Friday, June 22, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. Government and European Community Finance PLO Broadcasts

I am a daughter of Palestine.... Koran in my right hand, in my left -- a knife. A slightly older girl with her ponytail wrapped in a checkered kaffiyeh gives an emotional recitation of a poem...

Arafat & Palestinian Unity

The following are selections from "Demarcating 'security cooperation'" by Graham Usher which appeared in AL-AHRAM WEEKLY, 28th August - 3rd September, 1997 Last week representatives from the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO),...

Corruption Under Arafat: the Legislators Speak

Within the Palestinian Authority (PA) there is an office entitled General Control (GCO). In May it issued a report that included a startling claim: because of corruption $326 million, roughly one fourth of the...

PLO’s Qaddumi on Relations With Jihad, Hamas

Do you think that your recent statements have succeeded in dispelling the clouds of tension that loomed over the skies of relations between President Yasir 'Arafat and the Lebanese Government? Undoubtedly, many of...

Excerpts from an interview with Nayif Hawatimah, Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the...

Have you taken notice of the reports prepared by the Central Control Commission regarding the spread of huge corruption within the lobbies of the Palestinian Authority? If your answer is in the affirmative,...

Jordan: Al-Majd on ‘Arafat-Abu-Marzuq Meeting, US Initiative

Yasir 'Arafat has asserted that US envoy Dennis Ross, who arrived in the Middle East yesterday, is carrying an important draft US initiative to end the deadlocked Palestinian- Israeli negotiations. US Secretary of State...

Palestinian Official Acknowledges Torture

Palestinian security forces abused some prisoners' human rights, a colonel in those forces acknowledged last week. Col. Jabril Rajoub, head of the Preventive Security forces of the West Bank city of Jericho, acknowledged those abuses...

The Bridge : An ecological and bio-ethics disaster

When a group of Australian athletes attempted to cross the hastily constructed bridge erected over the Yarkon river, tragedy struck. The bridge collapsed, sending tens of young people plunging into the contaminated waters of...

Can the Orient House be Closed Down?

Last week it was reported that the Netanyahu government believes it cannot legally close down Orient House because it is a "private home". A review of the applicable law indicates that the ownership of...

The Bombing at Mahane Yehudah and the Aftermath

My friend David, an American Jew in his mid-twenties, was shopping for fruit at the Mahane Yehuda marketplace in Jerusalem at approximately 1 p.m., July 30. Standing next to a watermelon stand, he realized...