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Israel Update: October, 2001

Israel Update: October, 2001

In this issue: anti-American incitement in Palestinian textbooks; two-faced terrorists; and the squeaky un-clean record of Yasser Arafat.

by Aish.com Staff

1) PILE OF RUBBLE

An 11th grade Palestinian Authority textbook describes the inevitable victory of Islam over the West with chilling words, in light of the World Trade Center horror:

"...We do not claim that the collapse of Western civilization, and the transfer of the center of civilization to us [Islam] will happen in the next decade. Nevertheless [Western civilization] has begun to collapse and to become a pile of rubble."

Let your local newspaper and TV editors know about the anti-American incitement being fed to Palestinian schoolchildren.

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2) TWO-FACED TERRORISTS

"Special Report with Brit Hume" on Fox News (Sept. 28, 2001) focused on President Bush's efforts to make the public aware that the campaign against terrorism is not a campaign against Islam. But in spreading his message of tolerance, Bush has endorsed some Islamic leaders who are the very purveyors of the terrorist message.

Following is a transcript from Fox News:

RITA COSBY, FOX NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT: Since the September 11 attacks, President Bush has often been flanked by Muslim leaders in an attempt to reach out to what many have perceived as more moderate members of that community.

But Fox News has obtained this videotape showing some of those same leaders at a Washington, D.C. rally last year, publicly advocating known terrorist organizations.

ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN MUSLIM COUNCIL: Hear that, Bill Clinton: We are all supporters of Hamas. Allahu akbar. I wish to add that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah. Anybody supports Hezbollah here?

COSBY: Abdurahman Alamoudi is the president of the American Muslim Council. In the fall of 2000, Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign returned his financial contribution because of his ties to Hamas.

Three days after the hijackings, Alamoudi joined President Bush at this National Cathedral prayer service dedicated to the victims, along with Muzammil Saddiqi, the spiritual leader of the Islamic Society of Orange County, who spoke at the event.

DR. MUZAMMIL SADDIQI, ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY: Keep our country strong for the sake of the good.

COSBY: But on this videotape, rally participants are seen denouncing Israel and the United States. One of the rally's organizers was Muzammil Saddiqi.

SADDIQI: The United States of America is directly and indirectly responsible for the plight of the Palestinian people. If you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come...

(courtesy of JAT)

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3) ARAFAT CLEAN?

Latest evidence shows that Yasser Arafat helped orchestrate the Intifada from the outset, and did not only come on board (as the media claims) after the violence broke out.

Manduh Nosal, ex-military chief of the Democratic Front, wrote a diary-style book about the period, and excerpts were recently printed in the Palestinian Authority daily, "Al Ayyam."

The following entry is from Sept. 28, 2000 -- prior to Sharon's much-publicized visit to the Temple Mount:

"Arafat said that it is easy to recruit the street and to draw them into a campaign for Jerusalem... The masses will act even if the [Palestinian] Authority doesn't budge. The campaign has started and it will be long...

"Arafat gave instructions to the security apparatus to defend the areas of the Palestinian Authority with all means. The protestors were permitted to come up to the IDF barriers and express their rage as they wish. Arafat personally spoke with the commanders and gave them detailed instructions.

"The heads of Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad were invited to meetings to prepare the strike and processions of rage. The public was called to come to Al Aqsa, the number of guards were increased and a night shift was implemented."

Let your local newspaper and TV editors know about this new evidence of Arafat helping to orchestrate the Intifada from the start.

(translation by imra.org.il)

Published: October 13, 2001


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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) Batya Amit, October 14, 2001 12:00 AM

Are there particular ways to present this information that would make them more likely to get published or shown on TV? Are there particular contacts and addresses at key TV programs (20/20, etc) that you can recommend? What would be the best organized system for getting this information out everywhere-particularly with reprints of the exact copy from thePalestinian paper, the pictures of the men at the rallies, etc.? I'd love to help, and am particularly focused on the Arabs that denounce America for beig a western civiization (I'm concerned that if the American public keeps hearing that Arab anger is related to American support of Israel it can hurt as much as it could help us-the public may find removal of American support to Israel a preferred resolution). Anyway, is there some sort of systematic, detailed system with hard copies that we can offer specific media outlets/contacts?

Thanks very much,
Batya Amit

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