Arafat's Death

American VoicesWorldisrael ISSUE 40•46 Nov 17, 2004

The death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat could represent a turning point in the Mideast peace process. What do you think?

  • “Now that Arafat's dead, the only thing standing in the way of peace in the Mideast is Sharon.”

    Amir Zubar –
    Painter

  • “Dead of natural causes at 75? If only more Palestinians were able to follow his example.”

    Robert Cook –
    Chef

  • “Mahmoud Abbas was chosen as his successor? Not Marwan Barghouti? Aw, man, if you were a Palestine policy wonk like me, you'd be so pissed.”

    Bruce Daniels –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The saddest part is that this Nobel Peace Prize winner died without seeing his lifelong dream of eternal war with Israel come to fruition.”

    Ellen Carter –
    Travel Writer

  • “After I learned about the great Arafat's death, I fired my rifle into the air several times. But it didn't make me feel any better. I don't know. I guess I'm changing.”

    Ibrahim Salah –
    Electrician

  • “If Palestine needs a hard-line religious nutjob to fill Arafat's position, our old attorney general is looking for work.”

    Karen Anderson –
    Hostess