab peace concessions” (August 4) uses accurate Arab per capita...

    34. August 5, 2009

      Abbas reaches out to Hamas

      Mahmoud Abbas, president of the western-backed Palestinian Authority, opened his Fatah movement's congress yesterday - its...

    35. August 5, 2009

      Abbas reaches out to Hamas

      Mahmoud Abbas, president of the western-backed Palestinian Authority, opened his Fatah movement's congress yesterday - its...

    36. August 3, 2009

      Contractor focuses on frontier markets

      A photograph from June 1999 shows Yassir Arafat smiling as he holds hands with David Haug, Middle East chairman of Enron...

    37. May 23, 2009

      Competition answers

      In last week’s magazine we asked readers to identify 100 leaders, past and present, pictured on the cover. No one got a...

    38. April 18, 2009

      Hamas gains ground in university poll with wider echoes

      The main contenders in this week's student elections at Birzeit University, a barometer for decades of Palestinian public...

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