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Sunday, November 12, 2006

'Moderate' Abu Mazen: "The Palestinian leadership won't stray from Arafat's path."

I don't know about all of you, but I am tired of the illusion that 'Palestinian President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen is a moderate. It's an illusion that began when Abu Mazen was the 'moderate' alternative to Arafat and it has continued to this day. It has been promoted by Israel, and by our number one ally, the United States. It's a lie.

Yesterday, Abu Mazen attended a mass memorial service on the second anniversary of his mentor's death. His mentor, of course, was none other than Yasser Arafat.
Abbas (Abu Mazen), in a speech delivered in honor of the second anniversary of Arafat’s demise, promised that he would not relinquish the “Right of Return,” meaning the desired entitlement of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948, and their millions of descendants, to return to Israeli towns and cities.

"We won't give up on this issue," he said, promising terrorists imprisoned in Israel that there “Won't be peace even if just ten thousand Palestinians are still imprisoned in Israeli jails."
But this is far from the first time that Abu Mazen has shown himself to be anything but a 'moderate':

* The charter of Abbas’ party calls for the annihilation of Israel. Maps of the Palestinian Authority show Palestine from the Jordan to the sea. In a 2004 interview on Iranian television, then PA Foreign Minister Farouk Kaddoumi said Fatah’s embrace of a two-state solution was a feint. “At this stage, there will be two states. Many years from now, there will be one state.”

* Abu Ahmed, a leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s terrorist auxiliary) is frank: “The base of our Fatah movement keeps dreaming of Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jaffa and Aco. There has been no change in our position (vis a vis the Zionist entity). Abbas recognizes Israel because of the pressure that the Zionists and the Americans are exercising on him. We understand this is part of his obligations and political calculations.” It’s an act to get the dumb Americans to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the Palestinian Authority and pressure Jerusalem into giving in to his latest demand.

* The Brigades are responsible for every suicide bombing inside Israel in the last two years. Rice’s State Department considers the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades a terrorist group. Members of the Brigades are members of Fatah. It was started by Arafat. When they overran Fatah headquarters in 2003, the Israelis discovered documentation that the party had recently transferred $50,000 to the Brigades. With the Brigades, Abbas can have it both ways – playing the sober, business-suited diplomat for the West, while acting as the terrorist chieftain for his own people.

* Abbas has authorized the payment of annuities to the families of suicide bombers. Of both Hamas and the Brigades, Rice’s favorite Palestinian politician says, “Israel calls them terrorists, we call them strugglers.” Also, “Allah loves the martyr.” Suicide bombers should be recognized as “heroes fighting for freedom.” He’s also praised the Islamic lunatics of Hezbollah as a shining example of what he calls the “Arab resistance.”

* A year ago, when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began raving about wiping Israel off the face of the earth, Abbas’s party in Gaza distributed flyers proclaiming, “We affirm our support and backing for the positions of the Iranian president toward the Zionist state which, by God’s will, will cease to exist.”
In May, Abu Mazen named a wanted murderer as the head of his personal protection goons, Force 17. In April, Abu Mazen's 'Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade' called 16-year old Floridian Daniel Wultz HY"D, who was murdered in a Tel Aviv terror attack, "the best target we can dream of." In March, Abu Mazen called an IDF raid on a Jericho prison to prevent the murderers of Rechavam Zeevi HY"D from being released, an "unforgiveable crime," and an "insult to the 'Palestinian' people." This after Abu Mazen himself had threatened to release them.

Finally, there is this:
The thesis of Abbas' 1982 doctoral dissertation was The Secret Connection between the Nazis and the Leaders of the Zionist Movement[2][3] In 1984, a book based on Abbas' doctoral dissertation was published in Arabic by Dar Ibn Rushd publishers in Amman, Jordan. His doctoral thesis later became a book, The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism, which, following his appointment as Palestinian Prime Minister in 2003, was heavily criticized as an example of Holocaust denial. In his book, Abbas wrote:

"It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement, however, is to inflate this figure [of Holocaust deaths] so that their gains will be greater. This led them to emphasize this figure [six million] in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism. Many scholars have debated the figure of six million and reached stunning conclusions—fixing the number of Jewish victims at only a few hundred thousand." [4][5][6]

Sounds like Ahmadinadinnerjacket, doesn't he? Why does anyone still think Abu Mazen is 'moderate'?


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