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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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Arafat poison rumor lingers

An aide to the late Yasser Arafat claims the Palestinian leader died from a slow-acting poison.

Ahmed Abdel-Rahman said in an interview published Wednesday by the London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi that a poison was injected into Arafat’s ear in September 2003, leading to his death more than a year later. No evidence was offered for the charge, nor did Abdel-Rahman speculate in detail over who might have carried out the alleged assassination. But the method he described appeared to be aimed at recalling the botched Israeli attempt to poison senior Hamas official Khaled Meshaal in Jordan in 1997.

The cause of Arafat’s death, in a French hospital in November 2004, remains a mystery, with his medical records providing little conclusive data.

Nevzlin: Putin won’t free tycoon

It would take a regime change in Russia to free Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of his business colleagues said.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday in New York, Leonid Nevzlin, a partner of Khodorkovsky in the Yukos oil firm, said Russian President Vladimir Putin “will never let out” Khodorkovsky, who was sentenced earlier this year to nine years in prison for tax evasion, fraud and embezzlement. Supporters of Khodorkovsky, who has Jewish roots, claim the case against him is politically motivated.

Nevzlin, a former Russian Jewish Congress head who now lives in Israel, chairs the board of governors of the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv, and was in New York for a gala dinner of the museum’s American Friends organization.

Russia has asked Israel to extradite Nevzlin to face charges that include contract murder, charges he called “bogus.”

Israel, E.U. to talk trade

Israel and the European Union opened negotiations on the free trade of fish and produce.

Covering both fresh and processed products, the agreement will be discussed as a part of the Euro-Mediterranean partnerships, of which Israel, nine other countries and the Palestinian areas are members. The idea of a free-trade agreement between Israel and the European Union was launched in 1995 and is seen as an important step toward increasing European investment in Israel.

The agreement is expected to take effect Jan. 1, 2007.

Arafat’s face removed from terror exhibit

Singapore removed a picture of Yasser Arafat from an exhibit on terrorism.

Officials with the country’s national library said the image of the late Palestinian leader was removed from a montage of 24 faces designed to attract visitors to the exhibit following complaints from the public, The Associated Press reported. Singapore is home to a significant Muslim population.

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