Israel barred Yasser Arafat from attending Christmas services in Bethlehem. Israel’s Security Cabinet said it made the decision Saturday night because the Palestinian leader is not doing enough to crack down on terrorism. The United States warned it would criticize Israel publicly if Arafat was denied access.
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