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Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2014

Palestinian FM: Palestinians will never accept Israel as Jewish state

The Palestinian Authority foreign minister says Palestinians will “never accept any circumstances” that indicate the idea that Israel is a Jewish state ignoring the 3,000 year Jewish connection with the Holy Land.

Foreign Minister Riad Malki, in an interview with the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat stated that the Israeli government demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state is the most insurmountable issue facing peace talks sponsored by Secretary of State John Kerry.

photo Ron Almo

photo Ron Almo

“This is a sharply contentious issue. It would be dangerous to recognize this because this would mean our acceptance of the dissolution of our own history and ties and our historic right to Palestine,” Malki said.

“This is something that we will never accept under any circumstances. Acceptance of this would also raise fears about the fate of the 1.8 million Palestinians living in Israel. They are already second-class citizens, so how will they be affected by the Judaization of the state? This also raises questions about the [Palestinian] refugees and the right of return. So this is something that we absolutely cannot accept,” he added.

The comparison is similar to Native Americans being indigenous, being in the territory first; therefore, the Jews are viewed as oppressive colonialists.

The Blaze quotes pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon (EOZ) wrote of Malki’s interview, “Isn’t that interesting? The Palestinian position is that if there is any Jewish history in Israel, then Palestinian Arab history goes *poof*. So they must deny history in order to maintain their bogus claims!”

“Now, it is true – there is no particularly Palestinian Arab history to speak of before the 20th century. No one identified themselves as Palestinian, there was no particularly Palestinian cuisine or dress or culture (although some towns did have their own specific costumes and crafts.) But this answer betrays how flimsy Palestinian Arab ties to the land are (as a people),” EOZ wrote.

“Imagine if a US official said that he or she could not recognize Native Americans as being their own peoples – because to do that would be to deny American history,” EOZ added in response to the Palestinian foreign minister’s comments.

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  2. M McL says:

    Can you imagine if England would do no business with anyone not saying England was ‘the Protestant state’? Israel is for idiots.

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