Arafat Under Fire

American VoicesWorldmiddle east ISSUE 38•13 Apr 10, 2002

Trapped by Israeli tanks in his West Bank compound, Yasser Arafat is under fire for not doing more to stop the recent Palestinian terrorist attacks. What do you think?

  • “Arafat would never be behind any acts of terrorism. This is a Nobel Peace Prize winner we're talking about here.”

    Mary Putnam –
    Graphic Designer

  • “I saw something about Arafat in the news last week, but I didn't catch exactly what it was any of the 63 times.”

    Nancy McCune –
    Teacher

  • “I don't know, some days I'm a Sharon guy and some days I'm an Arafat guy. Depends on my mood, really.”

    Craig Cuthbert –
    Landscaper

  • “It's a tough situation Arafat's in, trying to broker a peace accord while also keeping the suicide bombers happy.”

    Ellis Richardson –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The U.S. should shift its focus from eliminating Saddam Hussein to eliminating Arafat. He seems easier to get.”

    Todd Kenilworth –
    Truck Driver

  • “I honestly have no clue what's going on with that whole Arab-Israeli mess. And I'm Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”

    Joseph Biden –
    Senator