Only a select few had access to Arafat, who at the time was under siege and trapped in his castle by the Israelis.
The Israeli MKs responded by calling their Arab counterparts savages and Arafat lovers.
Morris makes the staggering claim that he "knows" that "Arafat's pacifist asseverations were insincere."
Arafat could not bring himself to say this at Camp David, and his successors have similarly failed to do so.
During the Arafat era, George W. Bush regularly declared that Palestinian democracy was the only path to peace with Israel.
The pilgrims now pressed forward towards the mountain of Arafat, and covered its sides from top to bottom.
The best water in Mekka is brought by a conduit from the vicinity of Arafat, six or seven hours distant.
I walked to Mount Arafat, to enjoy from its summit a more distinct view of the whole.
From thence an elevated rocky ground in the plain extends towards Arafat.
At the close of the sixteenth century, according to Kotobeddyn, the whole plain of Arafat was cultivated.