Please continue your efforts to promote responsible reporting about Arafat and his legacy. Protest whitewashed reports and commentaries that ignore or minimize his decades-long involvement in terror, his goal of destroying Israel, and his siphoning of hundreds of millions of dollars from donations to the Palestinian people that went instead into his own private accounts. Commend fair and objective reporting that provides adequate context.
Below, we have listed a number of resources to help you write effectively about Arafat's legacy of terror, hatred and dashed hopes.
Overview of Arafat's Terrorist History:
CAMERA Time Line of Key Events in Arafat's Life
About Arafat's Support, Incitement and Glorification of Terror:
"The KGB's Man" by Ion Mihai Pacepa,
Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2003
"Terrorist says orders come from Arafat" by Matthew Kalman
USA Today, March 14, 2002
"Arafat's Incitement, Lies and Videotape," by Andrea Levin, CAMERA
June 8, 2001
Many reports from PMW detail Arafat's role in brainwashing his people to believe it is their holy duty to kill Jews: http://www.pmw.org.il/
"Arafat Says Israel Causes Cancer Among Arabs;
Latest In Long Series Of Bizarre Conspiracy Theories"
by ZOA, July 22, 2004
"Arafat's Words of Hate"
by ZOA, February 9, 1998
About Arafat's corruption:
"Arafat's Pilfered Profits" by Rachel Ehrenfeld
Front Page Magazine, July 22, 2004
"Arafat's Swiss Bank Account" by Issam Abu Issa
Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2004
Arafat's Intimidation of the Press:
"Arafat Loyalists Intimidate the Press"
by CAMERA, July 21, 2004
"PA Blocks Coverage of Palestinians Cheering 9/11 Attacks"
by Lee Green, CAMERA, Sept. 13, 2001
"In the Palestinians' Pocket: Journalists Doing PR For the PA"
by Alex Safian, CAMERA, October 19, 2000
Opinion pieces that didn't whitewash Arafat:
"Arafat the Monster"
by Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, November 11, 2004
"Yasser Arafat is Dead",
New York Post editorial, November 11, 2004
" How Arafat Got Away With It: The Soviets, U.S., EU and Other Foreign Enablers Helped This Thug Stay in Power"
by Max Boot, LA Times, November 11, 2004
by Paula R. Stern, Israel Insider, November 11, 2004
"Arafat's Bedroom Farce" by Daniel Pipes
FrontPageMagazine.com, November 10, 2004
"Legacy of Terror"
by Ariel Cohen Washington Times, Nov. 10, 2004