Arab Journalists Encourage Palestinians to Take the Best Offer They Can Get

April 23 2019

For decades, Palestinian leaders, egged on by Arab rulers, have rejected every offer to divide the Land of Israel into Jewish and Palestinian states. In a departure from the usual positions found in the Arabic press, note the translators of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a few writers have recently criticized such Palestinian intransigence. One, Ahmad al-Tawwab, wrote in Egypt’s state-owned newspaper al-Ahram:

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More about: Arab World, Palestinians, Peace Process

Islamic Texts Provide Evidence That Belies Palestinian Propaganda about the Temple Mount

In the past few years, Palestinian leaders have added to their familiar, scurrilous claim that Israel plans to seize or destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock the assertion that there never was a Jewish Temple there, and that the site had no significance to Jews before modern times. Nadav Shragai argues that, to counteract this effort to rewrite history, it is not sufficient to turn to the wealth of archaeological evidence, which might not prove persuasive to a Muslim audience. Instead, he urges Israel and its defenders to build their case on Islamic sources:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jerusalem, Muslim-Jewish relations, Temple Mount