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Arafat The Dreamer?

Today’s Washington Post Arafat history comes with the headline: “A Dreamer Who Forced His Cause Onto World Stage.” Too bad the headline couldn’t have made room for paragraph four: “By dint of ruthless violence often directed at civilians, artful manipulation and the sheer theatrical force of his personality, he managed almost single-handedly to elevate the grievances of a few million disenfranchised Palestinians to a prominent place on the world’s political agenda.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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