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Harold Wallace Rosenthal (November 2, 1947 – August 11, 1976), was a senior aide to Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-NY). Rosenthal was murdered in a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey. The Harold Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations was established in his honor.


Career

Rosenthal graduated from
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and
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graduate school, both on scholarships. After working for
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(later
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(D-NY) he moved to the office of
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(D-MN) where he directed the senator's
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agenda. After a stint at the
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, Rosenthal returned to the Senate to work as a senior aide to Jacob K. Javits of New York.


Murder

On August 11, 1976, Rosenthal was one of four people murdered in a terrorist attack at the
El Al El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (, he, אל על נתיבי אויר לישראל בע״מ), trading as El Al (Hebrew: , "Upwards", "To the Skies" or "Skywards", stylized as ELAL; ar, إل-عال), is the flag carrier of Israel. Since its inaugural ...
gate in
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,
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. Other victims included Yutaka Hirano, a tour guide from Japan, Ernest Eliash from Petach Tikvah and Shlomo Weisbachs along with over 20 injured. An American woman, Margaret Shearer was injured with a bullet in her ankle. Two captured attackers identified themselves to Turkish police as Mohamed Mehdi and Mohamed Husein al-Rashid of the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine ( ar, الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين, translit=al-Jabhah al-Sha`biyyah li-Taḥrīr Filasṭīn, PFLP) is a secular Palestinian Marxism–Leninism, Marxist–Leninist an ...
. In 1977, the Harold Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations was established in his memory. Each year, 9 to 13 qualified students are given the opportunity to spend the summer in professional fellowships with a members of Congress or in a government department. Applications are encouraged from graduate students interested in all branches of government.


Interview Conspiracy theory

In 1978, a pamphlet entitled ''The Hidden Tyranny'' included an interview conducted by Walter White purportedly with Rosenthal that claimed Jewish Americans had implemented a
Protocols of the Elders of Zion ''The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'' () or ''The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion'' is a antisemitic canard, fabricated antisemitic text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination. The hoax was plagia ...
-style plan to take over the world. The pamphlet was republished in the 1990s and distributed in Idaho by the 11th Hour Remnant Messenger, funded by wealthy entrepreneurs Vincent Bertollini and Carl E. Story. The Anti-Defamation League has called it ''"''a fabricated document" and questioned why the author would "wait to first publish the booklet until 1978, 18 months after he had spoken with Rosenthal, who was murdered in 1976." Tom Metzger reported in the White Aryan Resistance website "that interview never took place. Walter White operated free and loose on some subjects, like this one... that interview is bogus." Daniel Levitas in his book ''The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right'' attributed the bogus interview to White's wife, Opal Tanner White, an aide to Gerald L. K. Smith, writing "since Rosenthal was dead, White was free to attribute anything she wished—however scurrilous or hateful—to the onetime Javits aide." The 2018 movie ‘’ Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’’ quotes from ''The Hidden Tyranny'' regarding the alleged conspiracy by Jews to control the media and falsely attributes it to Rosenthal.


See also

* Sabena Flight 571 hijacking * El Al Flight 426 hijacking * El Al Flight 253 attack *
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Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations
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