"Obama Friend Khalidi Praised Palestinian Terrorist Behind Munich Olympics Attack"

I link, you decide:

Fox News reports that Rashid Khalidi wrote a 1991 obit of Salah Khalaf (also known as Abu Iyad): "Abu Iyad will be sorely missed by the Palestinian people to whom he devoted his life."

Note that Khalidi's book 'The Iron Cage' mentioned Iyad on Page 141 (link).


Hannity is saying Khalidi praised the PLO terrorist Abu Iyaf in his obituary in 1991. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g17gT4eLAg ) What he does not say is that in this very short piece, Khalidi writes: "Abu Iyad was the prime political strategist inside Fatah and the PLO in recent years, playing a crucial role in winning the Palestine National Council over to a diplomatic strategy in its 1988 meeting in Algiers with his eloquent speeches and his back room political skills." (MER 169, p. 4) I think first this shows that already in 1991 Khalidi was on the very moderate side of Palestinians. And second that Hannity is a jackass (well that is not really new :-) )