by Tom Gross
The papers are full of reports about the startling criticism of
The Los Angeles Times noted that "Hillary Rodham Clinton's harsh words stunned
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The Washington Post wrote that "Relations with
Even the Anti-Defamation League, one of
WHITE HOUSE SILENT
At the same time as rebuking Israel, neither the White House nor State Department had anything to say about the fact that the U.S.-financed Palestinian Authority, led by "moderate" Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, renamed a central public square in Ramallah on Thursday in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, the woman who in 1978 helped carry out the deadliest single terrorist attack in Israel's history.
Mughrabi was the leader of a Fatah PLO terror squad armed with Kalashnikov rifles, RPG light mortars and high explosives, that sailed from
Fatah representatives at the ceremony on Thursday described Mughrabi as "a courageous fighter who held a proud place in Palestinian history."
"WE ARE ALL DALAL MUGHRABI"
"We are all Dalal Mughrabi," declared Tawfiq Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee.
An official PA ceremony was postponed due to the visit to the region by Vice President Joe Biden. The square, planted with greenery and flowers, is outside the Palestinian Authority's National Political Guidance headquarters. Political guidance chief Gen. Adnan Damiri said a statue of Mughrabi would be erected in the square.
In fairness to the New York Times, which I often criticize, it should be noted that it was one of the few papers in the world to report this story (on Page 9 of the
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, EU HELPING TO FUND THE GLORIFICATION OF TERRORISTS
Palestinian Authority Television (funded indirectly by west European governments and the Obama administration) also interviewed the terrorist's sister, Rashida Mughrabi, on the anniversary of the attack. She called the attack a moment of "great pride" for all her family and urged Palestinian TV viewers to carry out more such attacks.
On Thursday, the host of Palestinian Authority TV also lavishly praised the 1978 attack which he called "a glorious chapter in the history of the Palestinian people."
He told assembled children gathered in the studio audience that "the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi prepared to meet God by carrying out a self-sacrifice. She is a symbol and model of resistance, sacrifice, and Martyrdom-seeking."
Tom Gross is a former
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