Yasir Arafat

Yasir Arafat’s Timeline of Terror

The media is focusing much attention on Yasir Arafat's legacy. Many of the historical briefs and timelines being published whitewash his decades-long involvement in terrorism. Below is a timeline of some of the key events and terrorist acts associated with Arafat.

CAMERA Op-Ed: How the PLO Helped Create Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards

Although Western press outlets and policymakers often discuss the Quds Force’s role as a purveyor of terrorism, less known is the pivotal role that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) played in creating the IRGC. Today’s IRGC is a beneficiary of what was arguably the preeminent terrorist organization of the 1970s: the PLO

Concealed Carry: AP Covers Up Arafat’s Gun at the UN

In an article about dramatic moments at the United Nations, the Associated Press covers up the most dramatic element of Yasir Arafat's 1974 address: that he brought a gun to the UN and delivered the address while sporting the holster. Six years ago, in contrast, AP delivered a straight account of the incident.

More Historical Revisionism at the New York Times

Almost every day brings new evidence that the New York Times has become a propaganda source, where history and current events alike are distorted and ordinary professional norms of objectivity are cast aside. A case in point is the recent "analysis" of the failed Oslo talks.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Oslo Diaries and Yasser Arafat’s Trunk

Twenty-five years after the Oslo Accords, many media outlets, and a new "documentary" from HBO, omit the reasons for their failure. Those watching the HBO film are presented with superficial history and images, with much of the real story left on the cutting room floor.

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers at AP

The AP purports to set the record straight on statements by David Friedman to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearings for ambassadorship to Israel. But the AP "fact-checker" counters Friedman's fully accurate facts with misleading half-truths.

Boston Globe Corrects Arafat Error

The Boston Globe and columnist H.D.S. Greenway have corrected the erroneous claim that Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat died while in a bunker under Israeli siege.