Editor Note: This is an edited translation and update of the article published in the original French on the website of Druez.infoon September 3, 2012 by Bat Ye'or.
Recent articles in the Jerusalem Post and Der Spiegel confirm my analysis published in my book Eurabia.
Der Spiegel has revealed that the German government documents related to the massacre of Israeli athletes in Munich in 1972 by Palestinian terrorists, suggest that Germany had secret contacts with terrorists. For years the German government maintained secret contacts with the terrorist organizations to appease the Palestinians and the PLO and protect German soil from other terrorist actions.
These statements are consistent with those of an Italian politician, Francesco Cossiga, who held the State’s highest offices. He disclosed to the Corriere della Sera (July 2008) the secret agreements concluded in the early 1970s between Aldo Moro, then the Italian Prime Minister, Yasser Arafat, and PLO-affiliated organizations. Palestinian terrorists could enter and leave Italy and move freely within the country. Protected by the Italian secret service they could with impunity store weapons and have bases. In return, the Italian Government requested immunity for Italian interests in the peninsula and abroad. Cossiga admitted having been aware of the existence of these agreements between state officials and Palestinian terrorists.
Cossiga's disclosure, that could be corroborated by other European leaders for their governments, confirmed the secret collusion of European Ministers with terrorism. Palestinian terrorist organizations enjoyed boundless admiration and sympathy in Europe among the many ex-Nazis and collaborationist regimes officials, former ministers, officers, diplomats, bankers, intellectuals and propagandists recycled under different labels in post-war Europe. They maintained links with war criminals exfiltrated in Arab countries like the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Hussein. They recreated complex networks of political solidarity, economic interests that contributed to the emergence of a network hostile to the existence of Israel and the Judeo-Christian European identity. Eurabia was a name chosen by their followers to designate this policy.
Paul Dickopf illustrates such a situation. Dickopf, a former SS officer in German military intelligence (the Abwehr, from 1921 to 1944), following World War II became one of the directors, and then the president of West Germany ’s Criminal Police (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA). Historians have mentioned the close contacts of this former senior Gestapo officer with the international Nazi networks and Palestinian terrorist organizations. In October 1968, with the help of the Nazi-Arab axis, Dickopf, supported by the votes of Arab member states, became president of the International Criminal Police (Interpol). Under his mandate, Interpol did nothing to stop terrorism, the wave of hijacked planes, or the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes.
The secret alliance of European heads of state with Palestinian jihadists against Israel is the cornerstone of the Euro-Mediterranean Union. This policy denies the legitimacy of Israel and the Jewish people by suppressing its history. It refutes Israeli nationalism and replaces it with a universal and multicultural militancy. It promotes submission, suppresses freedom of expression through intimidation and teaches Palestinian jihadist principles.
In the years 1972-1973, Palestinian terrorism intermingled with European and Japanese international terrorist groups. Their activities included letter bombs sent to Israeli diplomats (London), explosions in the Israeli Embassy (Brussels), the Munich massacre of Israeli athletes, shooting of Christian pilgrims at Lud Airport (Israel), and murderous attacks in Cyprus, Rome, and Athens.
Capitulating to terrorism, the governments of the European Community agreed to officially recognize the PLO and provide it in their country with a quasi-diplomatic propaganda base in their countries. Already from 1969, Paris had hosted a semi-official delegation of the PLO. It was during this period, 1972-75, that the new era of Europe’s collaboration and support for the "Palestinian people" began. In 1973 France, England, Italy and Austria had entered into informal agreements with the PLO to protect their countries against terrorism. (N.B. The Brandt-Pompidou meeting in November 1973; the EEC declaration in Brussels November 6, 1973 and the EEC Summit in Copenhagen in December 1973).
The authors of the Der Spiegel article reported that the massacre of the Israeli athletes in September 1972 by Black September, a group affiliated with the PLO, was attributed to the Israelis themselves by Walter Nowak, the German ambassador in Lebanon. This is a well-known Nazi tactic imputing the killers’ crime to their victims. According to Der Spiegel, the German ambassador proposed to the Palestinian terrorists to build "a new basis of trust" with the German state. This is exactly what appears in the minutes of the Euro-Arab Dialogue, the name given to this informal policy by the French Foreign Minister, Michel Jobert.
Euro-Arab Dialogue representatives and experts gathered for their first meeting in Cairo on June 10, 1975. A delegation from the EEC met with delegations from twenty Arab countries and the PLO. More than thirty countries were represented by a general committee at the ambassadorial level, as well as by numerous experts. The European Community and the Secretariat of the Arab League were represented at the political level. The Jordanian spokesperson of the Arab delegation, Nijmeddin Dajani, stressed the political aspects and implications of the Euro-Arab Dialogue. The agreement between the two parties emphasized economic trade with Europe in exchange for European alignment with Arab policy on Israel. A Joint Memorandum of the Mixed Committee of Experts gave a preliminary formulation of the general principles and aims of the Euro-Arab Dialogue. It states in its introduction that:
The Euro-Arab Dialogue is the outcome of the common political will which emerged at the highest level and strives for the creation of a special relationship between the two groups.
Both sides recalled that the Dialogue has its origin in the exchanges that took place between them at the end of 1973 and include the statement made by the nine Member States of the European Community on November 6, 1973 on the situation in the Middle East as well as the statement sent to Western Europe by the 6th Conference of the Arab Summit in Algiers on November 28, 1973.
This joint memorandum was reaffirmed by Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) at the Symposium of the Euro-Arab Dialogue in Hamburg on April 11, 1983 to highlight Euro-Arab solidarity, especially on the political level. The Der Spiegel article emphasizes sympathy for the Palestinians at the FRG Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Today those who spread around conspiracy theories to hide and shield from public awareness the historical evidence of the birth of Eurabia and its agreements are themselves part of the conspirators seeking to stifle at any price freedom of expression. Eurabia is built on a profound Euro-Palestinian understanding inducing justification for PLO jihadist terrorism. It was spawned by the Munich massacre and the appeasement policy of the EEC. It should not be surprising if those governments supporting the genocidal ideology of Hamas generate within them terrorists like Breivik, and wage an international campaign of defamation against defenders of freedom of expression and human rights. Breivik is a product of the very Eurabia that nurtured him to commit his crimes.