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Yasser Arafat a Moroccan Jew?
Israeli Guy (Weblog) ^ | February 17, 2004 | Israeli Guy

Posted on 02/17/2004 5:31:05 PM PST by Piranha

At least that is what a new book published in Syria says. According to the book, written b y a top PLO member, Arafat’s father Arrived to Jerusalem from a village in Morocco populated mostly by Jews. The author claims that a cousin of Arafat confirmed that Arafat changed his last name trying to hide his Jewish Moroccan roots.

The author also writes what has been known for a long time that Arafat was born in Cairo not in Jerusalem. Arafat’s father was married to an Arab woman from Jerusalem but Arafat was not born there. Another thing the book says is that Arafat is not related, as he claims, to the infamous/ famous Husseini family from Jerusalem. As for being from Moroccan origin the book quotes Morocco’s former Foreign Affairs minister that as far as he knows Arafat is from that Moroccan village. (all of the above freely translated from Israeli news siteYnet)

The readers of Ynet had some funny conclusions: If Arafat is a Jew it will explain many things. For example it explains why Arafat refused to accept Barak and Clinton plan to give land to the Palestinians. It would also explain why he leads the Palestinians to chaos. Why he encourages suicide bombings that causes more and more people to loathe the Palestinians. Another thing: If Arafat is a Jew and he lives in the West Bank, does that make him a settler?

Posted by Gil at February 17, 2004 03:43 PM | TrackBack


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arafat; israel; palestinians; terror
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I pass this on without further comment, except to say that I found this in a reference on Roger Simon's blog. He's very skeptical as well.
1 posted on 02/17/2004 5:31:06 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Well, if it's published in Syria, it's got to be true.

Yet more irrefutable proof that it's all the Jews' fault.
2 posted on 02/17/2004 5:35:48 PM PST by Imal (Over two years after 9-11, thousands of unidentified people enter the U.S. illegally every day.)
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To: Piranha
What's insane here is that the Palestinians are stupid enough to follow this jerk. They could have had a nation by now and peace as well.

93% of Saudi Arabia is empty.
3 posted on 02/17/2004 5:36:40 PM PST by dinok
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To: Piranha
Could be true. Adolph Hitler had Jewish roots. I think his Holocost was a form of self hatred.
4 posted on 02/17/2004 5:38:17 PM PST by passionfruit (passionate about my politics, and from the land of fruits and nuts)
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To: Piranha
I hope this ends up all over the Arab press.

It's not true, but it's a brilliant piece of propaganda!
5 posted on 02/17/2004 5:42:34 PM PST by adam_az (Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting weftists.)
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To: adam_az
It really doesn't mater whether it's true.

Either way, Arafat is Arafat, and many Palis follow him. Nothing is going to change that.
6 posted on 02/17/2004 5:45:00 PM PST by luvbach1 (In the know on the border)
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To: Imal
Yet more irrefutable proof that it's all the Jews' fault.

Just another example of the world wide jewish conspiracy.

If Arafat is part of it then who knows who else is secretly involved!

Those clever jews, blowing themselves up, where will it stop!?
7 posted on 02/17/2004 5:50:22 PM PST by tet68
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To: Piranha
I've always wondered if Arafat was some type of secret Christian. His wife is of a Christian background. He has attended Christmas mass in Bethlehem for years which is something no moslem would do (recognize another religion).
8 posted on 02/17/2004 5:50:40 PM PST by Dialup Llama
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To: Dialup Llama
There is nothing in Arafat's life or behavior to suggest that he worships anything but himself, with the possible exception of his late mentor and Nazi ally Grand Mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini.
9 posted on 02/17/2004 6:03:07 PM PST by Imal (In 21st century America more regulations govern hotdog carts than the railroad tycoons of the 1800's)
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To: Piranha
A ploy by some faction to get rid of Arafat.
10 posted on 02/17/2004 6:18:16 PM PST by Salman (Mickey Akbar)
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To: SJackson
Oh my...
11 posted on 02/17/2004 6:21:48 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Imal
Arafat's very similar to Saddam Hussein in that he's a secular leader of an ethnic group with a strong religious component.
12 posted on 02/17/2004 6:34:25 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Alouette; yonif
hmmmm very interesting
13 posted on 02/17/2004 6:36:01 PM PST by cyborg
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To: cyborg
The readers of Ynet had some funny conclusions: If Arafat is a Jew it will explain many things. For example it explains why Arafat refused to accept Barak and Clinton plan to give land to the Palestinians. It would also explain why he leads the Palestinians to chaos. Why he encourages suicide bombings that causes more and more people to loathe the Palestinians. Another thing: If Arafat is a Jew and he lives in the West Bank, does that make him a settler?

LOL

14 posted on 02/17/2004 6:46:27 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
He's just looking for a source of funding.


15 posted on 02/17/2004 6:50:08 PM PST by SJackson (Visit http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: yonif
How's your newspaper Hebrew? The Israeli Guy website has a link to the YNET website (which, as you probably know, is in Hebrew). Is there more information there? Does it give his supposed Moroccan name?
16 posted on 02/17/2004 6:51:30 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Actually Yasser Arafat is Japanese. His mother had an affair with Godzilla.
17 posted on 02/17/2004 6:52:11 PM PST by Alouette (My son, the Learned Youngster of Zion)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
18 posted on 02/17/2004 7:03:16 PM PST by SJackson (Visit http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: passionfruit
Could be true. Adolph Hitler had Jewish roots.

This proposition is indeterminate at best. More info here.

19 posted on 02/17/2004 7:07:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Piranha; SJackson; veronica; adam_az; NYC GOP Chick; yonif; Slings and Arrows
I pass this on without further comment, except to say that I found this in a reference on Roger Simon's blog. He's very skeptical as well.


Alan King (as Rabbi Lembeck) appeared in what great movie that Roger Simon wrote the screen play for?
20 posted on 02/17/2004 7:13:54 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: Alouette
#20
21 posted on 02/17/2004 7:14:40 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: dennisw
Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, I can tell you that it was...Enemies, a Love Story.

Ta-daah.
22 posted on 02/17/2004 7:15:46 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Great movie .... for me at least.
23 posted on 02/17/2004 7:19:49 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: Piranha
Yeah, I'm fluent.

His name, it says, is the name of the village he was born in: "Al Kidva" or "Al Kidova" (rough translation into English), in Morocco.

The article also talks about the author asking the former Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, and he says Arafat's father is from that village. Arafat was born in Cairo, but he has Morrocan-Jewish links, as this book says. Arafat's uncle also claims this, and says Arafat changed his name to hide his true identity.

The book is called "Yasser Arafat and the Zionist solution to the conflict in Palestine"

Israeli gov. sources say this is probably "an internal matter in the Arafat family and around it, questioning the legitimacy of Arafat, and whether or not he is Zionist and helping the Israelis, as this book claims."

Lots of funny Israeli comments to this article :)

24 posted on 02/17/2004 7:20:53 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: dennisw
Never saw it, but I loved Isaac Bashevis Singer.
25 posted on 02/17/2004 7:21:08 PM PST by Piranha
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To: passionfruit
Could be true. Adolph Hitler had Jewish roots. I think his Holocost was a form of self hatred.

Common myth, probably untrue.

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_325b.html

26 posted on 02/17/2004 7:23:27 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew
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To: yonif
Lots of funny Israeli comments to this article :) ...........

Heh, I can only imagine. Dang, I wish I knew Hebrew.
27 posted on 02/17/2004 7:24:03 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: yonif
The PLO ambassador to the UN is Nasser al Kidwa. Wonder if he's a relative.
28 posted on 02/17/2004 7:24:37 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Somehow I doubt this.

On the other hand, it's virtually certain that Mummar Khadafi's mother was a Lybian Jew who converted to Islam. I know several Lybian Jews who have relatives from her village.

29 posted on 02/17/2004 7:25:25 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew
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To: Piranha; Slings and Arrows; dennisw; Alouette
Romanian deflector Pacepa has brought info from Moscow that Yassir Arafat was born in Cairo. There is no reson to suspect the veracity of this information. Arafat was Russian agent and they destroyed all records of his birth in Cairo.

Morroco story is probably hoax. By whom and what for, it is hard to tell.

As of Hitler's origin, it is worth remembering that Austro Hungarian Empire was an efficent police state. All eployers in Vienna were obliged to register their servants with the police, because unregistered were not allowed to stay in Vienna.

There is record where Hitler's grandmother was employed 9 months before giving birth to his father.

30 posted on 02/17/2004 7:30:55 PM PST by DTA (you ain't seen nothing yet)
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To: Piranha
"Then you have the Palestinian prominent historian Jarid Al-Kidwa announced from the Palestinian TV that: "The stories of the Torah and the Bible did not take place in the Land of Israel--they occurred in the Arabian peninsula, primarily in Yemen. The identity of our father Ibrahim [Abraham] who is mentioned in the Koran is clear. From the Koran's description of him it arises that he lived in the southern Hejaz [Saudi Arabia], near Mecca." Mr. Al-Kidwa also announced that the Arab in reality has the true Jewish blood while the Jew is from a Khazarian race."

From Walid Shoebat, http://answering-islam.org.uk/Walid/israel.htm

31 posted on 02/17/2004 7:31:12 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Who cares. Long past time for Yassar to assume room temperature.
32 posted on 02/17/2004 7:33:38 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: dennisw; SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; ...
Here are some of the Israeli comments on the article; LOL:

"Let's give him Israeli citizenship"

"The Jewish Agency missed one"

"If Arafat is Jewish....I am Arab!"

"With these kinds of Jews, who needs Arabs?"

"Wait, now we need to give him a Bar-Mitzvah, and circumcision"

"If he is Jewish and his is living in Gaza...HE IS AN ILLEGAL SETTLER!"

"We should welcome him as a new immigrant"

"He is living with the Arabs in his Mukata, which proves there can be Jewish co-existance with Arabs"

"In the end, we are all Jews!"

33 posted on 02/17/2004 7:34:32 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
"Gaza funeral for Arafat's sister - GAZA CITY: The funeral of one of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's sisters will be held in the Gaza Strip today. Yussra Al Qidwa will be buried in a ceremony in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, the official agency Wafa reported yesterday. A book of condolences will also be opened at Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah for two days after the funeral. Qidwa, 77, died in the Palestine Hospital, in the northern Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, following an illness. She had lived in Egypt since 1994 with her husband Jarir Al Qidwa, who had served as Arafat's adviser on education and her son, Nassir, is the Palestinian representative to the United Nations. Arafat is currently under Israeli siege in his West Bank headquarters. In addition to her son, Al Kidwah is survived by three daughters. source: gulf-daily-news.com"

From Saudi Arabia News, http://www.najaco.com/travel/news/saudi_arabia/2003/august/13.htm
34 posted on 02/17/2004 7:37:32 PM PST by Piranha
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To: yonif
Yoni, this is hysterical--there's no other way to make the gullible Arab world hate Arafat than to call him a Jew.
35 posted on 02/17/2004 7:38:12 PM PST by Catspaw
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To: yonif
Um, this would be interesting except for one tiny little problem.

Arafat was born in Egypt.

L

36 posted on 02/17/2004 7:38:51 PM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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To: Alouette
Actually Yasser Arafat is Japanese. His mother had an affair with Godzilla.

LOL. I always thought he was of the serpentine persuasion, myself.

37 posted on 02/17/2004 7:39:03 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (The brighter you are, the more you have to learn)
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To: Lurker
The article surmises that Arafat's father, of Moroccan Jewish descent, met Arafat's mother, an Arab woman from Jerusalem, and baby Yassir was born in Cairo.
38 posted on 02/17/2004 7:41:19 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
baby Yassir was born in Cairo

Now there's a nightmare for ya....

39 posted on 02/17/2004 7:44:58 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (The brighter you are, the more you have to learn)
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To: Piranha
In which case Yasir would be an Egyptian Jew, not a Moroccan one.

For bonus points, do you know who Yasirs uncle was?

L

40 posted on 02/17/2004 7:49:39 PM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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To: yonif
So funny!!! Many, many thanks for translating. Israel is a comedy superpower.
41 posted on 02/17/2004 7:51:25 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Reptilian.
42 posted on 02/17/2004 7:52:22 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: Lurker
The article claims that his blood relationship with the Husseinis (the Mufti who palled around with Hitler) is questionable.

I don't know...the Baba Sali?
43 posted on 02/17/2004 7:52:46 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
So what's the name of the Moroccan village? My wife is Jewish from Morocco.
44 posted on 02/17/2004 7:54:48 PM PST by cookcounty (John Kerry's done more to damage the reputation of VN vets than any other living American.)
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To: cookcounty
Dunno. See post no. 24.
45 posted on 02/17/2004 7:55:43 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha
Give the man a cigar. Arafats uncle was a pal of our old friend, Uncle Adolph.

In fact, he formed an all Muslim brigade to assist the SS in exterminating Jews.

However, I think doubts about Arafats lineage are irrelavent. What is relevant are his actions, and there's no doubt that he wants to see all the Jews in the Middle East dead.

L

46 posted on 02/17/2004 8:04:13 PM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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To: Piranha
Mr. Al-Kidwa also announced that the Arab in reality has the true Jewish blood

Does this mean they are going to start blowing each other up?

47 posted on 02/17/2004 8:21:09 PM PST by blanknoone
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To: Piranha
I was understanding that Arafat (his nom de guerre) was an Egyptian. He's certainly not a "palestinian".

He's also a rumored homosexual. And on the KGB payroll. ... but now I am getting into conspiracy muck, better check my BBC sources ... NOPE, completely wrong, he's a nobel prize winner and like winnie mandela, never hurt a fly.


48 posted on 02/17/2004 8:38:43 PM PST by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com)
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To: Alouette; All
OMGG that is funny rack itt

ROFL

You are baddd
My take is

I hear Arafat is originally from Egypt he just settle in Jordan
49 posted on 02/17/2004 9:21:21 PM PST by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: dennisw
Alan King (as Rabbi Lembeck) appeared in what great movie that Roger Simon wrote the screen play for?

BYE-BYE BRAVERMAN?
50 posted on 02/17/2004 9:21:32 PM PST by eddiespaghetti (with the meatball eyes.)
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