Obama Speaks Under Arafat Banner


obama2At a press conference today in Ramallah, President Barack Obama addressed the assembled journalists while standing under a Yasser Arafat banner:

Photo Credit: NewscomPhoto Credit: Newscom

“Hope everyone saw presser. If not there, it was notable that Obama and Abbas spoke from under a banner bearing pictures of Arafat and Abbas. Also another big banner was hanging on wall nearby with Abbas kind of superimposed on Arafat,” the White House pool reporter notes.

Arafat, as the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting has noted, “is known to many as the “father of modern terrorism.” Below is a timeline of some of the key events of his life and terrorist acts with which he was associated.”

CAMERA notes, “In fact, groups under Arafat’s direct or indirect command – including Fatah, Black September, Tanzim and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade – were responsible for hundreds of bombings, hijackings, assassinations and other attacks, including the 1972 murder of 11 of Israel’s Olympic athletes in Munich, the 1973 murder of the American ambassador to Sudan, Cleo Noel, and the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruiseship (resulting in the murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer).”


{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Oh no- good glory. Now Matzav.com is displaying a picture of Arafat (yimach shmo). What’s next…

    I guess some things are unavoidable!

  2. Yasser Arafat was a murderer and a major “ganif” of moneys directed to the Palestinian people and not for the enrichment of the Arafat family and his cronies.

    President Obama was ok with Arafat, the leader and the symbol…We must not forget that the President asked Georgetown University to cover their Catholic symbols when he spoke there.

    Murder, theft are ok. Catholic symbols are not.

  3. CAMERA is 100% correct but Obama can’t be expected to be more pro-Israel than Perez who is responsible for the whole Palestinian mess. He’s the one who invited Arafat back in to Israel when the PLO was fading away.

    As we know we Jews are our own worst enemy.

  4. Honestly its a little bit annoying to see that Arafat picture of course behind the president who I am clearly sure does not promote Arafats ideas in any way. But of course, this article is on Matzav and based on all the hate of Obama that I have seen on here in the least years or so, I can not feel that I trust this news source and realize that this may be a doctored image too. So unless I read this somewhere else and there is public outrage, I am going to discount this story as combatively useless.

  5. President Clinton invited Arafat to the white house numerous times, and by doing so he was not condoning terrorism. So lets save the obama critisism for when its appropriate.

  6. He “obama” made georgetown University cover all christian symbols, yet he stand under arafat and makes a speech to the middle east. Why does this man love anything that’s anti american.give illegals more rights than American citizens have.
    He opened jails and let out these pieces of garbage and since they broke the law Obama wants to reward them. It’s time to stop talking and rise up against this out of control government.