President Obama has appointed second-generation anti-Israel activist, and former Iran deal negotiator Robert O. (Rob) Malley as his ‘senior adviser on the counterinsurgency campaign against ISIL.’ Malley knows much about terrorism as his dad was close friends with Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat (they both were born and raised in Egypt and each was funded by the USSR).
While the sins of the father are not normally visited on the son, this son has chosen to follow in his dad’s footsteps.
CAMERA reported that Malley grew up in France, where his Egyptian-born father, Simon Malley, and New York raised mother, Barbara (Silverstein) Malley, were radical publishers of a controversial magazine about Africa and the so-called Third World. Malley’s parents were rabidly anti-Israel and counted Yasir Arafat as a personal friend. Indeed, Arafat was among those “leaders” (for want of a better word) who had intervened with the French government to readmit the Malley family to France after they had been expelled for their radical activities.
At the time Malley’s dad (whose work was funded by the Soviet Union, Romania, Libya, and Algeria) was expelled from France, the Associated Press wrote:
Some of his articles are a veritable incitement to the assassination of foreign chiefs of state. The French government cannot tolerate them,” [a French official said].
The bi-monthly magazine Afrique-Asie is published in Paris and regularly attacks Western policies in all parts of the world. It claims to be non-aligned, but has supported the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan, the Cuban intervention in Angola and Ethiopia, the seizure of American hostages in Iran, the Algerian-backed guerrilla war in southern Morocco, and the Arab opposition to Israel and the Camp David agreements.
In an editorial, the magazine said Malley’s expulsion proved the French government’s collusion with “imperialist, neo-colonialist and racist forces seeking to destabilize and overthrow revolutionary regimes”
(…)The Algerian, Libyan and Angolan governments have publicly defended Malley and warned that his expulsion could damage their relations with France. Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat said it would undermine France’s prestige throughout the Arab world.
The younger Malley’s personal pedigree not only includes a host of anti-Israel articles, but the former aide to Bill Clinton is the only American privy to the Clinton peace efforts to blame Israel for their lack of success. Everyone else, including the former President, said that Yasser Arafat walked away from a “sweetheart” deal. Malley was also believed to be the chief source for an article by Deborah Sontag that whitewashed Arafat’s role in the collapse of the peace process, an article that has been widely criticized as riddled with errors and bias.
Malley appealed to candidate Obama because of his anti-Israel stance as demonstrated by some of his greatest hits:
- Making the Best of Hamas’ Victory: which called for international aid to be showered upon a Hamas-led government and for international engagement with Hamas (a group that makes clear in its Charter, its schools, and its violence its intent to destroy Israel). Malley also makes an absurd assertion: that Hamas’ policies and Israeli policies are mirror images of each other.
- Rebuilding a Damaged Palestine: which blames Israel’s security operations for weakening Palestinian security forces (absurd on its face: terrorists filled the ranks of so-called Palestinian security forces-which, in any case, never tried to prevent terrorism) and calls for international forces to restrain the Israelis.
- Avoiding Failure with Hamas: which again calls for aid to flow to a Hamas-led government and even goes so far as to suggest that failure to extend aid could cause an environmental or health catastrophe-such as a human strain of the avian flu virus!
- How to Curb the Tension in Gaza: which criticizes Israel’s for its actions to recover Gilad Shalit who was kidnapped and is being held hostage in the Gaza Strip. He and co-writer Gareth Evans call Israel’s actions ‘collective punishment” in “violation of international law.”
While a member of Obama’s campaign staff Malley was “supposedly” fired by the campaign for having secret meetings with Hamas, but he was a willing sacrificial lamb to make Obama look good. Until he rejoined Obama as part of his administration Malley served progressive puppet-master George Soros as he is currently Program Director for Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group, an international think tank funded by the “dude of spooky” himself.
In 2011 Malley wrote a piece in the Washington Post pushing Hamas as an important peace partner where he showed himself to be an apologist for Palestinian terror.
Twice before the world has sought to prevent the Islamists from governing — after Hamas won the 2006 legislative elections and, a year later, when it formed a coalition with Fatah. Twice, the world made a mess of things. The balance sheet is unequivocal: Hamas remains entrenched in Gaza; Fatah is no stronger; and, without elections or genuine pluralistic political life, democratic institutions in the Palestinian territories have rusted.
Sometimes facts are just inconvenient things. What Malley refused to mention was it Hamas that threw out the “democratic institutions” with a military operation that threw Fatah out of Gaza. And the major reason Hamas and Fatah hadn’t reconciled (and still haven’t) was Hamas’ desire to perpetuate its violence against Israel –something it has done very well.
Malley’s continued protection of Hamas has paid off for the terrorist organization, one of the planks removed from the 2012 Democratic platform (and never put back), it read:
The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements.
Malley officially joined the Obama administration in Feb 2014 as senior director of the National Security Council on Persian Gulf policy (where he helped to negotiate the anti-Israel Iran deal). He was promoted to Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region, effective April 2015. And now the Hamas supporter is Obama’s ISIL Czar.
Malley get credit for one thing. In 2008 when he was an adviser to the Obama campaign, NY Times columnist Helene Cooper cited my criticism of Malley (along with that of Ed Lasky at American Thinker) as an example of right-wing bloggers lying about Obama’s dislike of Israel. I guess you really nailed that one down Helene.
Robert O. Malley has had a storied career as an anti-Israel, and pro-terrorism activist. And now he gets to advise Obama about the war on terrorism. I bet Uncle Yasser would be so proud.