Reuters have released a slideshow The Legacy Of Arafat, after news of the content of Arafat’s underwear spilled into the mainstream media. And in what looks like a blatant attempt to portray Yasser Arafat as a regular boy scout, we see Arafat pictured in photos like the following:
Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, meets with Mother Teresa on March 28, 1990 concluding Arafat’s visit to India. REUTERS/Nikhil Bhattacharya
Nelson Mandela (L) is embraced by PLO leader Yasser Arafat as he arrives at Lusaka airport February 27, 1990
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Yasser Arafat stops for a moment in front of a statue of Sweden’s murdered Prime Minister Olof Palme during a visit to the Swedish Parliament December 12th
PLO chairman Yasser Arafat claps his hands as if in prayer, March 26, as he meets with the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem , Diodoros I, in a Jericho church. Arafat returned to Jericho last Friday to meet U.S. Vice President Al-Gore and has extended his stay in the self-rule enclave for a few days
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat talks to U.S. President Bill Clinton on the phone about the new peace deal while U. S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stands by at Arafat’s office in Gaza September 3. The Palestinians and Israelis said the deal signalled a new era of trust that would enable negotiators to tackle the tough issues of borders, water, the fate of Jerusalem, Jewish settlements and Palestinian refugees in talks on a final peace treaty.
Pope John Paul II looks at a gift received by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat representing a nativity scene and the ” Last Supper” during their meeting at the Vatican February 15. The Vatican and the PLO signed a basic agreement on their relations, sayng both view any unilateral decision affecting Jerusalem’s special character as morally and legally unacceptable.
Noticably missing are photos which more accurately show the type of person he was, and who his friends were.
Arafat and Saddam Hussein
Arafat and former Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
Arafat and Ayatollah Khomeini
And since the photos are supposed to represent Arafat’s legacy, we are also missing some like these:
Thanks to Lenny for finding the slideshow.
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