How Communists Helped a Terrorist Revise History

Yasser Arafat's life is a tale of a remarkable image makeover and an example of how history can be twisted to fit a terrorist's narrative.  With the help of communists, Arafat became known as a legitimate statesman.  The "Father of Modern Terrorism," whose goal was to destroy Israel, morphed into a Nobel Peace Prize winner who signed accords in the Rose Garden.  Before Arafat began to revise history, Israel was mostly regarded in the public eye as an underdog struggling for survival.  When the United Nations presented partitioning Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state, the Jews said yes and the Arabs said no.  The Arabs turned down statehood because statehood was also offered to the Jews.  In 1948, five Arab countries attacked Israel, literally the minute modern-day Israel was born.  Israel was attacked again by Arab nations in 1967 and 1973.  Arafat hated that the Arab promise to "throw Israel into...(Read Full Article)

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