Yasser Arafat’s doctor has renewed allegations that Israel poisoned the late Palestinian leader. Israel gave Arafat the AIDS virus, Dr. Ashraf al-Kourd told Israels Channel 2 Television. He was responding to published reports in Israel and the US that there is no evidence to back these allegations up. Its “absolutely nonsense,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. They are just trying to damage Israels image. The reports in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and the New York Times said Arafat died of a stroke, but its not clear what disease led to the deterioration of his health. The mystery surrounding Arafat’s death remains unresolved, and that’s a sure-fire way to keep conspiracy theories alive.