"Jewish Europeans were victims of the cooperation of the racist twins – the Nazism of Hitler and the Zionist organization" - PA
Excerpt of a column by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily
Headline: “Comments on the speech by the European Parliament president at the Israeli Parliament”
“(The article addresses a speech given by European Parliament President Roberta Metsola at the Israeli Parliament on May 23, 2022 -Ed.)
Afterwards, [European Parliament President Roberta Metsola] spoke about a common history that is thousands of years old (!!) [parentheses in source] between the civilized peoples of Europe and ‘Israel’ (sic., Metsola spoke of a common history between the European and Jewish peoples; see below for actual quote), which – according to the resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the [UN] organizations – is an occupation and apartheid state that was established just 74 years ago and does not even have one true cultural root in Palestine (sic., an abundance of evidence proves Jewish history in Israel)!
She said in these words: ‘The ties between Israel and the peoples of Europe are deep, and the bond between us has become stronger due to the awful days we have undergone together in our common history’ (sic., see below for actual quote). We think that on this point Ms. Roberta Metsola spoke the truth, as the Jews of Europe (the Ashkenazim) [parentheses in source] who invaded Palestine in the period of British colonialism after the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) in 1917, and the Jewish Europeans who were victims of the cooperation of the racist twins – the Nazism of [Adolf] Hitler and the Zionist organization – are indeed European citizens, as there is no doubt about their history with the peoples of Europe. But what is certain, true, and immutable is that they have no historical connection to the land of Palestine, its history, and the cultures that have existed in it throughout the periods!
Ms. Metsola did not emphasize the Palestinian people’s right to exist, at the very least for the sake of balance in presenting the positions. The Palestinian people has existed since the dawn of human history on the land of its homeland Palestine (sic., the Palestinians have no history prior to the modern period), and we think that the libraries of Europe are full of books, maps, and historical documents that, with tangible and decisive evidence, clarify the roots of this existence. But in her speech, she repeated the European Parliament’s position regarding Israel’s right to exist when she said that 'Europe will always support Israel’s right to exist,’ and that ‘It is inconceivable that Israel’s right to exist would continue to be put into question’!”
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola’s actual quote from her speech before the Israeli Parliament on May 23, 2022, is as follows: “I am here to bring the message of Europe, to underline that the ties between our peoples are deep, and the bond that we share is one that has been forged in the horror of our common history.”
The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate "responsible for putting into effect the declaration," which led to the UN vote in favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.