Palestinians: New Twist on an Old Lie
Denial of Jewish history in Jerusalem and the existence of the Jewish Temple has always been a central component of the Palestinian narrative and ideology.
Palestinians, like members of all societies, disagree on many things. Nevertheless, when it comes to the historical connection between Jews and Jerusalem, Palestinians manage to unite in lies: Palestinian political leaders, academics and religious leaders have long promoted the false narrative that Jerusalem was, and remains, an Arab and Islamic city.
We are currently witnessing a new twist on this old lie.
It seems that some Palestinians are now trying to deceive the world into believing that they do, indeed, recognize the Jewish people's historic connection to Jerusalem.
The problem is that Palestinian officials tell their people one thing in Arabic and the rest of the world another thing in English.
One of these con artists is Husam Zomlot, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) diplomatic mission in Washington.
Zomlot appears to grasp that the Palestinian denial of the Jewish people's connection to Jerusalem is something that needs to be hidden from the international community, especially Jews living in the US, Canada and elsewhere around the world.
He understands that this Palestinian denial is problematic, especially for left-wing Jewish organizations such as J Street.
In keeping with the Palestinian tradition of double-talk, Zomlot informed his Jewish audience, in English, what he would never dare say in Arabic -- that the Palestinians will one day recognize the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
Addressing the annual conference of J Street on April 16 , the PLO envoy said that Palestinians would "celebrate the Jewish connection to Jerusalem" once a Palestinian state was established with East Jerusalem as its capital.
"Once a state of Palestine is established, once that state has East Jerusalem as its capital, that city will not only recognize the Jewish connection, but we will celebrate the Jewish connection to Jerusalem," Zomlot said.
These are nice words to hear from the mouth of a senior representative of the PLO -- which Palestinians themselves [emphasis mine] often refer to as the Professional Liars Organization. But would this PLO representative ever dare to make such a statement in front of a Palestinian or Arab audience? The answer, bluntly, is No.
If Zomlot made such a statement in his native Arabic language, he would be denounced as a traitor -- if he were very lucky. If he were less lucky, he would end up in a hospital or morgue.
Just as Zomlot was lying to his Jewish audience, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were chanting the famous battle cry: "We will march toward Jerusalem, we will sacrifice millions of martyrs."
So, while the PLO representative is promising to celebrate the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, his people are promising to march on the city and kill as many Jews as possible in order to liberate it from the Jewish "occupiers."
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--This essay may have been written three+ months ago. But it tells an old story, one that never grows old: you simply cannot trust anything Palestinian advocates say.
Unfortunately, well-intentioned Jews, especially in America--and most especially on America college campuses--think Palestinian leaders, representatives and supporters are all honest advocates (here).
They aren't. Everyone who advocates for the so-called 'Palestinians' has the same 'illness': they can't tell the truth. They're professional liars, just like the PLO.
This is why the PLO hates talking to Israel. It may be why Palestinians now hate talking to the US. Both Netanyahu and Trump push back against the lies.
US Jews don't. US Jews seem to hang on every word 'Palestinians' say.
This is why the PLO loves talking to American Jews. American Jews are so delightfully naive, so wonderfully gullible. They believe anything the Palestinian Liars Organization tells them.