Jake I was referring to the many Israeli talkback comments that claim Arafat died of AIDS. For my reasoning, this is a ridiculous and unfounded claim, and it only reflects their image of the Arab as violent, sexually-driven, dirty; not very different from the sexual conotations against blacks in America and Jews in Europe not so long ago. Read David Shipperman's " arab and jew" for a good treatment on this. Your comment that no one will ever know the truth is fair but unfortunate. It doesnt have to be that way. And I am not slandering - it was official Israeli policy for a couple of years that Arafat should be liquidated. The government sanctioned this publicly.
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from the article: Arafat aide calls on Chirac to reveal truth about Arafat's death