middle east conflict, PLO, Soviet Disinformation, Soviet Era, Soviet Political Manipulation, terrorism, Yasser Arafat
Source of inspiration:
Younis, Rami. “Looted from Beirut 35 years ago, now on display in Tel Aviv.” +972 Magazine, December 4, 2017.
“Similar to the destruction of Palestinian urbanization in 1948, the theft of Palestinian visual culture is another attempt by Israel to control the historical narrative and erase Palestinian history. “
And yet the authors of both the documentary and the gushing +972 promotion launch their criticisms from Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University with the help, frankly, of the IDF that could as well have kept its information out of the public sphere.
Palestinians may wish to revisit the real history behind Yasser Arafat —
https://conflict-backchannels.com/2016/10/03/palestinian-kgb/ — who survived his repeatedly defeated troops and impoverished people to die himself with upwards of $100 million in loot (and about the same may be said of the living Abbas who has also built a remarkable system of patronage on the suffering of the Palestinian main base).
A few reminders about the PLO and perhaps the principle of evil.
For more on the Soviet role in the weaponizing of the Palestinian mind:
Berlinski, Claire. “The Cold War’s Arab Spring: How the Soviet’s Created Today’s Middle East.” Tablet, June 20, 2012:
Two of Bukovsky’s documents appear in English for the first time in Behind the Desert Storm. The first is Yuri Andropov’s memo to Leonid Brezhnev in 1974 detailing a KGB meeting with Palestinian terrorist Wadie Haddad. It recommends that the Soviet government provide material support to Haddad’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The second is the transcript of a 1984 Politburo meeting approving the shipment of 15 million rubles’ worth of weapons and ammunition to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in exchange for a collection of ancient art. The invention of modern terrorism: All credit is due to the Kremlin.
Borden, Sam. “Long-Hidden Details Reveal Cruelty of 1972 Munich Attackers.” The New York Times, December 1, 2015.
CAMERA. “Yasir Arafat’s Timeline of Terror.” November 13, 2004.
Cobban, Helena. “The Dilemma of the PLO”. Middle East Research and Information Project, Winter 2016.
Encyclopedia.com. “Black September”.
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