although he wanted the world to think he was. This was just another of Arafat's lies. Arafat did admire Hajj Amin al-Husseini, though, and claimed he was an uncle. What a wonderful role model: a Nazi supporter, raiser of three Muslim SS divisions convicted of war crimes, the man who convinced Hitler to appoint him the custodian of "The Final Solution to the Jewish Question" for the Middle East and a war criminal wanted by Yugoslavia for crimes against humanity. That's the kind of person Yasser Arafat admired and aspired to be, and he created the PLO to achieve this ambition.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)