Set Arafat’s Record Straight!

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:

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

In death…
by Paula R. Stern, Israel Insider, November 11, 2004

Arafat’s Bedroom Farce” by Daniel Pipes, November 10, 2004

"Legacy of Terror"
by Ariel Cohen Washington Times, Nov. 10, 2004


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