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Abbas' description of Jewish history as "delusional myths" echoed on PA TV
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Official PA TV: The Jews' "so-called Temple"

is "nothing but legends and myths"

and "greatest crime and forgery in history"

[Official PA TV, Aug. 1, 2015]

 

Statement echoes Mahmoud Abbas' description

of Jerusalem's Jewish history as "delusional myths":

 

Abbas: "The occupation authorities are continuing...

their attempt to change Jerusalem...

to serve [their] delusional myths...

They imagine that by brute force

they can invent a [Jewish] history"

[Official PA TV, Jan. 17, 2014]

 

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik 

 

A narrator on official PA TV stated that the "so-called Temple" is a "myth" and that stories about Jewish history in Jerusalem are "delusions and legends." This historical revision exemplifies the Palestinian Authority's policy of denying Jewish history in Jerusalem and denying the existence of the Temple
 

 

 

PA TV narrator: "The story of the Temple is nothing but a collection of legends and myths for political reasons. They [Jews] have set Palestine and Jerusalem as their goal, and have used the myths in the service of their declared goals of occupation and imperialism. In the spirit of the delusions and legends, they try to get rid of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and establish their so-called 'Temple' - the greatest crime and forgery in history."

[Official PA TV, Aug. 1, 2015]

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This ideology and the use of such expressions come from the top PA echelons. Palestinian Media Watch documented that PA Chairman Abbas, in a speech to leaders of Muslim countries, defined Jewish history in Jerusalem as a "delusional myth" and claimed that Israel is trying to invent a Jewish history "by brute force":

 

 

 

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "The Israeli occupation authorities are rushing, in an unprecedented way -using the most despicable and dangerous means - to carry out what they consider to be the final battle in their war to erase and remove the Islamic-Christian Arab character of East Jerusalem, in an effort to Judaize it and establish it as the capital of the occupation state...The occupation authorities are continuing their efforts to achieve their final goal of Judaizing Jerusalem, acting in several ways. These include, first, their attempt to change the facts of Jerusalem's landscape in every detail, and replace it with a different landscape whose purpose is to serve delusional myths and the arrogance of power. They imagine that by this brute force they can invent a [Jewish] history, establish claims and erase solid religious and historical facts."

[Official PA TV, Jan. 17, 2014]

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See more examples of the PA policy of denying Jewish history and the existence of the Temple.