The Palestinian’s Queen of delusion, master fabulist and cozenage extraordinaire

PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi is a proliferator that Jesus was Palestinian, that Israel is the “ancestral” land of the Palestinians – not the Jewish People, and that the 800,000 Jews who were exiled from Muslim countries after Israel beat the Arab armies in 1948, all ‘left their ancestral homes voluntarily.’

By JPOST EDITORIAL

 

According to PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi, Israel holds the Palestinian people captive, denying its historical rights and the imperative to get real about peace. Her weekly diatribe happened to coincide with Jordanian King Abdullah’s first visit to Ramallah in five years, which demonstrated that the rest of the Arab world could not care less about history.

The telegenic Ashrawi is often trotted out for a public display of the kinder, gentler Palestinian nationalist, but in fact she is a protégé of the late Columbia University scholar and anti-Zionist Edward Said. As the holder of a PhD in medieval and comparative literature from the University of Virginia, she might be expected to be a voice of cultural enlightenment, if not reasonableness.

However, in accordance with the Palestinian tradition of never failing to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity, she instead pushes antisemitic tropes masked as anti-Zionism.

Google lists more than a few sites of “famous Ashrawi quotes” that illustrate her consistent misrepresentation of fact in aid of the establishment of a Palestinian state. She began her deluded efforts with a breathtaking statement about the some 800,000 Jews who fled persecution from Muslim countries for refuge in the new State of Israel.

Family of Jewish refugees exiled from Yemen cross desert to Israel. – Photo Courtesy: Israeli National Photo Archive

In Ashrawi’s historical analysis, these Jews were only “emigrants,” who had left their ancestral homes voluntarily.

Jews lived happily among their Muslim neighbors and were brought to Israel to usurp “ancestral” Palestinian lands as part of a plot by “Zionists.”

This has been the underlying strategy of the Palestinian Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas, of which Ashrawi has been an integral part: to eliminate any historical grounds for Jewish self-determination and nationhood. Ashrawi has echoed Abbas’s traditional Christmas message: “We celebrate the birth of Jesus, a Palestinian messenger of love, justice and peace, which has guided millions from the moment that his message came out from a small grotto in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago.”

PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas attends a Christmas Midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 25, 2015. – Photo: REUTERS – Considering the over 50% reduction to the Christian population in Bethlehem and Gaza since the formation of the Palestinian Authority, isn’t this like Hitler going to a Bar-Mitzvah?

“Jesus as the first Palestinian martyr” is a recurrent theme of standard Palestinian delusions about history and a regular feature of the distorted PA narrative. Its inspiration may have been Yasser Arafat’s assertion to then-US president Bill Clinton that there was never a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, but its current invocation by UNESCO persists in the egregious denial that no Jewish connection to Jerusalem ever existed.

Abbas has pursued this calumny before the UN General Assembly, disingenuously asserting Christian and Muslim links to the land while pointedly omitting any reference to Jewish history that predates Christianity and Islam by thousands of years – despite the biblical record that both invoke, not to mention numerous archeological findings.

The PA’s numbing reiteration of fake history has become conventional wisdom, due not only to the success of Palestinian propaganda but also to the failure of our government’s efforts at so-called public diplomacy. This situation relies on the world’s ignorance of history, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the partition resolution of the UN General Assembly of November 1947.

The latter saw the first rejection of Palestinian statehood by the Muslim world, which resulted in the first attempt to destroy the Jewish state, in Israel’s War of Independence.

Some 70 years later, Ashrawi declares that US President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner has “disqualified himself” from Middle East peace efforts because he allegedly has adopted Israel’s positions in the dispute. She correctly accused him last week of bias, but it was bias toward the historical truth that Ashrawi distorts in order to perpetuate the crisis and ensure it remains unresolved.

“His talk was really problematic. It betrays not just deep bias but a lack of knowledge of the history itself and therefore of the needs and requirements for a solution,” Ashrawi said, adding, “Israel is the occupying power, enslaving another people, acting outside the law, and you cannot say there is no solution. If so, why even try?” The PA’s ongoing incitement received a back-handed endorsement from no less than King Abdullah, who visited Ramallah for the first time in five years, ostensibly to boost Abbas in his power struggle against Hamas.

What the king’s rare visit to the PA actually conveyed was the truth that the only Muslim country that cares about the Palestinian question is Jordan. With an 80% Palestinian population, Jordan, the king showed, must coddle the Palestinians to ensure its own survival.

 

View original The Jerusalem Post publication at:
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Queen-of-delusion-502014

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. Sue Carpenter says:

    Who wrote this crap?

    • israelandstuffcom says:

      I hate to put it to you bluntly, but all you have to do is Google, “Where was Jesus born?” The answer will be straightforward: Bethlehem. Both Matthew 2 and Luke 2 state that “Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea.”

      Then when the British ruled after WWI, even the Arabs acknowledged that it was the Jews that were called “Palestinians”…and not the Arabs, who were 98% migrants that went to work for the English or the local Jews.

      Furthermore, the world’s enlightened, the educated outside the sphere of Muslim propaganda know the above to be true. Modern day coinage of the name is associated with blood-thirsty Arabs stealing Jewish heritage, as they assassinated RFK, a US presidential candidate, perpetrators of the Munich massacre, terrorist who blew up a dozen airplanes, forcing air-travel to be 10 more expensive and burdensome, suicide bombers of hotels, restaurants, & bus stops, and either knife yielding terrorists who stab unarmed young & old regular civilians or cowardly piss-ants who drive their cars into unsuspecting crowds.

      And lastly, Hanan Ashrawi spreads the same lies as do ALL of the Palestinian leadership, because it MADE THEM ALL millionaires, and made them relevant. Had she, or any of the PLO, Hamas, or Fatah cared anything about the silly fools who have turned into the worlds largest…and bloodiest parasite, they would not have turned down the opportunity for total sovereignty FIVE TIMES, and there would have been peace over a generation ago.

      ~ Amoung your kind, and the Jew-haters, you have your version….which only began in 1967. As for the rest of the world, they all know the above to be historically accurate.

      • Educated Person says:

        Amen! No point answering these trolls if they aren’t smart enough to tell right from wrong or read history books not to mention the Torah or the 10 commandments there’s absolutely nothing you or another educated person can tell these walking sheep or zombies change their mind or perspective! It’s just mind boggling how ‘god’ wants killings in his honor or suppress women and that’s totally fine with their fake moon god besides the fact their fake prophet couldn’t read or write yet he wrote a fairytale…and he never claimed to be a prophet either!

  2. She’s a crazy old woman! Palestine is Roman authorship, ratified by the British. palestinians a joke. Now, Jordan is the real home of the Palestinians kkkkkk

  3. AC says:

    Can anyone tell me why doesn’t the government just fund a simple root search?
    I am sure that most of the families on the Palestinian side won’t have graves from before the Jewish immigration. Heck, you might be able to find their roots and origins.

    Sure there are a few that might have their roots in the land, but they should be a minority.

    It’s a lot of work, but isn’t it a solution?
    I know people won’t listen to proof, I mean we have enough, reality itself is a proof, but it might just help some more.

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