Palestine Liberation Organization

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Palestine Liberation Organization

The "Palestine Liberation Organization" (PLO) was a creation of Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasserr, a man who was actively pro-Nazi/German during World War Two (WW2) and self-proclaimed "Palestinian" leader "Yasser Arafat. The actual creation was in the mid-1950's when terrorists of the nearly created PLO military arm, El Fatah, undertook a series of raids out of Egyptian-controlled Sinai against the Jewish state of Israel.

The PLO and Fatah were "officially" declared as representing all the "Palestinians" (people who had lived in the British Mandate of Palestine, then under the Jordanians for the eastern half of that mandate, and some who lived in the newly established Jewish state of Israel and had fled to the Jordanians, Egyptians, Syrians and into Lebanon.

PLO Fronts in the US

PLO supporters, ranging from "Palestinians", to immigrant Arabs, Arab-Americans, and anti-Israel Marxists and self-hating Jews, created a number of front organizations in support of the PLO, most noticeably in the 1970s and 80s. Among them was the predecessor "Ad Hoc Committee to Support the Palestinian People" (need full name), 1977-78, its' fully formed successor, the "Palestinian Human Rights Committee" (PHRC) and its fronts (Emergency Committee to Save Palestinian Mayors) (need full name), etc.

Later a mixture of PLO supporters and American communists, some of whom were members of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), formed the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), created by James Zogby and others.

In June 1982, a new front was created entitled "Ad Hoc Committee in Defense of the Palestinian and Lebanese Peoples" (ADCDPLP) and made itself known in a full-page ad in the Washington Post of June 27, 1982, P. A11. "Signers" of this ad included the full range of pro-PLO and/or anti-Israel individuals (who often represented larger groups) with a good number of hardcore CPUSA members and Marxists in the mix. There were a few black leftists as well as a couple former diplomats, assorted leftist professors, clergymen, and dupes. Some were unknown persons in terms of their names having appeared before in communist fronts and causes, or even pro-PLO fronts.

The sheer deception of the claims by this Ad Hoc groups about Israeli military actions against PLO forces in Lebanon should have made some of them skeptical to downright dubious if they had just read any major U.S. newspaper, even liberal ones.

The full text of the ad and all the signers appears below:

"DEATH AND DEVASTATION IN LEBANON: * 40,000 people killed and wounded; * 700,000 people homeless"

"The invasion of Lebanon by Israel on the 15th anniversary of the 1967 War had entailed intensive bombing of Beirut, Tyre, and Sidon and the total destruction of scores of small towns, villages and refugee camps. CONTINUE