In Sold Out One-Woman Show, Arafat Protégée Offers Personal Take on Conflict

Worth reading article about the sold out show in Beirut which is both light hearted and ironic.( F. Sheikh)

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a measured voice, the middle-aged woman in the blue dress recalled how a colleague had come to her hotel room during a work trip years before and tried to rape her, retreating only after she had screamed to alert the neighbors.

In tears, she hid in the bathroom to ponder her dilemma: Should she tell her boss? Would that make matters better or worse?

Complicating her decision was the fact that her boss had been a father figure to her since she was a child. He was also, as it turned out, the iconic and controversial father of the Palestinian nationalist movement, Yasir Arafat.

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