The "Palestinian Narrative" Is Based on a Falsified Version of History

(Ha'aretz) Moshe Arens - The refusal of the Palestinian leadership to recognize the historical connection between the Jewish people and Palestine is at the root of their unwillingness to make peace with Israel. It is part of the "Palestinian narrative" that sees the Jews as colonizers who should return to their countries of origin, like the Crusaders in the Middle Ages. Those who grant the "Palestinian narrative" equal validity to that of the "Jewish narrative" have their historical facts mixed up. While presumably promoting the peace process, they are actually putting obstacles in its path by granting validity to a falsified version of history which denies historic legitimacy to the Jewish presence in Palestine. The writer served as Israel's Minister of Defense three times and once as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

2017-11-07 00:00:00

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