Abbas, Temple Denial, and the Distortion of History

As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a "dialogue of the demented" in her book The World Turned Upside Down, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently continued a long tradition of attempting to de-Judaize Jerusalem by expressing his mendacious notion that "Jerusalem's identity is Arab, and the city's and Christian holy sites must be protected from Israeli threats."  The same scholar of history who wrote a doctoral dissertation that questioned the extent and truthfulness of the Holocaust was now making his own historical claim that there has never been a Jewish presence and history in the world's holiest city. Israeli archeology and biblical links to Jerusalem, and specifically the Temple Mount, "will not undermine the fact that the city will forever be Arabic, Islamic and Christian," Abbas crowed, adding that "there will be no peace or stability before our beloved city and eternal capital is liberated from occupation and settlement,"...(Read Full Article)

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