“The Palestinians were integral to both the Islamic Revolution and to the formation of the Khomeinist regime”

TABLET MAGAZINE
Arafat and the Ayatollahs
by Tony Badran
January 16, 2019

When Yasser Arafat arrived in Tehran on Feb. 17, 1979, the first “foreign leader” invited to visit Iran mere days after the victory of the revolution, he declared he was coming to his “own home.” There was some truth in Arafat’s flowery words. Having developed and nurtured a decade’s worth of relationships with all the major forces, from Marxists to Islamists, which had toppled the shah, he had good reason to feel like the victory of the revolution was in some part his own. READ MORE

FREE BEACON Iran and the Palestinians: Bonded Through Hate The relationship goes back decades, with the Palestinians playing an important role in the Iranian Revolution

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