Propaganda: Saddam's Move

When Iraqis took to the streets to call for an attack on Israel and Saddam Hussein's official media announced that 7 million Iraqis had joined his "Jerusalem Army" to march on Israel last week, it looked at first like yet more troublemaking propaganda from Baghdad's dictator. But there is a sliver of truth in Saddam's posturing--one that may soon see his partisans at work in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Through Arab banks with branches in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Saddam has funded cash payments of $10,000 apiece to families of each of the nearly 600 Palestinians killed in the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!