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Jewish history rewritten
Rewriting history
Rewriting the history of the Land of Israel in order to deny Israel's right to exist is central to Palestinian Authority (PA) policy. Long before it started the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005), the PA was fighting a history war – erasing Jewish history and replacing it with a fabricated Palestinian history. This rewriting has two central goals:
1- Erase the Jewish nation's 3,000 year history in the Land of Israel;
2- Invent ancient Palestinian, Muslim and Arab histories in the land.

The goal of this historical revision as a political strategy was first expressed publicly at a conference of Palestinian historians in 1998, when rewriting history was linked to the political goal of denying Israel's right to exist:
"Dr. Yussuf Alzamili [Chairman History Department, Khan Yunis Educational College] called on all universities and colleges to write the history of Palestine and to guard it, and not to enable the [foreign] implants and enemies to distort it or to legitimize the existence of Jews on this land... [History lecturer Abu Amar] clarified that there is no connection between the ancient generation of Jews and the new generation." [Al-Ayyam, Dec. 4, 1998].
 
Erasing Jewish history in the land of Israel is followed by the PA’s invention of ancient and modern histories that support its political ideology and claim to the land of Israel. The Holocaust and other aspects of Jewish history are alternately denied, downplayed or distorted. Another distortion is to hide from Palestinians that Jesus was a Jew who lived in the Land of Judea/Israel. PA leaders repeatedly define Jesus as a Palestinian who preached Islam, thus denying not only Jewish history, but also the history and legitimacy of Christianity.

Citing numerous examples, this section will document that these and other historical revisions are an integral part of Palestinian policy and are used to create political ideology.
Jewish history rewritten
Denial of 3,000 years of Jewish history in the land of Israel is the foundation of all PA political ideology. To accomplish this, the PA systematically distorts both ancient and modern history, ignoring both archeology and historical documentation, and replaces them with an odious fictitious history. The new history demonizes Jews, accusing them of having been evil and destructive throughout history, and thereby triggering non-Jews to justifiably hate, persecute and expel them. This rewriting forms the basis for the Palestinian Authority denial of Israel’s right to exist.
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Denial the Jewish history and connection to the Land of Israel has been policy since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority.
This video is a recent example of a PA academic, denying the existence of thousands of Hebrew language coins, Hebrew texts and Hebrew Bullas (seals) carrying biblical names that that have been found in the Land of Israel.

Lecturer, Urban Planning, Bir-Zeit University, Dr. Jamal Amar
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"There is a view that where it [the Dome of the Rock] stands was the Holy of Holies of the fictitious Temple – and by the way, that is merely an illusion. There is no remnant of it. It's a myth. A story of no value, like the Arabian Nights, and other legends… Only in Palestine… [after] 60 years of digging, and they've found nothing at all. Not a water jug, not a coin, not any earthen vessel, no bronze weapons, no piece of metal, absolutely nothing of this myth, because it's a myth and a lie. This digging has not left a single meter [unturned], but it has achieved absolutely nothing.” [PATV, June 23, 2009]
Jews are not descendants of tribe of Israel, were never in Palestine and are not a real nation 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2014
We can allude to five main [points] of dispute [between the Palestinians and Israelis:]
1. The Israelis say: ‘This is our land, not your land...’ [So,] Mandatory Palestine deceptively becomes historic ‘Israel,’ a fact that has been disproved by many, most prominently by Shlomo Sand.
2. They say: ‘We are more ancient, because we had kingdoms (the fact is, if they did indeed exist then they were Arab and existed elsewhere… and the Israelis of today have nothing to do with them) [parenthesis in source] and we had prophets.’ [They say] this despite the fact that gaps have begun to appear in this story in recent years, with the appearance of intellectuals, historians and archaeologists who reject claims regarding the antiquity [of the Jewish people] and kingdoms, either in terms of size and territory or in terms of their very existence in Palestine…
3. In addition, the claim that the Israelis were and remain a single nation is highlighted, and that they belong to an ancient race (meaning that ethnically, genetically and nationally they are the successors of the People of Israel, who were in fact the tribe of Israel – Arab Yemenites who are no more) [parenthesis in source] – a point that has been completely disproved by experimental science and genetics…
4. They lie that they are a ‘nation,’ though they never were..."

Note: Shlomo Sand is an Israeli professor of history who has stated that he does not think Israelis or Jews have a “historical right” to the land.
Official PA daily: Israel is a "colonialist, settler and Orientalist state, ‎which fabricated a historical narrative in ‎order to colonize Palestine‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2014
Op-ed by Izz Al-Din As'ad
     ‎“IS was‎ a pawn of Israeli-American ‎intelligence, meant to fulfill the dream of ‎the Jewish state…‎
The danger in a religious state is evident ‎to all groups of a people’s ethnic and ‎religious minorities, given that the Islamic ‎State – represented ‎ by IS – has ‎imposed a poll tax on the Iraqi Christians, ‎and fought other Muslims – both Sunni ‎and Shiite – under the pretext of [their] ‎having forsaken Islam and [committed] ‎heresy. In other words, a religious state, ‎whatever the religion may be, is based on ‎an ideology of exclusion, inequality, ‎injustice…‎
Every religious state has fought and will ‎always fight other religious and ethnic ‎minorities in order to expel them from the ‎country. This is what happened in Serbia, ‎this is what is being carried out in Iraq by ‎IS, and this is what may happen to the ‎Palestinians in Israel, both Muslims and ‎Christians, if the dream of the Jewish state ‎is fulfilled…‎
Establishing a Jewish state means the ‎Jewish territory controlled by the Jewish ‎state will be land for Jews only. In the ‎Palestinian case, this is a complex issue, ‎because this state is a colonialist, settler ‎and Orientalist state, which fabricated a ‎historical narrative in order to colonize ‎Palestine. It will act forcefully to destroy ‎the Arab society in Palestine, which was ‎colonized in 1948. This may amount to the ‎expulsion of the Palestinians living in ‎Jerusalem, in order to cleanse the Jewish ‎state of the ‘gentiles’ – the Jewish term for ‎non-Jews…‎
The creation of IS, the outlining of its ‎strategy... contribute ‎dangerously to the realization of the idea ‎that Israel is a Jewish state.''
Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi attacks Obama for acknowledging Jewish history 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 10, 2014


PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi: "Look at the most dangerous thing that Obama said to [New York Times journalist] Thomas Friedman. Once again, he [Obama] has adopted the discourse of Zionist ideology. He adopted it when he came to this region, speaking about the Jews' return to their land, and that this is a Jewish state, the Zionist dream, and so on. Obama's adoption of the discourse of extremist Zionist ideology and his turning it into a basis for political decision-making is dangerous."
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Denial of the Jewish history in Jerusalem and the existence of the Jewish Temple is a central component PA political ideology. This denial started with Yasser Arafat and continues to be reiterated by academics, politicians and religious leaders. The PA systematically distorts the ancient history of Jerusalem, ignoring the vast historical documentation and thousands of archeological finds related to Jewish history that have been found in Jerusalem.

This music video, broadcast regularly on PA TV through 2008 and 2009, denies any historical connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem, repeats the libel that Israel is planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque and calls on Allah to protect the mosque. “Oh [Sons of] Zion, no matter how much you dig and no matter how much you destroy, your imaginary Temple will not come into being… [Allah protect Al-Aqsa] from every thief and every oppressor.”

Full text: “Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours, Oh Muslims, Al-Aqsa is ours, our Al-Aqsa screams and shouts, Al-Aqsa is ours. Oh Arabs and Muslims, no, no, Al-Aqsa is ours. Oh [Sons of] Zion, no matter how much you dig and no matter how much you destroy, your imaginary Temple will not come into being… My land, my Jerusalem, my blood and my honor will not be scorned. Al-Aqsa is ours, how you suffer! How you have bleed for years! How you scream! How you call out to the millions! What are you hoping for, what are you crying for? Saladin [Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem in 1187] ! Al-Aqsa is ours. Oh Allah, protect Al-Aqsa, Oh Allah, Al-Aqsa is ours, [protect Al-Aqsa] from every thief and every oppressor.” [PA TV (Fatah) Sept. 23, 2008 – Oct. 25, 2009]
Abbas' advisor: Western Wall "is ours and will remain ours" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 7, 2014


Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"All of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including its plazas, stone benches, prayer niches and walls, including the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount), including the blessed Al-Buraq Wall - all these are waqf to us (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law). All this is waqf and kharaj land (i.e., land belonging to Muslims) and no one is permitted to sell it or negotiate over it or forfeit it. It is ours and will remain ours. The occupation is the one that will leave."
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Note: Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have rode during his Night Journey from Mecca to "al aqsa mosque", i.e., "the farthest mosque" (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a "stone" or a "rock." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424). In the 1920's, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that "rock" or "stone," and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the "Al-Buraq Wall."
PLO official: "The Jerusalem Intifada" will continue because of Jews visiting Temple Mount 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2014
PLO Executive Committee member and member of Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Tayseer Khaled said that "the Jerusalem Intifada" will continue because of the visits of Jews to the Temple Mount, which he called "the Al-Aqsa square."
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Note: This statement was made during a period of high tension in Jerusalem. On Oct. 22 and Nov. 5, 2014, two separate terror attacks took place in which ‎Palestinians ‎drove their cars into pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing 4 and injuring dozens. In addition, on Oct. 29, 2014, Islamic Jihad member Mutaz Hijazi attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a prominent activist working to assure rights for Jews to visit and pray on the Temple Mount.
PA TV complains that Jews use the ‎term “Temple Mount”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 1, 2014
Official PA TV News report on the ‎Judaization of Jerusalem:
Official PA TV reporter: “The Jews even ‎call the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque the ‎‎‘Temple Mount,’ and therefore, their ‎almost daily invasions – which increase ‎on the Jewish holidays, like now – and ‎their attempts to hold religious ceremonies ‎in it, cannot be distinguished from what is ‎‎[being perpetrated] against the entire city.”‎

Note: The PA considers any presence of ‎Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion." ‎However, all visitors are subject to rigorous ‎checks by Israeli security personnel before ‎being granted access to the Temple ‎Mount.‎
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