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1. "In many ways, I regard Sharon and Arafat as birds of a feather."
Author: Amos Oz
2. "_ (Omar ibn el Khattab) lorsque j'ai entendu le Prophète, que la grâce de Dieu lui soit assurée, nous dire: "Aujourd'hui j'ai parachevé mon bienfait à votre égard", certe oui, j'ai pleuré. Ce même jour d'Arafat, le Prophète m'a demandé la raison de mes pleurs, j'ai répondu: " Ce qui me fait pleurer, c'est que, jusqu'à présent, nous étions dans un accroissement constant dans notre religion, mais si, à présent, elle est achevée, il faut dire qu'il n' y a pas de choses qui atteignent leur plénitude sans que, par la suite, elles ne s'amoindrissent!" Et le Prophète m'ayant écouté a répondu après un long moment: "Certes, Omar, tu as dis vrai!"
Author: Assia Djebar
3. "Arafat was a barrier to peace."
Author: Charles Schumer
4. "Israel was seen as having demonstrated unmistakably it wanted peace, and the reason it wasn't available, achievable was because Arafat wouldn't accept it."
Author: Dennis Ross
5. "Arafat's whole life has been governed by struggle and a cause. Everything he has done as leader of the Palestinians is to always leave his options open, never close a door."
Author: Dennis Ross
6. "Since that time, Muslims have quoted the "Quraysh Model" as justification for deceptive treaties. This model means: "Negotiate ‘peace' with your enemy until you become strong enough to annihilate him." This is the justification Chairman Yasser Arafat quoted in Arabic to the Muslim world when he signed the Oslo Agreement. Muslims believe that no infidels really understand what the Quraysh Model means—and for the vast majority of non-Muslims, that is a correct assumption."
Author: Hal Lindsey
7. "Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity."
Author: Joe Biden
8. "I do not support peace in the Middle East. And I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!"
Author: Muammar Al Gaddafi
9. "Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who had directed all his energies toward strengthening the Palestinians hatred toward Israel, Arafat could not afford to make peace."
Author: Natan Sharansky
10. "It is not surprising, then, that in the decade since Oslo began, Arafat used all the resources placed at his disposal to fan the flames of hatred against Israel."
Author: Natan Sharansky
11. "The central premise behind Oslo was that if Arafat were given enough legitimacy, territory, weapons and money, he would use his power to fight terror and make peace with Israel."
Author: Natan Sharansky
12. "Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is."
Author: Oriana Fallaci
13. "Ask Bill Clinton about Yasir Arafat. Clinton and Barak did everything they could in 2000 at Camp David. Arafat walked away from it."
Author: Peter King
14. "In my view, Arafat is the only Palestinian in the world that isn't willing to have an independent Palestinian state."
Author: Silvan Shalom
15. "I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace."
Author: Yitzhak Rabin

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