Sari Nusseibeh - A Deadly Coral Snake Posing as Harmless Skipjack Snake

Yedioth Achronot , August 20, 2002

The Oslo Architects, Department of State officials, the U.N., the New York Times, the Washington Post and human rights activists have heralded Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, a key PLO operative and the President of Al-Quds University, as a man of peace.  Really?!

 

IN A JANUARY 21, 2001 LETTER TO SADDAM HUSSEIN, NUSSEIBEH WROTE: "In the name of Al-Quds University... allow me to express the admiration of the Palestinians for your honorable positions... You represent the vanguard of steadfastness...We, in Jerusalem, are inspired by you... We are proud to belong to a nation, which considers you a symbol of resistance and a symbol of its greatness... We are certain of your support..." Ten years earlier, DURING THE 1991 GULF WAR, NUSSEIBEH WAS ARRESTED BY ISRAEL'S POLICE FOR COLLABORATING WITH SADDAM, in an attempt to improve the accuracy of Saddam's Squad missiles fired at Israel.  According to the February 8, 1991 issue of Ha'aretz (dovish) daily, Yossi Sarid, a leader of Israel's Left, told supporters that he would not attend any rally on behalf of Nusseibeh, "since the arrest was not politically-motivated."  Roni Milo, another dovish politician, then the Minister of Police, stated on February 7, 1991 (Ha'aretz) that "Nusseibeh performed severe acts of treachery and collaboration with the enemy."  Judge Vardi Zeiler, President of the Jerusalem County Court, confirmed (Ha'aretz, February 4, 1991) that "Nusseibeh's arrest was on national and personal security grounds."  On January 31, 1991 Ha'aretz reported that Nusseibeh transferred hundreds of thousand dollars to Palestinian terrorist cells during the Gulf War.   But, Sari Nusseibeh is a man of peace...

 

NUSSEIBEH'S PHILOSOPHY ON THE DISMANTLING OF ISRAEL was detailed in his own September 15, 2000 document, written in Arabic.  He concluded that the "Algeria Model", which calls for the military destruction of Israel, has portrayed Arabs as aggressors.  Therefore, suggested Nusseibeh, it has to be replaced by the "South African Model", featuring integration as a means of the eventual dismantling of the Jewish State.  According to Nusseibeh, the "South African Model" - bolstered by a more positive balance of power - would then transform Israel from a Jewish State, dominated by "a Zionist racist regime," to a Palestinian democratic secular state.  That state would stretch from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean.  He emphasized that the South African Model - which would facilitate the eventual return of the 1948 refugees to "their homes" - does NOT entail a ceasefire.

But, Sari Nusseibeh is a man of peace...

 

NUSSEIBEH'S AUTHENTIC POSITION ON THE "RIGHT OF RETURN" OF THE 1948 REFUGEES (A EUPHEMISM FOR THE ANNIHILATION OF ISRAEL) WAS EXPRESSED IN A MARCH 6, 2002 NEWS RELEASE to the Arab media: "Israel has to assume responsibility for the plight of the Palestinian refugees, and to recognize their natural right to return... The implementation of U.N. resolution 194 (December 11, 1948) mandates Israel to pay full compensation to the Palestinian refugees, and to discuss the return of those wishing to do so."   But, Sari Nusseibeh is a man of peace...

 

NUSSEIBEH'S ACCURATE POSITION ON HOMICIDE BOMBERS was exposed during a June 29, 2002 ("Al Jazirah") TV discussion, in Arabic, with Khalid Mashal, a Hamas leader, and Umm Nidal, a proud mother of a homicide bomber, seated next to him.  Following up on Mashal's and Umm Nidal's praising of terrorism, Nusseibeh contended: "Hats off to Umm Nidal, and to any warrior of Palestinian Jihad [Holy War]... Listening to Umm Nidal, I recall the Koranic verse stating that Paradise is at the feet of mothers... I do not wish to mix politics with the respect felt by each Palestinian toward Jihad warriors..." On June 21, 2002 Nusseibeh sponsored a full-page advertisement, published by PLO dailies (and grossly misrepresented by Western media), calling "to reconsider military action against civilians within the Green Line... since it does not advance the political goals of the Palestinian People..." He did NOT call for the end of homicide bombing; he limited the call for reconsideration to a certain geographic area; he did NOT urge reconsideration due to normative-moral reasons, but due to "pragmatic" reasons.  But, Sari Nusseibeh is a man of peace...

 

IT WAS ARAFAT WHO APPOINTED NUSSEIBEH TO THE POST OF PRESIDENCY AT AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY IN JERUSALEM.  Arafat has appointed each of the members of the board of the University, has supervised the activities of the university, has controlled and approved the budget of the Jerusalem-based university, which has been registered at the registry of the Palestinian Authority, in clear and striking violation of the Israeli law.  An August 2001 document submitted to Arafat, by Nusseibeh, confirms that Al-Quds University has become - under the leadership of Sari Nusseibeh - the Jerusalem headquarters for the PLO/PA (Palestinian Authority), preoccupying itself with the organization of anti-Israel rallies, anti-Israel propaganda, illegal construction in order to "stop the Judaization of Jerusalem," support of families of Palestinian terrorists, the repartitioning of Jerusalem and other illegal activities.  But, Sari Nusseibeh is a man of peace...

 

NUSSEIBEH HAS BECOME A POLISHED EDITION OF THE LATE FEISAL HUSSEINI, who has been exposed by the Orient House Archive as a corrupt leader, a supporter of terrorism, instigator of violence, agitator of Israeli Arabs, violator of the law, who considered the Oslo Accord to be the Palestinian Trojan Horse, hauled by Israel into Jerusalem, thus causing the demise of the Jewish State.  But, Sari Nusseibeh is supposedly a man of peace...

 

Israeli and Western supporters of Sari Nusseibeh applauded the Oslo Accords in 1993, heralded Arafat as a worthy Nobel Laureate in 1994, and fiercely opposed the closure of Feisal Husseini's Orient House in 2001.  Rather than learning from their own devastating errors of judgment, they have systematically repeated their mistakes, thus exacerbating an explosive reality, boosting the maneuverability of Palestinian terrorists and undermining the prospects for peace.  Their continued support of Sari Nusseibeh and other leaders of the terrorist PLO/PA, who pose as men of peace, precludes the emergence of an alternative peaceful Palestinian leadership.