Straight Up with Sherri

Thursday, November 11, 2004


This is what the MSM will not tell you about Yasser Arafat.

The Legacy of a Terrorist:
  • He was born in Egypt, as Yasser Abdul-Ra'ouf Qudwa Al-Husseini. In attempts to legitimize himself as a true Palestinian, Yasser claimed he was born in Jerusalem.
  • In fact, Ian Pacepa, a former Romanian intelligence official, has revealed that the KGB had trained him at its Balashikha special-ops school east of Moscow and in the mid-1960s decided to groom him as the future PLO leader. The KGB first destroyed Arafat's official birth records in Cairo Egypt, and then replaced them with fictitious documents (sounds like Mary Mapes and Dan Rather antics) stating that he had been born in Jerusalem and viola! Yasser was now a Palestinian by birth.
  • The KGB then went to work on Arafat's four-page tract called "Falastinuna" (Our Palestine), and transformed it into a 48-page monthly magazine for the Palestinian terrorist organization al-Fatah. Arafat had headed al-Fatah since 1957. The KGB distributed the magazine around the Arab world and in West Germany, where many Palestinian students were seeking an education.
  • Arafat was an undercover operative for the KGB and received much support from other KGB puppets such as Egyptian ruler Gamal Abdel Nasser (who proposed Yasser to be the Chairman of the PLO in 1967).
  • In 1969, it was the KGB who prompted Arafat to declare war on American "imperial-Zionism" during the first summit of the Black Terrorist International, a neo-Fascist pro-Palestine organization financed by the KGB and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Yasser claimed to be the one to come up with the "imperial-Zionism" strategy to attack the US, but this was actually a favorite tool of Russian intelligence to feed ethnic hatred. The KGB regarded anti-Semitism and anti-imperialism as a valuable instrument in furthering anti-Americanism.
  • Arafat also tried to claim that through his mother, he was related to the "Grand Mufti," Haj Amin al-Husseini. Haj Amin was anti-British and anti-Jewish. He engineered riots against the Jewish people and actually met with Hitler in November of 1941. Palestinian historian Said Aburish, has disputed any relation between al-Husseini and Arafat.
  • In 1957, Yasser helped in the founding of Fatah, an organization dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in place of Israel and Jordan (i.e., historic Palestine).
  • Fatah began carrying out terrorist attacks on Israeli targets. They received much of their support from Syria.
  • On March 18, 1968, Fatah attacked a school bus full of children, killing two and wounding 28. Israel dropped leaflets in the Jordanian city of Karameh (where Fatah has established its base) three days later, urging civilians to evacuate as they prepared to retaliate.
  • Once the attack ensued, Arafat fled. He continued terrorist activities that lead to over 1,500 dead and wounded by the end of the year.
  • Arafat had set up a "state within a state" in Jordan and on September 12, 1970, Arafat's Palestinian terrorists hijacked 3 planes, landed them in Jordan, and blew them up. King Hussein responded by declaring martial law and civil war ensued. Arafat fled to Syria and then to Lebanon.
  • Once in Lebanon, Arafat began to undermine the central government of that country.
  • In September of 1972, an arm of Fatah, known as Black September (named after the 1970 hijacking stunt), murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games.
  • Arafat's PLO helped destabilize Lebanon and contributed to the civil war, during which Arafat and the PLO were responsible for the persecution and murder of thousands of Lebanese citizens.
  • While in Lebanon, the PLO kept lobbing attacks on Israel. In June 1982, Israel finally answered with a full-scale assault that resulted in the Lebanon War. The United States was able to broker a cease-fire deal and Arafat and was sent to Tunisia, which became his base of operations for the next decade.
  • On October 7, 1985, terrorists hijacked the the cruise ship, Achille Lauro. Arafat was the mastermind behind this tragedy where the Palestinian terrorists shot a wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger named Leon Klinghoffer and dumped his body overboard.

After all this fighting and all this violence, Arafat had one more chance. His claim has always been that he is fighting for the Palestinian People. His every action was supposed to be about giving Palestinians their own state. In July of 2000, he was given an offer for just that.

Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, asked Clinton to call a meeting so that Israel could show its determination in reaching peace. Barak offered a plan beyond what anyone could have imagined. The offer:

  • Israeli redeployment from 95% of the West Bank and 100% of the Gaza Strip
  • The creation of a Palestinian state in the areas of Israeli withdrawal
  • The removal of isolated settlements and transfer of the land to Palestinian control
  • Other Israeli land exchanged for West Bank settlements remaining under Israeli control
  • Palestinian control over East Jerusalem, including most of the Old City
  • "Religious Sovereignty" over the Temple Mount, replacing Israeli sovereignty in effect since 1967

All Arafat had to do was declare an end to conflict and agree to make no future claims on Israel. The Palestinian negotiating team was very interested in the offer, but Arafat didn't take it. The talks collapsed. They did not collapse due to discussions, but rather due to lack of discussions. Arafat made no counter offers. He made no additional requests. No discussion at all. He just walked away! His whole life had been built on violence against Israel. His entire career was dedicated to total destruction of Israel. He couldn't bring himself to stop the fighting. The Palestinians were finally going to have their own land, but he just walked away!

Let the media outlets, heads of state, and talking heads glorify him as a man who committed his life to the cause of the Palestinian People. I know better, and quite honestly, they do too. His love was not for the people he claimed to be fighting for. His love was for the fight against the people he hated. When the chance was at his fingertips, his hate of Israel was far greater than his love for the Palestinians. To me, he will forever be the blood thirsty terrorist that had peace in his hand, and threw it away. He will be the man that returned to the Palestinians, and instead of bringing them peace and a state of their own, he called them to offer up their lives and the lives of their children. His hate was so bitter, he preferred to see them kill themselves and their young, than to give them their dream. As you watch the news coverage of his death, you may find yourself shaking your head in disbelief, and a voice in your head saying, "He walked away."

He walked out in July. The first one to die after this meeting was David Biri, on September 27, 2000. Visit HERE to read the names and see the pictures of all the innocent Israeli lives he stole when he walked away that day.


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