On Arafat- Elias Choufani, his daughter and her poetic license
|Arafat addresses the UN General Assembly, Geneva 1988|
|Arafat with his men in 1982|
|Arafat at the UN in 1974|
|Arafat under siege in his compound in Ramallah|
PLO leader Yasser #Arafat was a leader of a revolution who received in 1974 a standing ovation at the General Assembly. He led his men, on the ground, in 1982 under extraordinary circumstances with the PLO and allies vastly out-manned and outgunned. In 1988, because the US denied Arafat a visa, the UN General Assembly took the extraordinary measure of moving its meeting from NYC to Geneva so that he could address it.
#EliasChoufani, whose daughter made a "poetic piece" where he attacks Arafat, is a mere paper pusher- with strong 'tude. A chickenhawk who never saw any military action.
Of course the enemies of the Palestinian people will focus on the paper pusher, his daughter and her poetic work- and will use his "poetic words" to attack Arafat's legacy.
Choufani's poetic license deserves a less than poetic response.