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My First Interview with Yasser Arafat

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

I often wonder if things would have turned differently if Fatah indeed had turned into a proper political party with a clear nation-building agenda, an economic plan, elections and rotation of power.

Experts Cast Doubt Over Arafat Poison Claims

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Paul Taylor PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - French forensic tests have concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die...

Israel Denies Poisoning Arafat

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(Adds intelligence minister) JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it did not poison Yasser Arafat, making the denial a...

A New PLO Will Emerge After Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the agreed timetable for Palestinian reconciliation is adhered to, we are promised to witness the reemergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the embodiment of the aspirations of Palestinians.

Jordan-Palestinian Confederation Talks No Longer Taboo

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is unlikely that East Bankers, already concerned that their role and importance is being eroded, will easily accept the suggestion that the Kingdom agree to an agreement with the PLO regarding the country's long-term status.

Arafat's Widow Says Exhumation 'As If His Soul Was Resurrected' For UN Vote

AP | STEPHEN CALLEJA | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

VALLETTA, Malta — Yasser Arafat's widow sees a spiritual significance in the timing of her late husband's exhumation, which came just two days b...

Arafat's Remains Said To Be Exhumed Tuesday

AP | DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 11.24.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his deat...

France Opens Murder Probe Into Arafat's Death

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

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 inves...

Will Swiss Conduct Arafat Autopsy?

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Swiss experts have been invited to the West Bank to test Yasser Arafat's remains for possible poisoning, the chief investi...

Was Arafat Poisoned?

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned. That is the astonishing conclusion of a new Al Jazeera report. Arafat died on Nove...

My Quarter Century With Mike Wallace

Barry Lando | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media
Barry Lando

I worked on 60 Minutes for more than 26 years, most of the time as a producer with Mike Wallace. He brought so much to the team: an uncanny ability to seize the essence of a story, to sense an opening in a tense interview, then thrust with a rapier-like question for the journalistic kill.

Gingrich Contradicts Israeli Government Position

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.13.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Newt Gingrich's comments to a Jewish media outlet that Palestinians are an invented people was pretty bad, what was worse is what happened (or didn't happen) afterwards.

Some Prayers Last Longer Than Others

Haroon Moghul | Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

Time and again, Abraham is asked to sacrifice like no normal person is, or could be. He is asked to abandon, or take the life of his child, and God in each case intervenes. God saves. God guides.

Jerusalem: The Stumbling Block of the Last Decade

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If we have learned anything in this past bloody decade in Palestine and Israel, it is that violence only begets violence. Non-violent solutions require empathy and sympathy as well as justice and fairness.

Palestinian Nationalism Revisited

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The 21st century has seen a major deterioration in Arab nationalism. Major pan-Arab movements have either been disgraced or have proven ineffective.

Obama and the Perils of Gaza

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Obama promised in his too-brief comments on Gaza that "after January 20th, I'll have plenty to say." Here's hoping he does, and that by the time he opens his mouth, it won't be too late.

Dennis Ross is Not the Change We Can Believe In

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In a speech Dennis Ross gave to the Seeds for Peace organization, he refused to use the universally accepted word "occupation".