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Yasser Arafat 1929-2004

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat speaks before the United Nations in New York in November, 1974 (AFP)
President Clinton with Arafat and Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin at the White House after the two signed a peace accord in 1993. Within months Arafat returned to the Gaza Strip for the first time in 30 years. (AFP)
Arafat, with aides, inspects damage after Israeli airstrikes on the Lebanese capital. The PLO had set up base there after being driven out of Jordan by King Hussein, who feared its growing power. (AP)
Arafat miscalculated in aligning with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The move cost him crucial funding from Gulf states and isolated him in the international community. (AP)
Yasser Arafat greets U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher in the West Bank. (AFP)
President Clinton leads Middle Eastern leaders into the White House Rose Garden where a Mideast accord was signed. From left are, King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the president, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Wilfredo Lee / AP)
U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, walks with King Hussein of Jordan , far left, Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak through the Great Hall at the White House after ceremonies in the East Room where Israel and the PLO signed a West Bank autonomy accord. (Luke Frazza / AFP)
Yasser Arafat, left, meets with Leah Rabin, widow of Yitzhak Rabin, in her apartment in Tel Aviv. At center is Yossi Ginosar, a friend of the Rabin family and former Shin Bet official who handled logistics for Arafat’s meeting with Mrs. Rabin. Arafat, in his first visit to Israel since the peace process began, told Mrs. Rabin that the slain premier was “a hero of peace’’ and that he had lost a personal friend. (AP)
Arafat casts his vote in Gaza City during the first general election for a legislative council and a president to govern the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He won the election. (Laurent Rebours / AP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and U.S. President Bill Clinton pose during a meeting in the Oval Office in the White House. (Paul J. Richards / AFP)
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres during the press conference ending Peres’ visit to Nablus on the West Bank. (AFP)
U.S. President Bill Clinton shakes hands with Yasser Arafat during meetings at the White House. (Joyce Naltchayan / AFP)
Israeli President Ezer Weizman greets Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the begining of their meeting at Erez Crossing in the Gaza Strip. (Eyal Warshavsky / AP)
A masked Palestinian youth brandishes a pistol in front of posters of Yasser Arafat at an anti-Israel rally held in Nablus. (Nati Harnik / AP)
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shakes hands with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat before their meeting at the U.S. mission in Geneva, Switzerland. (Donald Stampfli / AP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat waves to a cheering crowd at the Rafah border crossing in the Gaza Strip after his talks with U.S. President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C. (Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
Flags and a painting depicting U.S. President Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat hang on a building in Gaza City just before Clinton’s three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. (Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and his wife Suha wait for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Gaza City. (Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting in the Kremlin. (Sergei Velichkin / AP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat salutes the honor guard at his office in Gaza City. Back from an Asian tour, Arafat, said “Jerusalem is the important and main issue of the peace negotiations.” (Adel Hana / AP)
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat meets with Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri in Amman ahead of an Arab summit. (Hussein Hussein / AFP)
With a large portrait of himself seen in the background, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is photographed during his visit to the Ministry of Education in the West Bank town of Ramallah. (Nasser Nasser / AFP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat waves to his supporters during a visit to the West Bank town of Jenin. (Mohammed Sadek / AP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat performs the noon prayer at his headquarters in Ramallah. (Hussein Hussein / AFP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat greets Rabbi Mosheh Hirsch, leader of the Natori Karat movement, after their meeting in Ramallah. (Hussein Hussein / AFP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seen writing outside his office at the Moqataa compound in Ramallah. (AFP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat makes a victory salute during a meeting at his headquarters in Ramallah. (Hussein Hussein AFP / Getty Images)
Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat speaks to French media representatives in the West Bank town of Ramallah. (Hussein Hussein AFP / Getty Images)
Yasser Arafat registers for Palestinian presidential elections in Ramallah. Palestinians are planning to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in Spring, 2005. (Getty Images)
Yasser Arafat poses for pictures with Native American chief George Akeen from Arena, Oklahoma during a meeting at Arafat’s headquarters in Ramallah. Akeen is part of a delegation from the International Interreligious Federation for World Peace. (Hussein Hussein / AP)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat blows a kiss to supporters from the window of his office in Ramallah. (Jamal Aruri / AFP)
Yasser Arafat greets E. Ahamed, India’s junior foreign minister, before their meeting in Ramallah. Ahamed’s three-day visit “reflects the present government’s continued commitment and support to the Palestinian cause, including to the relief and reconstruction efforts of the Palestinian National Authority”, according to a statement issued by India’s foreign ministry. (Hussein Hussein / AFP)
In this picture released from the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat looks out of his headquarters. Israel has confined Arafat to his West Bank headquarters for more than two years. (Hussein Hussein / AFP)
Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, left, pray with Palestinian Authority cabinet members after a Palestinian was killed in an Israeli offensive in the northern Gaza Strip . “The cabinet has declared a state of emergency throughout the Palestinian territories in order to come to the aid of the people of the Gaza Strip, victims of horrible crimes committed by the Israeli army,” a statement released by the Palestinian Authority said. (Osama Silwadi / EPA)
Yasser Arafat meets a delegation from the Seeds of Peace organization in Ramallah. (Hussein Hussein / AFP)