A who’s who of the Marxist Palestinian keffiyeh cult

By Timothy Fitzpatrick
November 25, 2023 Anno Domini

The following is a pictorial of significant people sporting the Palestinian nationalist—a creation of the KGB—scarf, know as the keffiyeh. It is also a traditional Arab headress. It often appears with a checker pattern on a white or red background. The Palestinian nationalist movement is a favourite of the radical Left, Marxists, Communists, Socialists, etc.

Keffiyeh-wearing Eugene Michael Jones and Aleksandr Dugin at one of many Soviet-sponsored Eurasianist conferences. Almost everyone else in this photo is wearing one.
Jorge Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, (L) presides over an open-air mass on May 25, 2014 at the Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank Biblical town of Bethlehem. The mural behind Bergoglio blasphemously depicts the infant Christ Jesus swaddled in a Palestinian keffiyeh. (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images)
KGB operative Yasser Arafat, head of the KGB-created Palestinian Liberation Organization, pays his respects to mass murder Vladimir Lenin.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) greets Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R), 29 November 1999 during their meeting. Arafat arrived to Russia on a two-day working visit. AFP POOL (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
Red China Chairman Deng Xiaoping, (L) embracing PLO Chairman. Yasser Arafat during a meeting in Beijing, China. (Photo by Forrest Anderson/Getty Images)


Jabba the Hut’s brother Henry Kissinger, on an official visit in Amman, is offered a traditional Bedoin Keffieh, today worn by the entire Arab population of the Arabic peninsula, Iraq, Jordan, and Syria. It has become the emblem of the Palestinians. (Photo by Claude Salhani/Sygma via Getty Images)
Castro and Arafat. Picture taken in November 1974 in Havana of President Fidel Castro (R) and the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, during his visit to the island. Castro bade farewell 11 November 2004 to his “endearing friend” Yasser Arafat, calling his passing “a major blow to the progressive movement worldwide.” Arafat, the embodiment of Palestinian aspirations for statehood for four decades, has died at the age of 75, after being critically ill in a Paris hospital since being airlifted from his Ramallah headquarters on October 29. (Photo by STR/AIN/AFP via Getty Images)
Communist dictator Josip Broz Tito (left) of Yugoslavia and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat greet each other, Dec. 4th. Arafat arrived secretly after midnight for an unannounced official visit and talks with Tito on a wide range of issues affecting the future of the Palestinian movement.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (R) 25 September 1980 in Baghdad kisses Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat. Saddam took the number two job under president Ahamd Hassan al-Bakr, began purging the army of non-Baathist officers, ridding the political scene of Kurds and communists. When Bakr stepped down, officially for health reasons, the stage was set for Saddam, who became president on 16 July 1979. Fearing the impact of Tehran’s Islamic revolution on Iraq’s majority Shiite Muslim population, Saddam launched a war against Iran in 1980 to defend “the eastern flank of the Arab nation from the Persian. But he only managed to obtain a cease-fire in 1988. On 02 August 1990, Saddam directed his army against Kuwait. In February 1991 a multinational coalition led by the United States chased Iraqi troops out of he emirate. (Photo by -/INA/AFP via Getty Images)
NABLUS, WEST BANK – JULY 03: Israeli security forces use tear gas as they intervene in the demonstration of Palestinians to protest against construction of Jewish settlements and Israel’s annexation plan of some regions located in West Bank on July 03, 2020 at Qafr Qaddum village in Nablus, West Bank. (Photo by Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Protesters wearing shirts bearing the logo of the Marxist-Leninist Popular Democratic Party (red) and others wearing bandanas showing the logo of the Shiite movement Hezbollah (yellow) throw stones amidst clashes with security forces during an anti-US demonstration near the United States’ Embassy headquarters in Awkar, northeast of Lebanon’s capital Beirut on July 10, 2020. (Photo by JOSEPH EID / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)


Arab-Israelis march with a Palestinian flag bearing a hammer a sickle and a star, during a rally marking the 46th anniversary of Land Day, in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Deir Hanna in the northern Galilee region, on March 30, 2022. – Land Day commemorates the events of March 30, 1976, when Israeli troops shot and killed six people among Arab Israelis and Palestinians protesting land confiscations. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP) (Photo by JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images)
A demonstrator sprays a Star of David symbol on the ground as members of the Lebanese Communist Party gather for a sit-in along the main road near Lebanon’s southern town of Naqoura close to the border with Israel on May 4, 2021, protesting against resumption of indirect talks on the demarcation of the maritime border. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Christ mythicist Adam Green and Jake Morphonios—who went to Palestine together and met with VIPs.
Communist Nelson Mandela (C), wearing a keffieh, attends a meeting organized in his honour by the National Union of Algerian Youths, 18 May 1990, in Algiers. (Photo by ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)


Anti-Zionist Youtuber Brendon O’Connell.
Anti-American Kaffiyeh-face-covered protestor holding burning U.S. flag torched by crowd during gulf crisis pro-Iraqi, anti-US rally organized by Muslim Brotherhood. (Photo by Barry Iverson/Getty Images)
Artist Scott Tyler, sporting kaffiyeh & Mao t-shirt, among activists protesting constitutional amendment banning flag desecration, outside Capitol. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Getty Images)
Irish actor Colin Farrell.
A Palestinian man carries his son on his shoulders, with a US-made M-16 rifle in his hands, during a march in the streets of the Ain al-Helweh refugee camp in the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port of Sidon, following the Friday prayers, 13 October 2000. In the demonstration, thousands of Palestinians asked to join the uprising in the Palestinian territories against Israel and denounced the U.S. backing to the Jewish state’s “savageness”. (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Anti-globalisation demonstrators (except if it’s Communists doing the globalizing) take to the streets of Brussels 15 December 2001, on the second day of the European Union summit in Laeken. AFP PHOTO BELGA/ HERWIG VERGULT
Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Irineos I (R) sits next to the empty chair of Palestinia leader Yasser Arafat during the Orthodox Christmas mass inside the Church of Nativity, believed to be the birth place of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem 06 January 2002. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was set to miss a second round of Christmas services as he remained trapped in Ramallah by the Israeli army. (Photo by MUSA AL SHAER/AFP via Getty Images)
A masked Palestinian militant with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a radical offshoot of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction, holds up his gun during a military parade 29 March 2002 in the Shatti refugee camp in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip. Arab and European states sharply criticized Israel and mounted a global diplomatic effort to pressure the Jewish state to call off its all-out military drive against the Palestinian leadership. (Photo by MOHAMMED SABER/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman places a keffiyeh on Pope Benedict XVI. See article The Pope dons a keffiyeh.
ROME, ITALY—Marco Rizzo, former secretary of the Italian Communist Party, Gianni Alemanno secretary of the new political entity “Independenza”, mayor of Bethlehem, Hanna Hanania , pose with the Palestinian scarfin at the end of the round table against the war in Gaza, to defend the rights of all peoples, during the assembly of the movement “Indipendenza”,at MIDAS Palace Hotel,on November 26, 2023 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
OPERATION SIG ALERT! Wearing gas masks and holding a placard of the “Star and Strips” with a Nazi Swastika replacing the Stars, Lebanese demonstrate outside the US embassy in Awkar just northeast of Beirut 21 March 2003. Others protested outside the Qatari embassy and also in the Ain el-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon. People took to the streets following Friday prayers throughout the Arab and Muslim world. In the background is the Iraqi flag. (Photo by HAITHAM MUSSAWI/AFP via Getty Images)
A supporter has his picture taken with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in a keffiyeh which he presented him at the kick-off of Ford’s re-election campaign in Toronto on April 17, 2014. Ford, who made worldwide headlines last year after admitting binge drinking and smoking crack, has been stripped of most of his powers. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)

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