Palestinian Authority's Yasser Arafat Dies

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The funeral will be held tomorrow in Cairo, and Arafat-s remains will be buried on Saturday near his headquarters in Ramallah, but the legacy of Yasser Arafat is still hotly debated. Was he the revolutionary leader of an oppressed people or a terrorist who refused to make peace? Can ancient differences be resolved at last? Can America help avoid more violence and chaos? We go to Ramallah, Jerusalem, Cairo and Washington for different perspectives on what all sides call a -historic moment.-
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President Bush on death of Arafat

Israeli government on Arafat's death

Al Jazeera profile of Yasser Arafat

Weisman's article on possible new US Middle East policy

Wilkinson's article on instability in Gaza



Warren Olney