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Over a week ago, the German daily Die Welt had reported that the European Commission’s Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) was covering up its findings that confirmed Israel’s claims that Yasser Arafat had diverted millions of dollars in EU funding to terrorist organizations. While OLAF denied a cover up, they did not deny the truth of the report.

OLAF has not denied the veracity of the report. It denied having been pressured to keep the results of the investigation under wraps, saying that it had not been published because it was still incomplete.

Well, it must have been horribly incomplete, because lo and behold, their published findings will apparently show no link between Arafat and terror.

A week after the German paper Die Weld reported suspicion is growing that money from PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s office was transferred to terror organizations, the French daily Liberation reported Wednesday that a report being prepared by the EU’s anti-fraud unit (OLAF) will show no financial ties between Arafat and terror.

The paper reported that according to its sources the report will show that Arafat did not use the financial assistance from the EU to “help in any way to fund terror organizations like the Al Aksa Brigades.”

But surely a European body would not cover up the true results of an investigation, would they?

Yes, they would. Cast your minds back a few months.

A study backed by the European Union on the rise of anti-Semitism has been shelved after officials decided that its findings were “too controversial”.

The 112-page survey, commissioned by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia based in Austria, found that many anti-Semitic incidents were carried out by Muslim and pro-Palestinian groups.

The research was ordered in response to fears that anti-Semitism was on the rise across Europe – and apparently confirmed the truth of the claims. However, the centre – which is the EU’s official racism watchdog – was unnerved by its results.

A spokesman for the watchdog refused to comment yesterday, but according to authoritative reports officials admitted a “political decision” was taken not to publish it partly because of fears that it would increase hostility towards Muslims.

Increasing hostility towards Muslims – unacceptable.

Using EU funds to kill Jews – acceptable.

FU, EU.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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