Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest

Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest

by Efraim Karsh

Established in 1964 with the goal of liberating Palestine in its entirety, the Palestinian Liberation Organization has for years been fronted by one of its most outspoken and notorious members, Yasser Arafat.

Was it a bargaining ploy, or a reflection of a deeper reluctance on the part of the Palestinian leadership to genuinely commit itself to peace with Israel?Offering the first comprehensive account of the collapse of the most promising peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, Historian Efraim Karsh argues that Arafat is interested with the liberation of the West Bank and Gaza, or even with the establishment of a Palestinian state, than with the PLOs historic goal of Israels destruction.

Karsh details Arafats efforts since the historic Oslo Peace accords in building an extensive terrorist infrastructure, his failure to disarm the extremist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and the Palestinian Authoritys systematic efforts to indoctrinate hate and contempt for the Israeli people through rumor and religious zealotry.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Rating: 3.70
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish Date: October 26th 2004 by Grove Press
  • Isbn10: 0802141587
  • Isbn13: 9780802141583

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He likely had more Jewish blood on his hands than anyone since Hitler (though the Ayatollhist regime in Iran, and their supporters in Hamas, Hezbollah, the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign against Israel and the various Palestine solidarity groups certainly aim to finish Hitler's work today). Karsch here proves that Arafat was not interested in peace and building up a Palestinian state alongside Israel, but his aim, as is the aim of Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, BDS etc is the total violent eradication of the State of Israel and its replacement in its entirety with an Arab Muslim-dominated state called 'Palestine'. A very good documentary on the failure of the Oslo process and the Palestinian terror war against Israel's civilian populace that followed is Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East Detailed here are Arafat's construction of a massive terrorist infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza, his very deliberate failure to disarm the genocidal terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad and the systematic program of hate and genocidal determination indoctrinated into Palestinian children and youth for the Israeli people, inculcated by the Palestinian Authority through its education system ,youth groups and Islamic religious network. His legacy of terror, murder and the drive for genocide are being furthered by Hamas, Hezbollah, the 'Palestine solidarity networks' , the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign of economic genocide against Israel, most the Muslim world community and the international left.

Among Arafat's violations of Oslo: - Permitting and participating in incitement against Israel - Failure to disarm Palestinian terrorist groups, principally Hamas and Islamic Jihad - Reconstruction of the PLO's old terrorist apparatus in the West Bank and Gaza - Creation of a larger Palestinian police force than permitted by the agreement, turning it into a virtual army - Acquisition and smuggling of prohibited weapons into the territories using international money earmarked for the economic benefit of the Palestinian people - Tacit support of terrorism against Israeli civilians when not supporting it outright - Application of mass violence to achieve political goals, primarily the establishment of a Palestinian state within the territories and ultimately over all of Israel While Karsh's account of Arafat is forthright and illuminating, it does suffer from some conspicuous flaws. By failing to take real note of Israeli failures vis-à-vis the Palestinians or other wrongs committed by the Israeli government or its citizens (such as the 1994 Baruch Goldstein massacre in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron), Karsh once again takes away from the seriousness of this academic debate. For this reason, readers interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who desire an account that contradicts the commonly-held and false view of Arafat as a hero and "man of peace," should read this book despite its imperfections. The main conclusion I reached from this book: Although Israel may have violated certain provisions of the Oslo Accords, the Israeli government and the great majority of Israeli people truly believed in the spirit of the agreement.

He has served on many academic and professional boards; has acted as referee for numerous scholarly journals, publishers, and grant awarding organizations; has consulted the British Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as national and international economic companies/organizations; and has briefed several parliamentary committees. He is founding editor of the scholarly journal Israel Affairs, now in its sixteenth year, and founding general editor of a Routledge book series on Israeli History, Politics and Society.