PA daily: “Israel is using the Jews in order to ignite a new Holocaust against them”
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
“Historic Palestine is the land of the Palestinian Arab nation and bears its narrative, culture, and identity. No one, whatever his power, can sever the bond of affinity, proximity and history between the Palestinians and the land of their forefathers. The only narrative consistent with historic Palestine is the Palestinian narrative, and any other narrative is nothing more than a fabrication meant to justify a colonial occupation that expels [the original inhabitants] and settles [others in their place]. Therefore, all the claims of the leaders of the Zionist movement, from Herzl to Netanyahu and everyone in between, are false, and have no connection to the truth…
Proponents of the Zionist movement are pumping up these lies through their internationally influential media outlets, which are supported in an unprecedented way by the imperialist West, in order to disseminate them and to brainwash the Jews, who have been deceived, to realize [their] colonial objectives in the region. This [is being done] because the State of Israel (Note: the Palestinian media generally avoids using this term) was a front line and support base for the capitalist powers… and its purpose was the partitioning of the Arab region and the theft of its resources, to prevent the awakening of the Arab nation and to serve as a way out of the distress of the Jewish question within the given time frame.
This conflict was never a religious conflict, and never will be. This is because Israel is using the Jews in order to ignite a new Holocaust against them – not to protect them or their interests – and to embroil them in a war with the Palestinian Arab nation and with the peoples of the Arab nation, even though a central part of the Jews with Israeli citizenship are Arabs – residents of the various Arab nations, including Palestine itself.”