In “Obama, Israelis, and Palestinians: More Words, Less Action” by David Makovsky and David Pollack of the Washington Institute for Near East Affairs:
The authors write that “the U.S. should urge Israel to dismantle the monument in Hebron to the Israeli murderer Baruch Goldstein — and urge Israeli politicians, once their election campaign is over, to stop calling Abbas a “political terrorist.”
In terms of their request that Israelis stop calling Abbas a political terrorist,are they not aware of the consistent praise that Abbas gives to those who murder Jews, culminating in Abbas’s Jan 4 embrace of a litany of “Shahidim” and the legacy of the Mufti?
Here is the text of Abbas’s speech:
Here are two news clips about the Mufti’s speech
‘Moderate’ Palestinian President Abbas Praises Dead Terrorists as ‘Martyrs’
Cone of Silence Over Abbas speech praising Hitler ally, the Mufti,Envelopes Media & Politicians
2. Meanwhile. In Kiryat Arba. there never was a monument to Goldstein.
The IDF Civil Administration did not allow him to be buried in the Hebron cemetery. Goldstein was therefore buried near the entrance the Kiryat Arba.
A bookshelf with prayer books and Bibles was placed there, next to a sink for washing hands and a plaque to cover the dirt in front of the grave, with insignia embedded there.
After the Israeli court determined that this constituted a “shrine in memory of a terrorist”, the Israel Civil Administration ordered that the floor destroyed and the sink was destroyed.
That was in 1999.
How can David Makovsky and David Pollack write about Abbas & Kiryat Arba without checking facts?