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Washington, DC - PA Disappointed That President Bush Won't Visit Arafat's Tomb

Published on: January 1, 2008 05:07 PM
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Washington, DC - President George W. Bush, who is expected to visit the Palestinians, does not intend to lay a wreath at Yasser Arafat's tomb.

President Bush would not stop by Arafat's newly-built tomb during his visit, a source said. "I'm not aware of any plan to lay a wreath at Arafat's tomb," the source said. "This issue was not raised during preparations for President Bush's tour and I doubt if he would do so."

In response, a senior PA official said, "Of course we are very disappointed, although we weren't surprised." The official also said the PA leadership had decided not to make a big issue out of the visit to Arafat's tomb to avoid creating a crisis with the US. [J-Post]


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 Jan 02, 2008 at 09:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Bush never met with Arafat when he was alive....why should he visit with the terrorist now?

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 Jan 02, 2008 at 08:40 AM Shimshon Says:

What is more annoying is that Bush is not visiting the Knesset!

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 Jan 02, 2008 at 07:58 AM Laura Bush Says:

Anonymous said...
dont they reme,ber how bush reacted when a reporter informed him of arafat's death?

Bush said: "god bless his soul!"

January 1, 2008 7:11 PM
Nice guy, W, but he does not appear to be careful enough about engaging his brain before operating his mouth. Remember, this is the man who invaded iraQ instead of iraN, because they had 'nuculear' weapons.

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 Jan 02, 2008 at 01:20 AM Anonymous Says:

Bush said if he is reallr urged to go then he will go and spit at the grave!

Have us all in mind.....


Go-d bless Bush.

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 Jan 01, 2008 at 07:11 PM Anonymous Says:

dont they reme,ber how bush reacted when a reporter informed him of arafat's death?

Bush said: "god bless his soul!"

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 Jan 01, 2008 at 06:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Why should Bush visit Arafat's tomb? Are they going to exume the towel that he wore over his head? I think the Jerusalem Hyatt provides enough towels.

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 Jan 01, 2008 at 05:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Arabfat does not deserve a visitor, let alone an american prez.

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 Jan 01, 2008 at 05:22 PM Anonymous Says:

so? he snubbed knesset invitation to speak and a couple of other things. he is just trying to look even haned. he is coming to sell everyone on his pali state.

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