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Wednesday, November 10, 2004


On Arafat’s passing
November 10th, 2004
From www.americanthinker.com


The media has been full of reports of Arafat’s illness and numerous articles on his role as leader of the Palestinians. What else is there to add? Some important matters are being noted, but others are left unsaid.

Note the contrast when the media refers to Yasser Arafat and to Ariel Sharon. Arafat is almost always identified as the “Palestinian President” or “leader of the Palestinian Authority”, a neutral and respectful mention of his title. He is never referred to as the prime terrorist that he is. However, in Sharon’s case the pejorative adjectives of “hard line” and “right wing” are frequently applied. Evidently the simple title of “Israeli Prime Minister” requires additional qualifications. Is this a tip off to entrenched media bias?

At this time we should at least recall that Arafat is the father of modern terrorism who pioneered the hijacking of airliners in the 1960’s. Even before the 1967 Six-Day War, and at least three years before there were any so-called “occupied territories,” Arafat had already established the PLO with its covenant declaring that the existence of Israel was null and void. At the time Gaza was ‘occupied’ by Egypt, and the West Bank was ‘occupied’ by Jordan, and no one complained or demanded a Palestinian state. So Arafat’s original terror campaign against Israel could not have been over the “occupied territories” or their claimed need for a Palestinian state.


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