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July 31, 2007

Not that there’s anything wrong with that?

Out Magazine asks “Was Yasser Arafat gay?”

Hat-tip Dorian Davis.

Posted by Karol at 01:20 PM |
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Avery subscribes to OUT magazine.

Posted by: E3 at July 31, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Well, the rumors still persist that he died of AIDS, so…

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at July 31, 2007 at 3:52 pm

Ugh, look at the closing sentence:
At the very least, the Palestinians ought to have the honesty to accept that the father of their nationalist movement might have been gay. Once they do

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at July 31, 2007 at 4:28 pm

The author has contacted me and said that his remark was sarcasm. He has previously written relatively pro-Israel stuff, so I believe him.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at August 1, 2007 at 8:40 am

Maybe all the prior pro-Israeli articles were sarcasm and that one phrase was the only non-sarcastic thing he wrote. And the authors e-mail to you saying the opposite was also sarcasm.

Posted by: E5 at August 1, 2007 at 10:03 am

I don’t think anyone doubts that Arafat was gay.
The question is whether the allegations made by Ion Mehai Pacepa are true.

Posted by: Gerard at August 1, 2007 at 10:46 am
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