Pious Jewish men praying at the Kotel, the Western Wall. Photo by Robert J. Avrech, all rights reserved.
Imagine for a moment that you are dancing with a partner who has loudly announced plans to murder you when the music stops. You want to get off the dance floor, but clueless wallflowers insist the dance continue.
“He doesn’t mean it,” they insist, even as your partner presses a knife to your heart.
Israel is in a dance of the death with the Palestinians.
The Islamist strategy of terrorism coupled with a global delegitimization of Israel knows no bounds. Palestinian culture denies Judaism’s 3,000 plus year old relationship with the land of Israel. Muslims understand—in contrast to scores of liberal Jews—that it is Judaism that binds the Jewish people to Israel. Israel’s enemies understand that history is witness to the simple and timeless truth that Israel is the Jewish homeland.
Contrary to the perceived wisdom among the elite, the war against Israel has nothing to do with so-called occupation, nothing to do with national boundaries, and most certainly nothing to do with establishing a Palestinian reichlet—it already exists in all its Islamic totalitarian glory in Gaza.
Rather, the Arab-Israeli conflict is and always has been a religious war where Islamists—imperialist conquerors and theocratic supremacists—have made plain their intention to establish a world-wide caliphate. The annihilation of Israel/Jews is simply the point of the jihadist spear.
Thus, the, ahem, moderate PA, led by Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, have officially declared that the The Western Wall, a remnant of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. is not a holy Jewish site, but a wall from the Al-Aqsa mosque.
The report states:
“Jews did not worship at the Wailing Wall at any time until the Balfour Declaration of 1917…nor can any Muslim, or Arab, or Palestinian give up a single stone or piece of dust from the Wailing Wall or other holy places because that would be a concession on the Temple Mount.”
Make no mistake about it, The PA has plans to colonize every single Jewish holy site in the land of Israel and claim it for Islam.
Harnessing pliable intellectuals to rewrite Jewish history is a thriving industry in the Muslim world. It is a strategy that was pioneered and implemented by the Nazis in order to dehumanize Jews and turn them into objects fit only for slaughter.
This blatant lie about the Western Wall does not come from Hamas or Hizbullah. No, it comes directly from the Palestinian Authority, the moderate terrorists.
It is easy to cook up outrageous lies about Judaism and Israel and spread these falsehoods over the internet. But it takes Israel’s supporters a good deal of time to carefully and honestly debunk the lies. And by that time, the lies have spread to a global audience anxious to believe the worst about Jews.
And then, of course, a new set of lies are unleashed.
There are never any consequences to the liars. Thus, they are encouraged to continue with their blood libels; their hatred is encouraged, especially in Europe, where the genocide of the Jews is unfinished business.
Israel and her supporters are fighting an endless rear-guard action, a defensive war in which truth is at a disadvantage.
Yet Israel continues negotiation with the PA, a genocidal yearning mob. The PA’s only difference with Hamas and Hizbullah is tactical; the PA wants to move at a slower pace in order to destroy Israel and make the Middle East Judenrein.
The PA’s information ministry this week released an official “study” declaring that the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City – revered for 2,000 years as one of Judaism’s holiest sites – isn’t Jewish at all. In fact, claims the report by a senior ministry official, it is nothing more than the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and has only been a worship site for Jews since World War I – and then, only because of “Muslim tolerance.”
This, it should be noted, isn’t coming from Hamas. It emanates from the same “moderate” Palestinians whom President Obama and the rest of the world embrace, make concessions to, and trust with Israel’s long-term security. What is contemptible is that those efforts increasingly are being endorsed by the world at large.
Last month, UNESCO endorsed the PA’s demands that Rachel’s Tomb outside of Bethlehem – long revered as a Jewish site of worship – not only be removed from Israel’s declared historic sites but actually be declared a mosque. Not even Yasser Arafat ever made such a claim until 1996 — and even then, without a shred of historic evidence.
UNESCO also declared that Israel cannot claim the Cave of the Patriarchs, the traditional burial site of the biblical forebears of the Jewish nation, as a national heritage site.
The whole point of this ongoing exercise is to erase any Jewish connection with the biblical Land of Israel – with an eye toward negating the modern state of Israel’s existence.
Full editorial from The New York Post here.
This is nothing new, this Muslim rewriting history in such an outrageous fashion. Let us not forget that Yasser Arafat, the father of modern terrorism, asserted that Jesus was not a Jew, but a Palestinian. He also stated that Abraham the Jewish patriarch was not a Jew, but an Iraqi.
The Arab Muslim world is continually brainwashed with the notion that Israel has no right to exist; the Muslim public is convinced that this tiny country—the size of El Salvador—democratic and prosperous, is the cause off all Arab Muslim woes.
Now, by denying the ancient Jewish connection to the Jewish homeland, the annihilation of Israel has become an accepted idea in the Muslim world.
What can be done?
Break off all negotiations with the PA. Stop treating these barbarians as rational partners in peace.
Do not forget that the PLO’s covenant makes it “a national duty . . . to eliminate the Zionist presence from Palestine.” This is a polite call for genocide against the Jews.
You do not dance with a partner who plans to murder you when the music stops.
Here’s a virtual tour of the Western Wall.