Awful. Barack Obama Holds Presser Under Giant Arafat Banner
Horrible. Barack Obama held a press conference today in the West Bank under a Yassir Arafat banner.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands at a news conference at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank City of Ramallah March 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)
According to Camera Organization 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).
Obama speaks as Arafat looks down on him in the background. (Reuters)