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Demonization of Jews/Israelis
Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will. The PA presents Jews as possessing inherently evil traits. Jews are said to be treacherous, corrupt, deceitful and unfaithful by nature. These Jewish “attributes” and traditions are presented as the unchangeable nature of Jews. Forgeries and fiction masquerading as history are used to document and support the libel that Judaism is in essence racist and evil. Jews are said to be planning and executing heinous crimes, including burning Palestinians in ovens, murder, using prisoners for Nazi-like experiments, and more. If unchecked, these crimes constitute a mortal danger, not only to all Muslims and Arabs but to all of humanity.

The PA assigns responsibility to the Jews for all the problems in the world: Wars, conflicts and civil wars are all said to be triggered by Jews. Indeed, the oppression suffered by Jews throughout history is presented as the legitimate response of nations seeking revenge for the injury caused them by the Jews living among them. The creation of the State of Israel is said to have been a European plot, in order to be rid of their Jews and save Europe from the evil of Jewish presence in their countries.

The following are examples of Palestinian demonization:
Jews/Israelis are evil

Abbas retracts water poisoning libel, "emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general... [but] condemns the illegal actions and steps of [Israeli] and its settlers against the Palestinian people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2016
Headline: "[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions, and we are not among those who harm any one of them"
     "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Israeli accusations and declarations directed against him and against the Palestinian people, according to which he harmed Judaism, and condemned accusations against him of Antisemitism.
After it became clear that the reports that were published in many media outlets about the declarations of a rabbi regarding the poisoning of Palestinian wells were baseless, President Abbas - out of the deep respect he has for all religions, including Judaism - emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general. However, at the same time he condemns the illegal actions and steps of the occupation authorities (i.e., Israel) and its settlers against the Palestinian people, including the incitement against him and against his rights."
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Abbas publicized this “retraction” after he repeated a libel in a speech at European Parliament that Israeli rabbis had demanded that the Israeli government “poison the water to kill the Palestinians.” [Official PA TV, June 23, 2016]
Abbas repeats libel: Israeli rabbis demanded government poison water to kill the Palestinians  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2016
 

Official PA TV, special broadcast, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the EU Parliament

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “There is an issue that the Israelis are bringing up, and that is the issue of incitement. Despite the fact that the Israeli incitement does not stop, and the actions of the occupation (i.e., Israel) and the settlers do not stop… Just a week ago, some rabbis rose up in Israel and explicitly announced and demanded of their government that it poison the water in order to kill the Palestinians. Is this not clear incitement? Is this not clear incitement, whose goal is to carry out a mass murder of Palestinians? We are against incitement!”
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The libel that rabbis called to poison the Palestinians’ water, which had been voiced by the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the PLO in the days prior to Abbas’ speech, did not appear in the written version of Abbas’ speech, which was publicized in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2016. Apparently Abbas decided to add it in at the last moment.
Fatah cartoon depicts Israeli PM Netanyahu as a Nazi with a swastika tattoo  
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, June 23, 2016

Cartoon titled "Knockout" shows a boxer representing "Palestine" - his glove is in the colors of the Palestinian flag and labelled: "The State of Palestine" - delivering the knockout blow to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has a swastika tattooed on his arm, Stars of David on his gloves, and the name "Netanyahu" on his belt.
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PA libel: Israeli rabbis called to poison all Palestinian wells 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2016


Official PA TV newsreader:
"The Council of Settlement Rabbis (sic) has called to poison the drinking water in all districts of the homeland [Palestine], in order to cause [Palestinian] residents to emigrate, or in order to kill them."
Official PA TV reporter: "As part of the Israeli attempts to utilize religious sources of authority to achieve political goals, an Israeli human rights organization has exposed a religious ruling issued by Rabbi Shlomo Melamed (sic), Chairman of the Council of Settlement Rabbis (sic), that gave the settlers permission to poison the drinking water and the natural wells in the [Palestinian] villages and towns throughout the West Bank. This, with the goal of causing the [Palestinian] residents to leave their lands, enabling the settlers to take control of them."
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Note: The Jerusalem Post reported that no rabbi of the name “Rabbi Shlomo Melamed” exists, and that the left wing Israeli NGO which the PA has been quoting, has denied the story. Click "full article" for a quote from The Jerusalem Post
Arab League condemns 'rabbinical' ruling calling on Jews to poison Palestinian water sources 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 20, 2016
Headline: “The Arab League condemns the call of the rabbis to poison Palestinian drinking water”
      “The Arab League strongly condemned the call of the chairman of the Council of Settlement Rabbis, Rabbi Shlomo Melamed (No such rabbi or body exists, see note, Ed.), which gives the settlers permission to poison the drinking water that sustains the Palestinian towns and villages throughout the occupied West Bank. The [Arab League] statement… placed full responsibility on Israel (the occupying force) [parentheses in source] for the ramifications of these religious rulings, which expose the Israeli policy of creating facts on the ground. This is in the shadow of the silence of the international community and its ignoring of the Israeli violations, which are committed each day against the Palestinians: daily executions, home demolitions, clearing and expropriating land, arrests and other serious violations.”
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Note: This story has been denied by both the supposed source of the story, the Breaking the Silence group, and by a Rabbi Zalmen Melamed - there is no Rabbi Shlomo Melamed.
"The Jerusalem Post was unable to find evidence that either a Rabbi Shlomo Mlma or Mlmad, or the Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements exist. There is a Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria, led by Yishai Babad. There is a Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El… [who told CAMERA]: 'I did not say that and do not believe any rabbi would say something like that.' In addition, Breaking the Silence’s spokesman said he did not know of any testimony about poisoning water.” [The Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2016]

PLO and PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs spread libel that rabbis gave permission to settlers to poison Palestinian water 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2016
Headline: “Religious rulings by rabbis give the settlers permission to poison Palestinian water”
     “The [PLO’s] National Bureau to Defend the Land and Resist Settlement warned about the dangers and the ramifications of religious rulings by Jewish rabbis that give the settlers permission to poison water that sustains Palestinian cities and villages… The organization [Breaking the Silence] noted that the Jewish settlers work intently on poisoning drinking water in the Palestinian towns and villages throughout the West Bank... The [PA] Foreign Ministry said yesterday [June 19, 2016] in a statement that the radical Netanyahu [Israeli] government is continuing its unlimited war against the existence of the Palestinian man in his homeland... We stand today before this serious crime, which is not the first of its kind, against the lives of all the Palestinians, through the poisoning of the various water sources. This not only endangers human life, but also one’s livelihood – animals and agricultural produce.”
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls Israel's "poisoning" wells "a crime against humanity" 
Source: PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, June 19, 2016
PMW note: The PLO accused Jews in the West Bank of poisoning Palestinian water sources, based on the rulings"of a Rabbi Shlomo Melamed, chairman of  the Council of Settlement Rabbis. No such rabbi or body exists. The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the accusations: 
   "This call by Rabbi Mlmad is considered a crime against humanity because it targets humans, animals, corps and all forms of life in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The ministry held the Israeli government full responsibility of the consequences of such calls. It demanded the arrest of the Rabbi for inciting murder and the enforcement of necessary procedures to protect Palestinians from individuals who might attempt to poison water sources.
What is the international community waiting for to interfere; the death of thousands of Palestinians of thirst? To meet such incident with silence and ignore the war Israel is waging against Palestinians is a cause of shame for the international community."
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Note: This story has been denied by both the supposed source of the story, the Breaking the Silence group, and by a Rabbi Zalmen Melamed - there is no Rabbi Shlomo Melamed. "The Jerusalem Post was unable to find evidence that either a Rabbi Shlomo Mlma or Mlmad, or the Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements exist. There is a Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria, led by Yishai Babad. There is a Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El. Mlmad is similar to Melamed, and Zalman is Yiddish for Shlomo. Rabbi Zalman Melamed told Gidon Shaviv, a senior research analyst for press watchdog CAMERA, "I did not say that and do not believe any rabbi would say something like that." Melamed also called the report a blood libel.
In addition, Breaking the Silence's spokesman said he did not know
PLO invents blood libel, accuses rabbis of calling to poison Palestinian wells  
Source: PLO's National Bureau to Defend the Land and Resist Settlement website, June 16, 2016
     "An Israeli human rights organization has exposed that Jewish settlers are working intently on poisoning the drinking water in the Palestinian towns and villages throughout the West Bank. Yehuda Shaul, founder of the organization Breaking the Silence... said that the goal of poisoning the water is to cause 'the local Palestinians to leave their villages and towns, so that the settlers will be able to take control of their lands.'... It should be noted that an investigative report that was broadcast on the Israeli [TV] Channel 10 around a year ago exposed that Rabbi Shlomo Melamed, chairman of what is known by the name 'Council of Settlement Rabbis' (Ed. note: no such rabbi or body exists), issued a religious ruling giving the settlers permission to poison the drinking water and the naturally flowing wells [of Palestinians] throughout the West Bank."
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Note: This story has been denied by both the supposed source of the story, the Breaking the Silence group, and by a Rabbi Zalmen Melamed - there is no Rabbi Shlomo Melamed. "The Jerusalem Post was unable to find evidence that either a Rabbi Shlomo Mlma or Mlmad, or the Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements exist. There is a Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria, led by Yishai Babad. There is a Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El. Mlmad is similar to Melamed, and Zalman is Yiddish for Shlomo. Rabbi Zalman Melamed told Gidon Shaviv, a senior research analyst for press watchdog CAMERA, "I did not say that and do not believe any rabbi would say something like that." Melamed also called the report a blood libel.
In addition, Breaking the Silence's spokesman said he did not know of any testimony about poisoning water."  [The Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2016]
Fatah: Terror attack that killed 4 was "natural response" to Israeli crimes  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 9, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on June 9, 2016:
Posted text: "Headline: Al-Jaghoub: Israel is reaping the results of its choosing force against our Palestinian people"
     "The Fatah Movement stated in a notice from the Mobilization and Organization Commission" that the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) which occurred last night is a private and spontaneous natural response to Israel's choosing force... Head of the Information Committee of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said: 'Israel needs to understand the results of its actions, [which are] a continuation of the promotion of the option of violence and the policy of demolishing homes and expelling residents of Jerusalem, and the ongoing invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by the herds of settlers... and the cold blooded murder of Palestinians at their checkpoints, which are spread through the territories occupied since 1967.'"
#Ramadan_operation
#Palestine"
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Abbas' advisor: Jews “are thieves who stole the land… we have been here for 5,000 years” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 3, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "They [the Jews] claim that there was a Temple here. Those are unfounded claims, myths, and rumors. However, the problem between us and them is not a problem of religious or historical narrative. The problem is that they are thieves. The problem is that they are thieves who stole the land, and who want to steal the history, but history cannot change and cannot be falsified. The facts bear witness to it. We have been here for the last 5,000 years, and have not left this land. We have not left this land. Our forefathers are the monotheist Canaanites and Jebusites. They are the ones who built Jerusalem, before Abraham was even here."
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There never was an ancient Palestinian-Arab nation. Arabs first arrived in the land of Israel/Judea with the Muslim invasion in 637 CE. Arabs first identified themselves as "Palestinians" in the 20th century, after the creation of the State of Israel. Claiming a 5,000 year old Palestinian nation is a historical lie.
Senior PLO official insinuates that Israel is responsible for "extreme terror in the region" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 1, 2016
Headline: “Erekat met with a delegation from the American J Street organization”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat met with a delegation of American congress members that included Karis (sic., Karen) Bass from California, Don Bayer from Virginia, Keith Ellison from Minnesota, Robin Kelly from Illinois, and [Sean] Patrick Malofey (sic., Maloney) from New York, part of a delegation from the American organization J Street, led by Jeremy Ben Ami and a number of the organization’s leaders…
Erekat expressed the Palestinian leadership’s support for the French initiative, and also expressed hope that the international community would begin to demand an accounting from the occupying authority (Israel) [parentheses in source], if it wants to defeat the extreme terror in the region. Likewise, he emphasized that peace and stability in the region will begin by drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and a permanent solution of all the issues, including the refugees and the prisoners, on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the international bodies.”
Senior PLO official to South American delegation: Israel is "fascist… carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 25, 2016
Headline: “Karake: Israel is a fascist state”
     “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said yesterday, Wednesday [May 25, 2016], during a meeting with a delegation including 20 parliament members and jurists from South American countries (Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia) [parentheses in source] that Israel is a fascist state that legally allows torture, behaves in a racist manner, and carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners, while violating all the international laws, conventions and agreements… Karake concluded the meeting, held in the Addameer Association in Ramallah, with a call to the international community to put an end to the Israeli actions against the prisoners and force them to implement international and humanitarian law and the international conventions and agreements, primarily the Geneva agreements, and to relate to the prisoners as prisoners of a freedom movement, and not as criminals.”
PA official in Abbas' name: Israel "doomed to disappear" like apartheid South Africa; belief that Jews are "Allah's people" is "the personification of racism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2016
Headline: “Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim: “The occupiers are doomed to disappear, and the future is ours”
     “Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said: ‘The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and the aggressors are doomed to the dustbins of history... He clarified: ‘Everyone is saying now that this people needs its own state in the June 4 [1967] borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, but the occupation continues to act arrogantly, like all occupiers who try to ignore this fact. They are doomed as the racist regime in South Africa was doomed, and as the racist regime in Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe - was doomed… so are the tyrannical aggressors in our land doomed, who do not know what morals are, and who claim that their weapon is pure, while it is filthy with our blood. They talk about how they are the chosen people of Allah, and this is the personification of racism – the chosen people of Allah. [They talk] about the purity of their weapon, while it kills our children at checkpoints under one pretext or another. The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and this is a fact that we must never forget.”

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Guest on PA TV: Jews taught South Africa and the Nazis to be apartheid regimes  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 20, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, interview with Issa Salman, a resident of Beit Safafa, a neighborhood in west Jerusalem, about the period between 1948-1967 in which Beit Safafa was a village divided between Israel and Jordan

Issa Salman: “It was the only village in southern west Jerusalem that was divided as a result of the 1949 Rhodes Agreement (sic., apparently referring to the Lausanne Conference of 1949, see below), under an apartheid regime, in other words the Jews preceded others [in this regard], and South Africa learned from them, and the Nazis learned from them.”

Visual: Salman shows a picture of the fence that was in Beit Safafa until 1967 .

Official PA TV host: “In 1962, see the clear signs of apartheid [i.e., the pre-1967 border between Israel and Jordan].”

The Lausanne Conference of 1949 was convened by the UN Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) in Lausanne, Switzerland April 27 – Sept. 12, 1949. It was attended by representatives of Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria and the Arab Higher Committee and refugee delegations, representing Arab refugees from Israel. Its purpose was to resolve disputes arising from the 1948 war between Israel and its neighboring Arab countries.
Palestinian daily refers to Israeli soldiers in 1948 war as "Zionist gangs" "with a thirst for killing" 
Source: Al-Quds, May 18, 2016
Headline: “Refugee Ali Karake: They notified us that the Zionist gangs would be making a short visit!”
     “Allar is an expelled village located southwest of ancient Jerusalem in an area called Wadi Al-Sarar, and includes a number of Crusader, Mamluk, and Ottoman antiquities and architectural monuments. Its residents were exiled during the 1948 war (i.e., the Israeli War of Independence, which Arab nations initiated and later lost against Israel), and the Zionist gangs established a number of settlement blocs on the village’s land and next to it.
Ali Muhammad Karake, 84, a refugee from the village of Allar… said that the residents of the village were afraid as a result of the acts of terror and massacres being carried out by the Zionist gangs against unarmed [Arab] citizens and farmers, and added: ‘We did not have weapons and we were not trained to deal with gangs and an organized army with a thirst for killing…’
He continued and said: ‘When news reached us that the Zionist gangs were nearing the village of Allar, the leadership of the Arab army came to the village and asked the residents to leave so that additional massacres would not take place.’ Karake added in an ironic tone: ‘The Arab army requested that we not go very far from the village, as the Zionist gangs would make a short visit and then leave, and then they (i.e., the Arab army) would let us go back. However, that short visit has continued until today.’”
Palestinian Ambassador: ISIS is “the other face of the Israeli occupation state’s terror” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 17, 2016
Headline: “Marking the 68th anniversary of the Nakba in Greece”
     “The Palestinian embassy in Greece marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in the Greek capital, Athens, together with the General Union of Palestine Students … Palestinian Ambassador Marwan Toubassi referred to the organized terror that has and is taking place in the Palestinian refugee camps, and particularly in the Al-Yarmouk [refugee] camp, which is carried out by ISIS, the other face of the Israeli occupation state’s terror.”
Fatah Facebook posts cartoon of Netanyahu walking on graph of rising popularity made of dead Palestinian babies 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 12, 2016

Cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on May 12, 2016

The cartoon shows a rising graph made of dead Palestinian babies as PM Netanyahu walks across, rising in popularity. "#Asknetanyahu" is referring a May 12, 2016 event on Twitter in which PM Netanyahu responded to questions tweeted to him using the "Asknetanyahu" hashtag.

Posted text, originally in English:  "How many Palestinian kids did it take you to kill to win the Israeli votes?
#Asknetanyahu”
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Fatah cartoon criticizes Hamas and Israel, depicts Gaza as a woman being decapitated by Israel and Hamas  
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, May 9, 2016

Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission on May 9, 2016

Headline: "Gaza is the victim!"
This cartoon shows Gaza from one war to the next, depicted as a woman on her knees with bowed head, as Israel and Hamas draw a saw back and forth across her (Gaza’s) bleeding neck.

Text at top of image:  "War – victory, war – victory…"
Text over left hand: "Hamas"
Text over right hand: "Israel"
Text on woman's robe: "Gaza"
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israel’s “crimes” against Palestinian prisoners “are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2016
Headline: “Karake met with a delegation of Palestinians from Chile”
      “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners Affairs Issa Karake briefed a delegation of Palestinians from Chile regarding the prisoners’ cause, and gave them a detailed explanation of all the crimes and attacks against them [the prisoners], which are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity… At the end of the meeting, the delegation gave the head of the commission a symbolic gift in the form of a sports uniform on which a map of Palestine is printed.”

Photo caption: “Karake during his meeting with the Chilean delegation”

The picture shows the delegation holding a shirt with the PA map of “Palestine” printed twice. The PA map includes the PA areas and all of Israel.
Op-ed in PA daily implicitly compares Israeli government to Nazis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2016
Headline: “Those who pass between fleeting words”
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen, originally published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper
     “The terrorist [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu promises not to give up the Golan. I say to him (through a third party because I cannot speak with him) [parentheses in source] that Tel Aviv is not his. The Golan is part of Syria, and all of Israel is occupied Palestine… What I say is that the occupation of Palestine is an evil thing that will end with the return of the occupiers to the place from where they came. I do not expect that the justice will include putting the members of the Israeli government on trial as the Nazis were put on trial after the fall of the Nazis, but just that they will leave, as Mahmoud Darwish requested when he said to them that they ‘pass between fleeting words’ and that they should take their names and get out from on us. All of their news is a crime or lies. The Jewish holiday of Passover falls on the 22nd of this month, and it marks the anniversary of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. According to information I have received from two university professors, which was verified by my friend, the archeologist Zahi Hawass, this whole story is a biblical myth. I challenge them to bring me one archeological remnant from Egypt or Sinai, as I challenge them daily to bring me one Jewish archeological remnant from Jerusalem, or to show us a rock from the alleged Temple.”
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