K.S. Rajan (3 Jan 2012)
"Report by Jim Fletcher"

Jan 2, 2012
Aiding the Palestinians
I was sickened to read that the U.S. Congress is releasing “aid” to the Palestinians. According to the Associated Press:
“Lawmakers have freed up a little more than 20 percent of $187 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians that had been frozen over the Palestinian bid for U.N. membership. Members of Congress have made available $40 million in economic and humanitarian funding for the Palestinians, the State Department said Wednesday. The money is administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development and ‘has been vital to establishing and strengthening the foundations necessary for a future Palestinian state,’ the department said.”
What a sick joke.
The AP also reported that the PLO’s best friend in Washington has their backs, too:
“The administration is pressing Congress to release the remaining $147 million that comes from the last budget cycle in which aid to the Palestinians was to total 545.7 million. New funding for the Palestinians will be subject to additional scrutiny and can be blocked if they win full admission to the United Nations before a peace deal with Israel is agreed.
The administration has asked Congress for $513.4 million in aid for the Palestinians in fiscal year 2012.”
How sick is our world today? The previous paragraphs answer that question. Hard-working Americans are expected to cough-up a half-billion dollars for a terrorist entity! Remember 9/11? Remember scenes of Palestinians in east Jerusalem shouting for joy and passing out candy in celebration?
It is beyond repulsive that we are funding murderers. Add to this insanity the fact that many even now in the West are demonizing Israel’s every move, and it is clear that Isaiah was right when he said the day would come when good would be evil and evil would be good.
What we have here is a classic inversion of the truth. The Palestinian Arabs have hated the Jews for a hundred years, or more. Woven into their terror war has been a broader propaganda war that has proven largely successful. It will get worse.
Very few are aware of the origins of the propaganda war against Israel. Shoot, most aren’t even aware there is one. They believe whatever comes out of Brian Williams’ mouth. They believe the nonsense written by Joe Klein and the dupes with the International Solidarity Movement. And as I have been saying for some time, the situation is worst in the American Church. From Carl Medearis to the growing emphasis on social justice in the pages of Relevant magazine, we are seeing a tidal wave of change from pro Israel support to what some are calling “Christian Palestinianism.”
But what have the Palestinians been up to, oh, the last several decades?
Originally, due to the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt began training and equipping the Arabs in what had been Mandate Palestine.
Between 1949 and 1956, the Egyptian “fedayeen” (terrorists) infiltrated Israel and launched 9,000 attacks that killed 600 Israelis and wounded thousands. One of the most capable killers was the evil Yasser Arafat.
In 1964, Arafat sent Abu Jihad to North Vietnam to study the propaganda tactics of Ho Chi Minh and they had the writings of General Nguyen Giap, as well as Mao’s and Che Guevara, translated into Arabic.
(This partly explains the huge number of Che t-shirts—expressing solidarity with the Palestinians—that I saw in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City this past summer.)
Arafat was interested in Ho Chi Minh’s expertise in garnering support from left-wing sympathizers in Europe and the U.S. The North Vietnamese had successfully transformed their story from one of aggressive attacks on South Vietnam into a struggle for “national liberation.”
Giap told the PLO: “Stop talking about annihilating Israel and instead turn your terror war into a struggle for human rights. Then you will have the American people eating out of your hand.”
The PLO/PA currently has a growing number of American Christian leaders eating out of its hand, as it continues to spread lies about the Palestinian narrative, the story that says all the ills in the Middle East are Israel’s fault.
As the Cold War heated up, the Soviets realized the PLO was perfect for fomenting violence and chaos. The Soviets trained PLO terrorists at the Moscow-based Patrice Lumumba People’s Friendship University. Romanian intelligence provided the PLO with logistical support while weapons came from the KGB and East German Stasi.
This was in the years immediately preceding the President of Appeasement, Jimmy Carter, and his policies of weakness, which the PLO capitalized on. Within five years of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty (in which Israel gave back the whole of the Sinai), Hamas was formed.
Hamas says in its charter that it is “the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Hello, is anybody listening?
After Arafat launched another terror war in September 2000, Hamas launched 425 terror attacks against Israel, including 52 homicide bombers. A total of 377 Israelis were killed, and 1,646 were wounded.
Since Arafat and the PLO/PA came to power in Gaza and parts of the West Bank in 1994, 28,000 terror attacks were launched against Israelis, with 1,700 murdered and another 7,000 wounded.
Still, it is Israel that’s condemned. It is wholly unacceptable that we are giving a half-billion dollars to these people. Does anybody care? Is anyone going to protest this outrage?
In all this, leftists in America (and a growing number of evangelicals) condemn Israel for the security fence constructed…to save Jewish lives.
It is estimated that 90 percent of the terror attacks have been stopped by the fence. Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shalah said on Al-Manar TV (Hezbollah) that if the security fence were not in place, “the situation would be entirely different.”
No kidding.
Why is the left obsessed and angry about Israel’s security fence, especially in light of the following examples:
“The fence separating Spain from Morocco at Ceuta, the British fence that ran through Belfast in Northern Ireland, the fence dividing North and South Korea, the fence that China built to keep out starving North Koreans, the fence dividing Greek from Turkish Cyprus, the fences between India and Pakistan and between India and Bangladesh, the fence between Batswana and Zimbabwe, the fence between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the fence recently built by Saudi Arabia to stop weapons smuggling from Yemen, and of course the controversial security fence planned to extend hundreds of miles on the U.S.-Mexico border.”
(This and other information comes from the book, History Upside Down, by David Meir-Levi.)
Why doesn’t Jim Wallis write extensively about these fences? Why doesn’t Lynne Hybels speak at a Christ at the North Korean Checkpoint? Doesn’t Brian McLaren play the bongos and sing at sit-ins near the Indian-Bangladesh fence? Isn’t that an apartheid wall?
Between 1967 and 1993, the Arab population in the territories grew from 950,000 to more than 3,000,000. Almost 260 new towns emerged. By 1993, almost 300,000 Palestinians worked in Israeli tourism, agricultural and manufacturing.
But according to the propagandists—funded by the American taxpayer—Israel has been responsible for genocide against the Palestinian Arabs.
But I want you to think about those numbers. Between the time Israel took territory in a defensive war in ’67, until the disastrous Oslo Accords brought the mass-murderer Arafat to power in Gaza, the Arab population grew! They were far more prosperous than their cousins in neighboring, oppressive countries.
A half-billion dollars? At a time when Americans can’t even pay their own bills? A half-BILLION dollars for these people?
We should cut the Palestinians a check that would bounce like a basketball at Madison Square Garden