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Newly Opened Arafat Museum Peddling Lies

According to news reports, the new Arafat museum opened today in Ramallah.

The centerpiece? His bedroom.

My initial thought? Ewwwwwwwww

arafat-museumThe bedroom, left largely untouched since Arafat’s death, is housed in a vacant wing of the Muqata that is connected to the new $7 million, 2,600 square meter (28,000 square foot) museum by a bridge.

“Arafat’s story is the story of the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and independence,” said Nasser Kidwa, Arafat’s nephew and head of the Arafat Foundation.

The museum tracks Arafat’s life, saying he was born on Aug. 4, 1929, in the Old City of Jerusalem, though other accounts have said he was born in either Gaza or Cairo.

It displays many of his famous belongings: the old radio he used when he was working underground in the West Bank after Israel captured the territory in 1967, his last pair of eyeglasses, pens, handwritten papers and a gun he kept on his office desk.

Arafat was born in Egypt.

Be that as it may, in an Israellycool exclusive, I can reveal some of the other items displayed at this museum.

The gold medal he won for shot put at the 1948 Olympics 

The gold medal he won at the 1948 Olympics for shot put

A love letter he wrote to his former lover Raquel Welch

A love letter he wrote to his lover Raquel Welch

People magazine cover for when he won Sexiest Man Alive

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His Nobel Peace Prize

Oh wait, that actually happened

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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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