And presto! There’s polonium. Like magic. Like a bad propaganda flick, the blood libel appears in a new form. Arthur Rimbaud would laugh at this disordering of the senses; this artificial, contrived non-event that can be ascribed to an inauthentic mining of madness that seems peculiar to our age. Jean Genet, the writer once said when he was not a genius, he was simply a bad thief; a bad thief is what Arafat was and even from beyond he’s still swindling and picking pockets.
An Arab security prisoner from the Palestinian Authority claims he was recruited by Israel’s security services to poison late PLO arch-terrorist Yassir Arafat. Lebanon’s Al-Miadin television broadcast a copy of a video tape, which they claim was made in Israel’s Ketziot prison in 2006….
In the tape, and Arab prisoner says Israeli intelligence recruited him to assassinate Arafat for them. The prisoner claims that video assisted one of the cooks, who managed to put the poison in the soup and rice served to Arafat.
The airing of the alleged tape comes one day after Arafat’s widow, Suha, called to exhume her husband’s remains from its grace in Ramallah for an autopsy. Her call came after al-Jazeera reported a laboratory in Switzerland had discovered high-levels of polonium-210 on clothes and a toothbrush Arafat used shortly before her died….
It has also alleged Arafat may have died of Leukemia or the AIDS virus. Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal said he had no doubt Arafat was assassinated by the Mossad,…
But by digging him up, we are also digging up the legacy, the money trails ….MK Yariv Levin (Likud) welcomed on Wednesday the conclusions of a panel, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Edmund Levy, that there is no “occupation” and international law allows Jews to live in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron). Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Levin, who chairs the Knesset’s House Committee, said, “All the attempts to use legal tools to fight settlements are improper from the ground up. We will receive the report and study it.”
…Part of this argument here is that legitimation of Arafat is contingent upon a foundation of historically determined, potentially contestable power structures; meaning there is always the possibility, however small, of an uprising of lawmaking violence against the legal order.Both of settlers in defiance of International law and Arafat against broader laws of crime against persons on a global scale. To put this in the context of a kafka, those acts of law-preserving violence, then, contains within it a defensive moment of lawmaking violence, where the legitimated regime reaffirms itself as such by positing itself as the holder of the law. In any event, as the Middle East bears witness, Law itself, never quite emancipates itself from its original founding violence. It is continually engaging in a sort of hidden re-legitimation, using whatever pretexts are at its disposal such as the expulsion of jewish settlers from Amona, the toppling of Mubarak etc….