Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Welcome to the United Nations: Abbas’s Palestinian playground - by Yisrael Medad

Quite simply, Mahmoud Abbas, elected leader of the Palestinian Authority in 2009 (with no elections since then) is engaged in national-identity negation.

Yisrael Medad..
02 September '18..

How important is the Temple Mount?

Ask Mahmoud Abbas. Elected leader in 2009, with no elections since then, of the Palestinian Authority that purports to be a state (but can’t even extend effectively its rule over Gaza).

According to the Haaretz version of his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday last week, he said:

“And you might note, ladies and gentlemen, that the Israeli settlers and even the Israeli army on every single day; they are committing acts of blasphemy against our holy sites, especially Al-Aqsa mosque.”

The media supporting the P.A. regularly employs purposeful terminology so as to distort and demonize Jews. One recent headline published during the Sukkot holiday reads: “Over 500 Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa.” Indeed, “storm” is their preferred word-of-choice, intimating that Jews as Jews should not be there at all, and that they are somehow breaking in illegally. Another referred to “religious rituals” as if they were witches from Macbeth.

Interestingly, that section was not in the official WAFA version. But if you check the video here, between 4:30-4:50 approximately, you can hear him speak those words of calumny.

By the way, Jews do not, indeed cannot, enter the Temple Mount compound daily, unlike prior to 2000. Saturdays have been cancelled as a permitted days, and Fridays, the Muslim holy day, are also off-limits. Adding to that various Muslim holidays in addition to Ramadan, almost 160 days the Temple Mount are off-limits to Jewish visitors.

But that was but one part of Abbas’s litany of lies.

He also touched on the Law of Israel as a nation-state and declared:

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