In 1982, The NYT Linked Obama's Pal Khalidi to the PLO… Not Today

The LA Times is holding a video that shows Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who are openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama even gives a toast to a former PLO operative at this celebration. If the American public saw this radical side of Barack Obama it is unlikely he would ever be elected president.
But, the media refuses to release this video.


Terrorist Bill Ayers— Barack Obama— Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi
There are also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were at the Jew-bash.

How radical is Barack Obama’s close friend, Rashid Khalidi?
Back on June 8, 1982, Thomas Friedman at the New York Times reported on Rashid Khalidi’s connections to the PLO terrorist organization.
The American Spectator reported, via LGF:

The evidence for the connections between Khalidi and the PLO are much more explicit than that. Thomas Friedman, in a June 8, 1982 New York Times piece about the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, referred to Khalidi as “a director of the Palestinian press agency, Wafa.” To be clear, Wafa is controlled by the PLO –and you don’t have to take my word for it. Even Khalidi himself, on page 7 of his 1986 book Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War, describes it as “the P.L.O.’s news agency.”

That’s not the most telling part of Under Siege. In the book’s preface, Khalidi reserves his first paragraph of thanks for the research assistance provided by the PLO in general, and Arafat specifically. “Permission to utilize the P.L.O. Archives for the first time was generously given by the Chairman of the P.L.O. Executive Committee, Yasser ‘Arafat,” Khalidi wrote. “To him, and to the dedicated individuals working in the Office of the Chairman, the P.L.O. Archives, and the Palestine News Agency (WAFA), who extended every possible assistance to me on three trips to Tunis, I owe deep thanks.”

But, of course, these reports were published before Obama was linked to this former PLO operative.
In today’s New York Times’ article on Khalidi they omit Khalidi’s association with the PLO:

He taught at universities in Lebanon until the mid-’80s, and some critics accuse him of having been a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization. Mr. Khalidi has denied working for the group, and says he was consulted as an expert by reporters seeking to understand it.

The NY Times sure won’t have to worry about getting kicked off the plane.

Previously:
** Obama’s Fancied the Chicago Terror Gang– Partied With Bombers & Former PLO Operative
** Jewish Voters Confront Barack Obama On His Close Association with Former PLO Operative Rashid Khalidi
** LA Times Won’t Release Video of Obama Publicly Praising Former PLO Operative & Jew Hater
** Media Refuses to Release Video of Obama Toasting & Praising Close Friend Rashid Khalidi–
** Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative
** Update On The Obama-Khalidi Tape– Contact
** O’Reilly Factor Reports on the Obama-Khalidi Tape (Video)
** FOX News Reports on LA Times Withholding Tape of Obama Toasting Former PLO Operative at Jew-Bash
** Grapevine Reports on LA Times Obama-Khalidi Tape
** Newt Gingrich Blasts LA Times For “Suspiciously” Suppressing Obama-Khalidi Tape
** Woah!… McCain Blasts Obama Khalidi– Equates Obama’s Radical Pals to Neo-Nazis!!
** “FREE THE TAPE” PROTEST AT LA TIMES
** LA Times: Barack Obama’s Friends Are So Dangerous That Revealing Our Source Would Put Him In Jeopardy

UPDATE: You could see this coming… The Washington Post is defending the former PLO operative, too.

(This post was updated and bumped)

UPDATE 2: Andrew McCarthy has more on the outrageous journalistic malpractice of the LA Times, via LGF.

UPDATE 3: Here is a list of the attendees at the Obama-Khalidi dinner in Chicago.
This was put together by Change and Experience:

Those who attended (the guest list):
1. AAAN (Arab American Action Network)
2. Not In My Name
3. Ali Abunimah (a Palestinian rights activist in Chicago who helps run Electronic Intifada, who met Obama in 2000)
4. Bernadine Dorhn and Bill Ayers
5. Barack Obama
6. Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley
7. Rashid Khalidi
8. Mona Khalidi
9. Gihad Ali, a Palestinian spoken word poet
10. NPR Worldview host Jerome McDonnell (not McDonald as written in the e-mail)
11. Camilia Odeh (director of SWYC Southwest Youth
Collaborative)
12. Sanabel Debka Troupe (traditional Palestinian dance group)
13. Hatem Abudayyeh (AAAN’s executive director)
14. Others – Up to 50 to 500, possibly 600 guests (based on Burbank Manor’s seating capacity capabilities)

Possible attendees (unconfirmed, and undocumented):
1. Michelle Obama
2. Toni Rezko (Rezko was a donor to one of Rashid’s University programs)
3. Edward Said
4. Louis Farrakhan
5. Nation of Islam (NOI)

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