State Dept Claims No Evidence
That Arafat Involved in Terror
NEW YORK – FOR SHAME! U.S. State Department Whitewashes Yasir Arafats Bloody Hands is the headline of a full-page advertisement that has been appearing in leading newspapers in the United States and Israel in recent ads.
The advertisement is sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). It appeared in the New York Times, New York Sun, Weekly Standard, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and Jewish weekly newspapers around the United States. A copy of the ad is attached.
The ad focuses on two recent State Department reports concerning terrorism in the Middle East and around the world, which falsely claim there is no evidence of Arafat organizing and financing terrorist attacks; ignore the culture of anti-Jewish hatred in Arafats school textbooks, summer camps, and sermons by clergymen; ignore the fact that Arafat and his aides regularly praise terrorists as heroes; and refuse to acknowledge the Palestinian Authoritys documented rule in organizing the Ship of Terror that attempted to bring fifty tons of Iranian weapons to PA territory earlier this year.
The ad concludes:
Incredibly, despite Arafats terrorism and polls showing 81% of Palestinian Arabs support suicide bombings, the Bush administration has increased Americas annual aid to the Palestinian Arabs from $100-million to $150-million. And the administration is urging the creation of a Palestinian Arab statewhich would mean setting up a mini-Iraq terrorist state along Israels border. This appeasement tramples President Bushs own doctrine of ending terrorist states and may increase the likelihood of terrorism against the U.S., for if suicide bombers succeed in Israel, they may strike again in America as well. Whitewashing Arafats terrorism and trying to appease him with U.S. money and the offer of a state will not turn him in to a moderate. It will only send him a message that terrorism reaps financial and diplomatic rewards. Appeasement didnt work in the 1930s, and it wont work now. As Winston Churchill warned, Those who appease the crocodile will be eaten last.