Arafat Barred from Xmas Travel For the second year in a row, Israel's Cabinet decides to prohibit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from making his traditional visit to Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations. Arafat has been confined to his headquarters in Ramallah for more than a year. Hear NPR's Linda Gradstein.

Israel Bars Arafat from Christmas Services in Bethlehem

For the second year in a row, Israel's Cabinet decides to prohibit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from making his traditional visit to Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations. Arafat has been confined to his headquarters in Ramallah for more than a year. Hear NPR's Linda Gradstein.

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