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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
[Capital crime to sell Jesus property] PMW Bulletin - Palestinian leadership term Jesus a Palestinian

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: OK, I'm not going to make the mistake of an
Israeli Embassy and write that if Jesus visited a Palestinian city today
that as a Jew he would be endangering his life. But I can certainly write
that under Palestinian law it would be a capital crime for a Palestinian to
sell Jesus property in Bethlehem.]

PMW Bulletin

Dec. 26, 2012

The Palestinian "holy Trinity":
Jesus, Arafat and Abbas

PA leader Rajoub:
"The greatest Palestinian in history since Jesus
is Yasser Arafat."
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=8250

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

p:+972 2 625 4140 e: pmw@palwatch.org

f: +972 2 624 2803 w: www.palwatch.org

The Palestinian leadership's falsification of history by presenting Jesus as
an ancient Palestinian increased in regularity as Christmas approached this
year. In the last month alone, the PA media has transmitted six additional
PA misrepresentations of Jesus as a Palestinian, including:

The Governor of Ramallah: "We all have the right to be proud that Jesus is a
Palestinian"
PA historian: "In the final analysis, Jesus is a Palestinian"
The PA Mufti: "Jesus is a Palestinian par excellence"

Palestinian Media Watch reported that the PA Mufti used the same expression
already three years ago.

In addition, there is an attempt to connect Jesus to the Palestinian leaders
themselves. Senior PA leader Jibril Rajoub said: "The greatest Palestinian
in history since Jesus is Yasser Arafat," and an editorial in the PA
official daily referred to Arafat, Jesus and Abbas as the Palestinian "holy
Trinity":
"Jesus is a Palestinian; the self-sacrificing Yasser Arafat is a
Palestinian; Mahmoud Abbas, the messenger of peace on earth, is a
Palestinian. How great is this nation of the holy Trinity!"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2012]

PMW has documented the ongoing PA historical revision, which falsely
connects the current Palestinian-Arab population to a fabricated ancient
Palestinian-Arab nation. Although there is no record of any Palestinian-Arab
history and no people ever identified as being part of a Palestinian-Arab
nation until very recently, the PA claims they are an ancient Palestinian
people in an attempt to compete with Israel's well-documented Jewish history
in the land.

While Christian tradition and the historical writings of the period portray
Jesus as a Jew living in the land of Judea/Israel, the PA consistently tells
its people that they are the ones connected to Jesus. This is not only a
distortion of Jesus' personal history as reported in Christian writings, it
is also an anachronism. The Romans changed the name of Judea/Israel to
"Palestine" in order to punish the Jewish nation after its unsuccessful
rebellion a full 136 years after the birth of Jesus.

The following are recent examples of the PA's misrepresentation of Jesus as
a Palestinian:

Fatah Central Committee member Jibril Rajoub:
"The greatest Palestinian in history since Jesus is Yasser Arafat."
[PA TV (Fatah), Nov. 29, 2011]

Official PA daily op-ed:
"Jesus is a Palestinian; the self-sacrificing Yasser Arafat is a
Palestinian; Mahmoud Abbas, the messenger of peace on earth, is a
Palestinian. How great is this nation of the holy Trinity!"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2012]

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories:

"The Palestinian nation is rooted in this land since the Canaanites and the
Jebusites. The Arab presence - Christian and Islamic - on this land is
uninterrupted. Jesus is a Palestinian par excellence."
[PA TV (Fatah), Nov. 30, 2012]

Governor of the Ramallah district Leila Ghannam:
"The Palestinian pain is one and the joy is one. We all have the right to be
proud that Jesus is a Palestinian and that Palestine is the birthplace of
the religions..."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 24, 2012]

Palestinian historian Khalil Shoka:
"The Christian religion started here [Bethlehem]... The entire world is
focused on this city because of its important historical and traditional
role... because in the final analysis, Jesus is a Palestinian."
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 16, 2012]

Official PA daily op-ed:
"We can be proud, oh son of Mary, that you are the first Palestinian who
redeemed mankind..."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 25, 2012]

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