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People often describe he PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and their progeny, the PA the Palestinian Authority, as Nazis.

As the author of  GENESIS OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,  a  book on what it has been like to cover the PLO and PA for a generation, I would venture to say that the PLO – Nazi comparison is not appropriate.

The PLO is worse.

Nazis, while murdering Jews, tried to obfuscate their actions from what they knew would be the ultimate “judgement at Nuremberg”.

The minutes of the Wanassee “Final Solution” conference in January 1942 show that  Nazis did not want any record of their actions involved in the murder of Jews.

Yet since the launch of the  Palestinian Authority, the PA takes proud credit for the murder of Jews, honoring murderers by naming schools and football teams for them, and showering praise of those who murder Jews on the air waves of the PBC radio and PBC TV.  The unkindest cut of all:  PBC  frequencies which praise the murder of Jews are owned by  Israel and loaned to the PA for peaceful purposes in 1995. Meanwhile, public PA payments to those who murder Jews is a matter of loud public record.  And new school books now used by the PA to indoctrinate 492,000 students in UNRWA schools to make holy war on the Jews are now a matter of public record.

And then these is the inappropriate use of the term “Kapo”.

The new US ambassador to Israel was scolded for terming the PLO support organizations as “Kapos”.  He was scolded for the wrong reason.

Kapos had guns pointed at their heads to betray Jews. PLO support groups have bank transfers directed to their accounts for the same purpose.

They are not Kapos. They are worse. They have a choice in the matter.

Prediction: Supporters of the PLO will be brought to justice in our time. The game is up.

In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, David Bedein, the head of the Center for Near East Policy Research, discussed the connections between Hamas and Fatah, which are highlighted in his recently published book titled: “The PLO and the Genesis of the Palestinian Authority: The Inside Story.”

Around the Western world, Fatah is portrayed as a moderate Palestinian group while Hamas is regarded as a terror organization. However, David Bedein, the head of the Center for Near East Policy Research, recently published a book titled “The PLO and the Genesis of the Palestinian Authority: The Inside Story,” which argues that Fatah in fact cooperated with the Hamas terror group when Yasser Arafat was in power and nothing much has changed since.

“When Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with Yasser Arafat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on the White House lawn, most people in Israel and abroad expected that Arafat would form a new Arab entity that could restrain Hamas and the Islamic Jihad,” Bedein wrote in his book. However, in reality, Bedein stressed that Fatah licensed weapons to Hamas and later on, Hamas would use these weapons to wage terror attacks.

“Meanwhile, all of Arafat’s military forces acknowledged that they have recruited radical Islamists to join forces with them,” Bedein wrote. He noted that between 1994 and 1997, there were 37 documented cases of Fatah offering asylum to Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists fleeing from Israel. For example, Muhammad Deif, who engineered and oversaw the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Israeli-American Nachshon Wachsman, was offered shelter by Fatah. In addition, Fatah under Arafat appointed Hamas muftis, who delivered sermons calling for jihad in Nablus and Jerusalem.

After Arafat walked away from Camp David in 2000, the Clinton’s and many others recognized that Arafat missed a historic opportunity in favor of supporting terrorism but nevertheless many of these same people support Mahmoud Abbas, claiming he is a moderate. But Bedein hinted that Abbas is no better. According to Bedein, Fatah under Abbas played an important role in helping Hamas to take over the Gaza Strip. In an interview with Islam Online in 2005, Fatah’s Nabil Shaath boasted that the United Arab Emirates granted them $100 million to transform an evacuated Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip into a housing project to honor suicide bombers and their children.

Meanwhile, Wafa News Agency confirmed that same year that Hamas would receive these assets. Mahmoud A-Zahar of Hamas added that both Fatah and Hamas coordinate with each other. Bedein emphasized that by handing over areas Israel evacuated in Gaza to Hamas, Fatah under Abbas violated the spirit of the Disengagement Plan.  Furthermore, he stated that Hamas is included in the PA Armed Forces and the two Palestinian terror groups have a joint school together: “I have proven that they all cooperate together.  Fatah and Hamas are not separate entities. People have swallowed a lie. People don’t follow news reports carefully. That is dangerous.”

According to Bedein, Fatah does not sing songs about wanting to liberate the West Bank. In a Fatah Army base in Jericho, Bedein stressed that they talk about taking back what was taken away in 1948. In this, he claimed that Fatah is no different from Hamas. In fact, Bedein wrote in his book that in the PLO Orient House, the Israeli coastal city of Netanya is defined as an “illegal settlement.” According to the PLO, Netanya is partially built on top of the once Arab village of Um Khalid. Bedein implied that this means that the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority does not recognize Israel’s right to exist under any borders.

“Fatah means conquest in Arabic,” Bedein proclaimed. “Their goal is to take Palestine by force. They have a purpose in life. They have not canceled the covenant to eliminate Israel. The purpose of the Palestinian school system is the purpose of the PLO, which is to wipe out Israel. In the Rawabi schools, they had the opportunity to adopt a peace curriculum established in Cambridge. Instead, they went for the PA curriculum that calls to take all of Palestine.”

Bedein is highly critical of all of those who argue that by bringing greater economic prosperity to the Palestinians, there can be peace: “Economic peace creates short time quiet but not peace. Rawabi brought prosperity for the PLO ruling class and that is it, not peace. The Oslo process was not ratified by the PLO, so it doesn’t exist. It is an illusion. It is a lie. That is why we have problems. We have no peace process. It lasted for only 6 weeks. There is a myth that there is a peace process. In reality, it doesn’t exist.”

Bedein claimed that his news agency broke the story about Arafat’s speech in Johannesburg, South Africa, where the late Fatah leader proclaimed: “This agreement, I am not considering it more than the agreement which had been signed between our Prophet Muhammed and the Quraish (Muhammed brokered this agreement with the intention of breaking it later after his army became stronger and was able to win a war).”

Bedein claimed that the exposure of Arafat’s speech prompted the US Congress to demand that Arafat cancel his remarks or the peace process would not continue: “And it never got canceled but the peace process continued. The media forgot about it.” He claimed that one of the reasons why the PA is getting away with what they are is merely because the media and political system have been bought off: “They are being bribed. Shimon Peres bought stock in PA broadcasting. He got $25 billion. It is economically beneficial for many people. When anyone follows the current process through the mainstream press, no one knows what is going on.”


The new Palestinian curriculum, which includes new textbooks for grades 1–4, is
significantly more radical than previous curricula. To an even greater extent than the
2014–15 textbooks, the curriculum teaches students to be martyrs, demonizes and
denies the existence of Israel and focuses on a “return” to an exclusively Palestinian

Within the pages of the textbooks children are taught to be expendable. Messages
such as: “the volcano of my revenge”; “the longing of my blood for my land”; and “I
shall sacrifice my blood to saturate the land” suffuse the curriculum. Math books use
numbers of dead martyrs to teach arithmetic. The vision of an Arab Palestine
includes the entirety of what is now Israel, defined as the “1948 Occupied

The curriculum teaches that national institutions and authorities should be respected
and encourages personal success. Still, while Islam is not used as a radical political
tool for this age group, negative messages linger regarding non-Muslims. And though
Christian education is provided, Jewish roots are ignored. This new curriculum
appears to be a departure from the Canaanite roots narrative of past curricula, but
Arabs continue to be presented as original dwellers of the land. Palestinian identity,
as conveyed to these children, is now more realistically based on LevantinePalestinian
folklore alongside Arabism, Islam, and the struggle against Israel.

This research also revisits textbooks from grades 11–12 to reassess the Palestinian
worldview as conveyed to older students. The texts for this age group commemorate
the PLO’s armed struggle and explain the rejection of past solutions. There is a focus
on historical events involving anti-Jewish violence such as the 1936–39 (Arab) Revolt
and the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The curriculum highlights the 1974 phased program for the
conquest of the Land of Israel/Palestine. The strategy of violence and pressure (in
place of negotiations) is advocated as the most effective action to achieve Palestinian
goals, likely derived from the Sixth Fatah Conference of 2009. And in these uppergrade
textbooks, the concept of “eternal war” is instigated through the abuse of
Islamic terminology.

Within the higher-grade textbooks, there remain an absolute lack of empathy for the
“Other,” nor any comprehension or explanation of the root causes of the conflict
between Palestinians and Israelis. Thus the hatred of Israel persists. The reality that
Arab-Palestinians and Jews cooperated together in the past on a regular and
widespread basis in a variety of activities—and that they still do—is entirely missing
from the perspective of this curriculum.

Remarkably, the curriculum for grades 11–12 covers those periods in which
Palestinians were considered at first Ottomans, (part of the anti-Ottoman, Great Arab
Revolt); and later insisted on being Syrians; and then voted to become Jordanians.
The expressed Islamic and Arabic identity together with the Levantine-Palestinian
folklore stressed in grades 1–4 suggest that a cultural/regional approach may provide
the missing link to reconciliation among people in the region.

Read full report (PDF)

Aid for despots and dictators. Aid for rich nations with their own aid agencies and others able to afford space programmes. Aid for North Korean officials and Somali jihadis. Aid that ends up in pockets of Palestinian killers, like the one who knifed British tourist Hannah Bladon to death in Jerusalem on Good Friday.

This newspaper has reported on all these cases and more. And our Prime Minister’s depressing response? The leader who likes to present herself as the epitome of common sense has decided to continue with the stupidest policy of recent years: the insistence that Britain must give away 0.7 per cent of national income in foreign aid.

Even as she spoke, her Chancellor hinted they might abandon another promise not to raise income tax, national insurance or VAT. This is the politics of the madhouse: borrow money and put up domestic taxes while doling out swelling sums on flawed projects abroad. Last year alone we sprayed more than £13 billion around the planet. How much more will be frittered away after another five years of May to hit a dubious and outdated target?

In case anyone doubted the reason for this policy, former Chancellor George Osborne popped up to tweet this was ‘key to creating modern compassionate conservatives’. Aid tends to be about the donor, not the recipient.

Once Osborne admitted privately the great British aid giveaway was to keep charities ‘off our back’. Certainly there was loud concern voiced last week from charities and global institutions taking our funds as speculation mounted the target might be abandoned.

No doubt May feels she needs to shore up her left flank as voters opposed to Brexit worry about her hardline stance on EU withdrawal. Yet constant revelations of waste will be a running sore during her time in office.

This self-serving political opportunism ignores mountains of evidence exposed by this paper of astonishing profligacy and corruption – the inevitable consequence of prioritising spending over need.

British tourist Hannah Bladon to death in Jerusalem on Good Friday. Her killer's family will now be given £800 a month by the Palestinian Authority which receives aid from the UK
British tourist Hannah Bladon to death in Jerusalem on Good Friday. Her killer’s family will now be given £800 a month by the Palestinian Authority which receives aid from the UK

As bills get bigger, growing sums get creamed off by fat-cat consultants earning millions, multilateral bodies flying first-class around the world, and charity chiefs on huge incomes.
May insists they will spend aid money in the most effective manner. Yet I have heard this weary mantra so often before from aid advocates and complacent politicians: that lessons will be learned, that corruption will be tackled.

Action only ever gets taken after exposure by journalists. Nothing was done about those millionaire consultants, for example, until a series of articles in this newspaper culminating in revelations of dirty tricks to win lucrative state deals by the biggest specialist contractor.

Suddenly there were parliamentary probes, government inquiries and termination of deals. Yet still DFID treats whistleblowers with contempt while talking about transparency and reeling off dodgy statistics it refuses to source.

Priti Patel, the Minister in charge of chucking away this cash, seems seduced by jetting around the world spending other people’s money. She claims ‘humanitarian needs in 2017 are unprecedented’. This is simply false: poverty is falling around the planet thanks to capitalism, consumerism and technology.

The leader who likes to present herself as the epitome of common sense has decided to continue with the policy that Britain must give away 0.7 per cent of national income in foreign aid.
The leader who likes to present herself as the epitome of common sense has decided to continue with the policy that Britain must give away 0.7 per cent of national income in foreign aid.

And she points to famine in South Sudan without acknowledging the role Western funds played in aiding the gangsters and warlords whose fighting led to mass starvation.

What a shame to see Theresa May fall for this silly stunt. It is damaging for her reputation, dreadful for her party and, above all, disastrous in so many circumstances for the poor people who suffer from this corrosive form of neo-colonialism.


  • Palestinian Jamil Tamimi murdered British theology student Hannah Bladon
  • He told police that he attacked Hannah in the hope a soldier would kill him 
  • His family qualify for a ‘salary’ from the Palestinian Authority of £800 a month
  • Palestine receives more than £25 million a year from the UK in foreign aid

A terrorist accused of murdering a British student in Jerusalem will be paid a salary of more than £800 a month by the Palestinian government – which receives more than £25 million a year from the UK in foreign aid.

Jamil Tamimi, who has a history of mental health issues, killed theology student Hannah Bladon in a frenzied knife attack on Good Friday after the 21-year-old gave up her seat on a tram to a woman with a baby.

The 57-year-old Palestinian told police that he attacked Hannah, a Birmingham University exchange student attached to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, in the hope that a soldier in the carriage would kill him.

Instead Tamimi was arrested and is almost certain to be lauded as a resistance ‘hero’ by the Palestinian Authority (PA), like hundreds of others before him.

An Israeli court has already ruled, following a psychiatric evaluation, that he is fit to stand trial and should be treated as a terrorist by the justice system.

It means Tamimi or his family qualify for a ‘salary’ from the PA, according to Itamar Marcus, the founder and director of the Israeli monitoring group Palestinian Media Watch.

‘According to PA law, everyone who is imprisoned for ‘resisting the occupation’ receives a PA salary,’ he said. ‘In PA practice, 100 per cent of the suicide bombers, stabbers, shooters and car rammers have been included in this category and do receive PA salaries.’

Terrorists who have ‘resisted the occupation’ are paid a monthly amount by the PA and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on a sliding scale related to their sentence.

An Israeli court has ruled that murderer Jamil is fit to stand trial and should be treated as a terrorist by the justice system