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September 12, 1980 - Image 95

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

PLO's 'Moderate' Arafat Prepares for More Terror

Happy New Year

(Editor's note: Another
expose of the anti-Israel
plotting by Yasir Arafat
and the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization is con-
tained in the following
article, which appeared
in Newsweek Sept. 8.)
For more than a year,
Yasir Arafat has been wag-
ing a diplomatic offensive
against Israel. To win sup-
port overseas, particularly
in Western Europe, the
leader of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization halted
terrorist activities outside
Israel and the occupied
Arab territories and
loosened his ties with ter-

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YASIR ARAFAT

rorist groups such as the
Irish Republican Army, the
Red Brigades in Italy and
the Baader-Meinhof gang in
West Germany.
Arafat also cast himself
as a moderate and prag-
matist by dropping hints
that the PLO would be will-
ing to settle for a state in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip,
rather than continue its
crusade to destroy Israel.
But the diplomatic cam-
paign hasn't lived up to ex-
pectations and now — for
the moment, at least —
Arafat plans to put the em-
phasis on fighting, rather
than talking.
In an exclusive interview
with Newsweek's Chris J.
Harper last week, Arafat
indicated that he had given
up hope for diplomatic help
from Western Europe. In-
stead, he said he expected
more battles with Israel in
southern Lebanon.
"We are facing a war of
attrition," Arafat de-
clared. He blamed the
U.S. Presidential cam-
paign, in part, for the in-
creasing violenCe.
"We see the competitive
statements from the
Presidential candidates to
give more and more conces-
sions to Israel even at a time
when the Israeli attacks on
the Lebanese and Palesti-
nians are escalating," he
said.
But the prospect of more
fighting did not seem to
daunt Arafat. "Maybe what
we need in the Arab world is
a military shock," he said.
"The reliance of America
and Europe on this so-called
Arab moderation will not
last long."
A new round of violence
in the area has already
begun to build. Israeli
troops and warplanes
pounded Palestinian posi-
tions in southern Lebanon
last week, and an Israeli
fighter shot down a Syrian
MiG. Three bombs exploded
in Israel, killing one person.
Arafat does not neces-
.
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Despite clamorous Arab
propaganda, which has suc-
ceeded in establishing the
concept of "the legitimate
rights of the Palestinians"
in the organs of world public
opinion, the world commu-
nity is beginning to recog-
nize the fact that the Jewish
refugees from Arab coun-
tries have no less legitimate
rights, and that these rights
should be fully acknowl-
edged and restored.

Refugee R ghts

sarily expect to win the
"war of attrition" in
southern Lebanon. "Is-
rael is a huge power," he
said. "We can't compare
with their equipment . . .
we might receive some
hammer strikes here and
there." But Arafat insists:
"No one can defeat our
revolution."
The PLO is feverishly
shoring up its defenses.
From a growing arsenal of
Soviet-made heavy arms, it
has positioned T-55 tanks in
southern Lebanon. And, al-
though Arafatdenies it, in-
telligence sources say he
submitted a military shop-
ping list to the Soviets after
his one-day trip to the Mos-
cow Olympics.
Arafat's preparations for
battle should hearten hard-
line critics — both within
and outside the PLO — who
sneered at his diplomatic of-
fensive. The Soviet Union,
Syria, Libya, South Yemen
and Algeria all opposed the
campaign for fear Arafat
would make a deal that
would cut them out.
PLO radicals, led by
George Habash, leader of
the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine,
simply wanted less talk and
more military action. The
hard core of the PLO are
refugees who came from the
interior of Israel and are
more interested in the right
to return there than in end-
ing the occupation of the
West Bank.
At a meeting last May
of Fatah, Arafat's own
wing of the PLO, milit-
ants presented a resolu-
tion calling for the "liq-
uidation" of Israel, un-
dercutting Arafat's mod-
erate image. Arafat had
to disassociate himself
from the provacative
measure. Last week he
insisted that it was "only
a draft resolution" and
that "it was not ap-

proved."
Even though PLO hard-
liners are straining at the
leash, there is no sign that
Arafat is in any danger of
losing his job. Most experts
believe that he is too much a
symbol of the Palestinian
cause to be seriously chal-
lenged by anyone.
Arafat may yet be able to
turn the PLO back onto the
diplomatic path once the
U.S. elections are out of the
way — if there seems to be
hope then for a negotiated
solution. But for now,
events compel him to take a
tough line.
"In a sense, Menahem

Begin is our best ally," he
said last week, referring to
Israel's Prime Minister.
"We hope he will increase
his aggression and his ter-
rorism so that everybody all
over the world will discover
the ugly face of this Israeli
military junta." Clearly,
Yasir Arafat prefers for the
moment to talk war rather
than peace.

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