Arafat Opts for the ‘Hudaibiya’ Treaty

Published on 06/27/2002 | | by Emanuel Winston | 0 Comments
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Published in Free Republic

Yassir Arafat has stretched his “Intifada” of Terror as far as he was allowed after Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel (Arik) Sharon made various incursions into the areas previously gifted to Arafat under the Oslo Accords. Arafat knew that he was coming close to the end. But, even then, he expected benefits from the Europeans and the U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell for Israel’s assaults which Arafat caused by his homicide bombings of Israelis. Even now, there is anticipation that the Bush family will, in deference to Arab interests, opt to save Arafat and reward his Terror with what Powell calls a “Provisional State”.

When Arafat’s homicide bombings killed 31 Israelis in 3 days, Sharon opted to take-over areas previously gifted to Yassir Arafat under Oslo. At this point, even Arafat’s own spokesman and so-called leaders printed a full page ad in the “Al Quds” newspaper, with signatures from 55 highly placed leaders in the Palestinian Authority, pleading with the bombers to stop killing by telling them it was now hurting their cause. They offered no apologies to their victims but merely stated that the tactic of murder was no longer useful and a new approach must be used.

Arafat now agrees to accept the “Camp David 2 Accords” in which President Clinton forced then Prime Minister Ehud Barak to offer 95% of Judea and Samaria, all of Gaza, all Jerusalem occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, (probably including gifting the Golan Heights to Syria). But, Arafat insisted on also giving 3-5 million Arabs the “Right of Return”. That was the deal breaker.

Arafat refused his State then but will accept it now that he’s lost what he calls his latest “Intifada of the Brave” which he started on September 28, 2000, Rosh Hashanah 2000. Arafat’s “capitulation” comes only after his Arabs have killed over 545 Israelis, wounding 4152, many maimed for life with lost limbs and bodies full of nails and shrapnel. And he has deliberately sacrificed his own Arab women and children as cannon fodder or human shields. He used his 9 years as Supreme Authority for his people to corrupt, steal, kill, and implant into his educational system (schools, TV, radio, newspapers and summer camps) the need for children to hate and kill Jews. He now awaits rescue by Bush and Powell. But, be aware that when Arafat signs any agreement, this is what he means:


For those who understand Arab culture, Koranic law considered non-Muslim infidels worth converting to Islam or killing. If you have studied Islamic history, you will recognize the term: “al-Hudaibiya Treaty” and its meaning to Muslims. Arafat often uses the expression “Hudaibiya” when he speaks to his people in Arabic or when he meets with the Arab National Council.

To all of them “Hudaibiya” is a well-understood code-word which, in brief, means “Kiss the hand of your enemy until you can cut it off.” That is what Mohammed did to the Jews of the Quraish Tribe (alternate spellings: Koreish or Quraiza or Qurayzah) who lived in Mecca. Arafat is now ready to play the “Hudaibiya”card by accepting the Camp David 2 offer of 1999, thereby staving off disaster for him and his cronies until he is militarily strong enough to mount another assault.

In the seventh century, Mohammed, supposedly received the word of G-d that he was G-d’s last and only prophet. He initiated the third monotheistic religion, Islam (which means “submission”). He zealously propagated Islam to the desert tribes in the Arabian Peninsula. To win over the Jews, he adopted many Jewish customs. But, the Jews in Mecca refused to accept any changes in Judaism. The Muslims and Mohammed negotiated with them to pray at the Ka’aba Stone, a black monolith in Mecca. Because they were only 1400 men, they offered a peace treaty, the “Hudaibiya Treaty”, suspending war for 10 years. Three years later, when Mohammed was stronger with a 10,000 man army, he set out to liberate Mecca and exterminated the Jewish tribe (1), decapitating the men, selling into slavery the women and children they didn’t kidnap. Because the Jews rejected Mohammed’s Islam, there are many hostile denunciations of Jews in the Koran and bitter attacks upon the Jewish tradition, which have affected the beliefs of religious Muslims today. (2)

Mohammed established forever the right and even obligation of every Muslim to make agreements with non-Muslims when necessary (but only for 10 years as in the “Hudaibiya Treaty”) and then break these agreements when stronger so Islam could advance. Neither honor, nor ethics, nor obligations are allowed to stand in the way of establishing domination of Islam across the entire planet.

Therefore, in keeping with Mohammed’s teachings, Arafat will now play the card of “Hudaibiya”. This makes every Arab Muslim a potential radical Fundamentalist, motivated by the strict laws of Islam. They believe their victims are infidels and, therefore, have no honor so to cheat them is acceptable as part of a war without end for Islam. As non-Muslims, they get no pity because the victim is something less than human. Islam divides the world into “Dar al Islam” (the world of Islam) and “Dar al Harb” (the world of infidels and, therefore, War).

Arafat will plead his willingness for peace and sign anything, now that he is losing land and power due to his homicidal actions. Arafat is expecting that the Europeans, the United Nations under Kofi Annan and, most certainly, the U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Arabist State Department will leap upon the offer. Their collective voices will say: “There, you see, he was always an honest partner, just a little late in adjusting to reality”. This reward for terror is expected by all of the above and will soon be delivered by President George W. Bush.

Regrettably, the nations have never understood why the Muslims and Arabs always seemed so quick to break contracts and agreements. Perhaps that is why America was so easily misled by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and, of course, the Arabist U.S. State Department.

Then, it is expected that President Bush, knowing that none of this is true, will pretend that Arafat has turned the corner. Bush will accept Powell’s pacifistic prodding and demand that Israel now give Arafat exactly what he wants. Somehow, Israel will be penalized as the victim of Arab terror, compounded by political and commercial needs of various industries.

Let me re-adjust that conclusion:

President Bush will give Arafat what a craven President Clinton and a weak Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered at Camp David 2 in desperation to Arafat. He recognized their weakness and thought he could get more, so Arafat refused 95% of Judea and Samaria and most of Jerusalem. Documents show that is when Arafat began planning for his next spontaneous “intifada” which he ignited on Rosh HaShanah 2000 – now 21 months – during which he has murdered 545 Israelis, wounding 4152.

The anti-Semite packs of the E.U., the U.N., the Arab League, and the State Department will dance and howl that their boy finally accepted their wisdom. The “Hudaibiya” Syndrome would now be in full play. According to schedule, a manipulative Arafat, like Mohammed, will offer a delaying treaty. There will be negotiations and conferences while Israel is forced to withdraw and cease fighting the on-going Terror. Arafat will spawn an occasional homicide bombing just to insure that everyone is anxiously prodded to keep up the negotiations while Arafat re-builds his broken terrorist infrastructure with more European and American taxpayers’ donor money. Powell will continue to plead with the terrorist nations to pretend to join a non-existent coalition to fight Global Terror while the father of all Terror is graciously awarded his own State as a free base of Terror operations.

George Tenet, head of the CIA, will re-build Arafat’s 12 Secret Services into one coordinated fighting unit with all the high tech equipment and training the CIA can provide. The Europeans will continue to pump money into Arafat’s burgeoning Army and re-build the infra-structure that those “careless” Jews destroyed – like barracks, police stations, new weapons and uniforms. Somehow, I also see foreign troops brought in as trainers and peacekeepers.

Israel will be dragged into a hell-hole called the International Peace Conference and threatened with embargoes and invasion if she dares to attack Arafat’s Terrorists in any form of defense or Hot Pursuit.

Naturally, the Leftist betrayers of the Jewish State will be part of the Planning Committee. This includes the Oslo Gang, e.g., Shimon Peres, Yossi Beilin, ‘et al’. Israel may have a French or Russian-style revolution where the Oslo Gang will be ruthlessly hunted down for the new graveyards they created by the sneak attack they conducted on the Israel public.

France, England, Norway, the U.N., Mary Robinson (of Durban, S.A. infamy) and others of the U.N. Colin Powell should arrive in high dudgeon, presumably dressed in robes befitting the Lord High Executioner of the Grand Inquisition. Of course, Egypt, Saudi Arabia – the exporters of Terror to America [9/11/2001] – along with Syria which has now been made Chair of the U.N. Security Council and the other rabble of the Arab League will create this Terror State to kill the Jewish State of Israel. These generally corrupt and vicious anti-Semites will gather in decorum – to sleep in elegant hotels, eat fine food and imbibe only the best wines (including and especially the suppressed tea-totaling Muslims) and then pass solemn judgement on Israel and the Jews.

The ambulatory scum of our planet will knowingly accept the “Hudaibiya” Syndrome and assist Arafat in giving birth to an abomination called the Terrorist State of Palestine. They will be so busy chortling and breaking wind from too much gourmet foot to notice that soon, that Terror State will grow in power and stick a shaft so far up their intestinal tract that even their tape-worm will feel the pain. Just as the State Department cultivated Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria, allowing Osama bin Laden’s sleeper al-Qaida terror agents to saturate America, so too will Arafat’s Terrorists poison the globe with Islamic fervor.

Be assured that, in America, we will hopefully see former President Bush and his cohort Baker, standing with Clinton in Court for what they did to Israel and to America in greed and perfidy, as partners with Arab regimes.

Let us hope to see a veritable parade of paddy wagons pull up in front of the State Department and the U.N. to empty those houses of ill repute for what they have foisted on the American and the Israeli people. We could empty the jails of petty criminals for those far more deserving of being taken out of circulation. Isn’t it time we cleared the filth, muck and betrayers out of our federal government? With Terrorists on one side of the gate (inside) and our bureaucrats on the other with the key, Americans just are not safe.


1. “Arabs in History” by Bernard Lewis p. 45, pp. 38-48 & chapter 8 – 4th revised edition Harper-Colophon Books NY 1966

2. “Some Koranic Pronouncements on the Jews” by Norman. A. Stillman also “The Jews in Arab Lands” pp. 150-151

1&2 “From Time Immemorial: Arab-Israel Conflict over Palestine” Chapter “The Arab Jew” by Joan Peters Harper & Rowe NY 1984

About the Author



Manny Winston, my late husband, flew from Chicago to Israel to volunteer during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He arrived with US secretary of state Henry Kissinger’s first ceasefire on October 21; I followed on October 30th.

Manny was picking grapefruit at Kibbutz Dalia when his friend, the artists, Sol Baskin called with a permit to enter the war zone. They drove to meet Gen. Ariel “Arik” Sharon at the Suez Canal. “Shalom” Baskin was part of the Mahal volunteers from America to the IDF, and a commissioned officer in Mahal. He was Arik’s commanding officer during the 1948 War of Independence, and they remained friends.

Manny brought his two Leica cameras and photographed an outstanding photo exposé on October 29 and 30. He saw and smelled the “killing fields” He met with Sharon, the young soldiers who had survived the destroyed tanks and he saw how the blown tank turret, flipped upside down destroyed the lives of those brave souls inside.

Manny did see these effects and, because he was a true Renaissance man, a graphic thinker who was a painter, sculptor and political analyst, he envisioned a solution to the weak point of the tank. He described a technique to conquer that weakness to Sharon, who sent him to Maj.-Gen. Israel Tal, the developer of the famed Merkava tank.

Manny’s “leap of imagination” created what became “Blazer” or “Reactive” Armor. He designed rectangles of hollow metal boxes with an explosive charge inside. These ‘so-called’ “skirts” were placed around the neck of the tank turret so that when hit, the explosive charge therein would push the incoming ballistic missile out, thereby saving the tank and its crew. This was compatible with the primary goal of Gen. Tal’s Merkava tanks: Defense of the Tank Crew.

That, along with speed, maneuverability, effective shooting and protection against damaging desert sand, were what made the Merkava “The Tank a Jewish Mother Would Love,” as Manny called it.

He also designed a better bridge for crossing the Canal – easier to carry and assemble, and less susceptible to the huge holes the tanks had already created on the day’s existing bridge.

Manny continued to submit creative concepts for defense and offense to Israel’s military industries – for which he received his Israeli citizenship and security clearance. Many of his concepts and ideas were adopted throughout the years. He never asked for credit or remuneration but even today, I see his concepts being used, either in action or in military articles. Someday I hope to publish the “WINSTON DEFENSE DESIGNS,” either online or in a book – a very big book, with his original drawings.

The Yom Kippur War was a seminal turning point in Israel’s history. We did win. It was a miracle, given the forces mounted against us, in number and backed up the Soviet Union.

We have 40 mounted color photographs by Emanuel A. Winston, ready to show at a traveling or permanent exhibition, which will enhance our appreciation of what our men and generals went through and achieved.

The Yom Kippur War was also a seminal turning point in the lives of the Winston family. It was our second trip to Israel. We had tried to make Aliyah in 1962 but didn’t succeed. I made Aliyah on November 7, 1979. Manny died on June 12, 2012, and is now buried on the Mount of Olives.

I sold the home he built in Highland Park, Illinois, in August 2012, and brought his manuscripts and published papers, to the home I built in Israel in 1992. Two of our sons and their families also live in the Jewish state.

My heartfelt message for you, the reader, is to invite all my friends, family and Internet friends to come to Israel. This is where a Jew can be truly Jewish.

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