Palestinians Rewrite History to Refute the Jewish Connection to Israel

(Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) On June 29 and 30, 2021, the Ramallah branch of al-Quds Open University held a conference sponsored by PA President Mahmoud Abbas as part of a program on "Deconstructing the Zionist Narrative." PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh reiterated the Palestinian claim that no connections exist between the Hebrews, the Israelis and the Jews, and that today's Jews are actually Khazars, a Turkic-speaking tribe which converted to Judaism in the 6th century CE. Other speakers stressed that the Jews had no links to Jerusalem. The objectives of the Palestinians are to deny the existence of the Jewish people and its historical connections to the Land of Israel, foster hatred for Israel and the Jews, and sabotage any chance of significant dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians. In his opening speech, Abbas boasted that international world opinion was gradually moving towards an acceptance of the Palestinian narrative.

2021-08-05 00:00:00

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