View Full Version : France: Arafat was born in Jerusalem
Ok neophytes and Sluggos, is this a big deal? Why or why not?
Busy building the Arafat myth already.
I guess if you tell a lie enough times, people start believing it.
There will be a "balagan" if/when they try and bury him in Jerusalem.
And of course we all know he was born in Egypt. For me, it's enough to know he died a decrepit old man, having fled his revolutionary roots for the comfort of a western hospital bed. Finding his grave site will always be easy too... just look for a place where nothing good grows. He'll be there.
By the way, if anyone hasn't read "War Without End" by Antoine LaGuardia, you really should. It's pretty depressing how locked in combat that region has been and is likely to remain, but the book was a huge education for me, and I have lived and worked in the ME for years.