Tag Archive for Palestine Liberation Organization

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Hamas and the Tyranny of Labels

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu

Israel is using the latest rapprochement between the PLO and Hamas as the newest excuse to reject peace talks. The charge is that Hamas is “terrorist” although the same label has been applied to the PLO and indeed to some of Israel’s own leaders, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar notes.

Arafat Interviewed by VIPS’ Christisons

Arafat Interviewed by Christisons In the article that follows, Kathleen and Bill Christison, Steering Group members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, report on the conversation they had with Yasir Arafat and other Palestinian leaders on March 19. For the Christisons personally, the interview was something of a consolation prize, compensating for their disappointment over…