Enough conspiracy theories about Yasser Arafat’s assassination

My MEMO column on the ridiculous conspiracy theories in the British media which deny the plain evidence that Yasser Arafat was assassinated:
Pro-war Times columnist David Aaronovitch even told the veteran Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan on a BBC News panel discussion this weekend that he was talking “nonsense” to accuse Israel of doing it. And the third panellist dismissed it all as Arab “conspiracy theories.”
But when such “evidential certainty” – laid out over a 108-page expert report – is dismissed out of hand as Arab conspiracy theory it’s time to question who are the real “conspiracy theorists”.

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