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Sundown: Arafat Directed Second Intifada Attacks

Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more

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Yasser Arafat in 2004.(Hussein Hussein/PPO via Getty Images)

• New documents from interrogations of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti reveal that Yasser Arafat was ordering and funding acts of terrorism during the Second Intifada while maintaining plausible deniability. [Haaretz]

• The West wants a new Security Council resolution that would punish Syria for failing to meet ceasefire obligations. Russia wants the same resolution, except without the threat of punishment, instead relying on the goodness of Bashar Assad’s heart. [FP Turtle Bay]

• Montana’s Democratic governor cited Mitt Romney’s polygamist grandfather as a potential electoral problem. (Seemed to be fine for Barack Obama.) [The Daily Beast]

• This is how New York works, smoked fish-wise. [Capital]

• You know who else was in favor of something vaguely like smoking regulations … ? [Politico]

• You, too, can own this Urban Outfitters yellow-star shirt. [JTA]

Have a good weekend!

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herbcaen says:

How dare you criticize Arafat? He was a man of peace who won a Nobel Peace Prize (just like Desmond Tutu)

yevka says:

Tablet would not touch the story of the Palestinian hunger strikers who very recently peacefully protested the occupation but anything of low relevance on Yasser Arafat is headline news!  The hunger strikers were all over news stories in Israel but Tablet was too timid to take notice.

Interesting interview with Khader Adnan and certainly more relevant to current affairs.

Tablet is so much more of a tabloid than a place of ideas and information. I do wish this would change soon.


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Sundown: Arafat Directed Second Intifada Attacks

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