Palestinian Arabs

Published on 03/28/2003 | by Emanuel Winston | Archived in: Palestinian Arabs


Abu Mazen after Arafat

Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, is being groomed as a “moderate” as the Palestinians attempt to clean up his history. Abu Mazen was an agent trained by the East Germans during the Soviet era and a grade-A terrorist. He and many other Arabs were trained by the Soviets in the “fine arts” of terror and espionage.

Abu Mazen has made speeches which are recorded and confirm that he urged the Palestinians and the Arab nations to kill the Jews. There is not a hair’s breadth of difference between him and Arafat, except that he has a more pleasant face and can play the moderate. Arafat accepts Abu Mazen as a proven kindred spirit who reflects and agrees with his policies vis a vis the elimination of the Jewish State. Abu Mazen was, after all, his second-in-command.

While Arafat has the face of a degenerate barbarian, Abu Mazen has the visage of a pleasant elderly statesman — which is far more dangerous.

Abu Mazen made his thinking quite clear when he wrote a book entitled: The Secret Relations Between Nazism and Zionism. It has been reported that in 1992, a translation of this book was obtained by Simon Wiesenthal, but Shimon Peres requested that the translation not be published. [Why?]

If this report is accurate, that would mean that Abu Mazen was being protected by the political Left and, no doubt, by the U.S. State Department as a future replacement for Yassir Arafat. (Let us ask Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Wiesenthal Center to now release the translation, if he indeed has it.)

Think how many times the Europeans and the Arabists at the State Department were able to scrub Arafat seemingly clean, and present him as a statesman of quality, no matter how much evidence there was of his complicity in terror.

Everyone knew he was a liar, a killer and a planner of genocide, but yet he was able to pass himself off as statesman who could make peace. Abu Mazen is merely a well-spoken Arafat substitute, selected as presentable and able to front for what will be the same terrorist state envisioned by Arafat. Abu Mazen has been selected to shepherd the “Road Map” through, and to act as an apologist when the terror continues. Like Arafat, Abu Mazen will issue condemnations of suicide/homicide/genocide bombings while yet being part of their planning.

Abu Mazen was selected by the State Department and the European Union, not only because he had a face and manner that could be sold to the world as a moderate; he was also selected because he is a known terrorist who would be accepted and respected by the Arab Palestinians, raised on the teachings of Arafat that terrorism is the true path.

The Free West knows that a person without terrorist credentials would not be accepted by the numerous terrorist organizations, terrorist Nations or the Arab Palestinian people. Abu Mazen was a terrorist, is a terrorist and will be a terrorist, because his entire life has been dedicated to this ideology. Abu Mazen will always be Israel’s dedicated adversary and committed to her destruction, no matter how long it will take; but as Arafat has his enemies, so too will Abu Mazen, and he can count Arafat as his Number One Enemy.

But Arafat is a wily, old killer — just like Saddam. Both killed off potential rivals. As long as he lives, Arafat will never allow Abu Mazen full power and to climb onto his throne. If he thought he was getting close, Abu Mazen would meet the same fate as the late Faisal Husseini, who died of a sudden “heart attack,” or so they said.

The question is, who will die a sudden death first — Arafat or Abu Mazen? Clearly, the death of Arafat, if properly staged, will serve the cause far more than Abu Mazen’s.  The Arab “streets” would boil with the rage they enjoy so much.

The Arab Palestinians, as a mix of Arabs drawn from many Arab lands would like to claim legitimacy, so they need legends for a national memory that does not exist in history. Unlike Arab nations such as Egypt with an ancient history, the Arab Palestinians — despite boastful and imaginative claims that they came from the Philistines or other ancient cultures — are merely relatively new arrivals. So, if Arafat could achieve the heroic reputation equal to a Saladin (a Muslim Kurdish warrior of the 12th century), a dead Arafat — killed as a martyr (shahid) — would serve as a sort of mythological figure whose exploits would grow in time with the telling and re-telling. In the myth-making process so common in Arab Islamic culture, Arafat would soon achieve the status of a martyr or a reincarnation linked back to those who served Mohammed. Clearly, to various terrorists and those pushing the career of Abu Mazen, Arafat is worth far more dead than alive at this time.

I personally hope that Arafat refuses to go quietly into the night, and that whoever attacks him gets Abu Mazen first, because he is being set up to be the “iron fist in a velvet glove” by the American State Department and the Europeans. If Israel is to be bashed, diminished or disposed of, they need someone who can appear as a statesman and not as a terrorist.

Be assured, the high level of protection given to Arafat throughout the worst days of this terrorism, courtesy of the West, will be passed on to Abu Mazen regardless of the atrocities in which he will be involved.

No doubt, there are plenty of Arab terrorists among the various factions, who work with the PLO, but hate Yassir Arafat. There would be plenty of volunteers to see his demise, once the word is put out that America was no longer protecting Arafat, who has been under U.S. protection for many, many years. One day that infamous old story will be exposed — but not today.

However, at the moment, there is a major propaganda effort underway to erase Abu Mazen’s past as a calculating, trained agent and terrorist. He is to be “koshered” and if necessary, baptized in the River Jordan to “wash away his sins.” The machinery of Statehood is being lubricated to create an aura of sainthood, or at least, to secure him a place in what has become the “rogues’ gallery” of political, Nobel Laureates. A sure sign will be the blessing of the “High Priest” of the Left, Shimon Peres, to be followed by Yossi Beilin, Yossi Sarid and Peace Now, among other such court Jews following the sycophants of Europe. So get ready for the coronation, when the church bells in Bethlehem will ring and all will say:

“The king is dead. Long live the king!”

To our Israeli friends: We are in for a long war with Arab terror. Israelis, unlike Americans, do not project solutions very well, preferring to create scenarios (conceptzia in Hebrew), which avoid reality. Israelis, however, have the capability of adapting to crisis situations very creatively — if they have the benefit of accumulating the equipment for defense and the necessities for survival.

A war with Iraq has begun. It is anticipated that the Arab Palestinians will attack the Jews in Yesha (Yehuda, Shomron and Gaza), on a “voluntary” basis, stimulated by war fever projecting from their TV and other media. They have probably pre-planned such a “spontaneous” uprising.

During such a war, the Israeli army will be engaged at the borders and the settlements will be left to defend themselves. Such attacks will occur either during the present war against Iraq or after the “Road Map” creates an Arab “State of Palestine.”

Now is the time to train, arm and prepare Israeli civilians (men and women) for self-defense.

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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