Abbas gins up anti-Israel incitement about Jerusalem to foment a third intifada
Mahmoud Abbas, having abandoned any semblance of adherence to the peace process, is now ramping up some of the most vicious incitement against Israel in a deliberate strategy to generate a third intifada.
In his most provocative statements yet, Abbas gave a keynote address to an Arab gathering in Doha during which he claimed that Israel is out to erase any vestige of Arab-Islamic and Christian presence in East Jerusalem. Specifically, he charged that Israel has plans to build a Jewish Temple on the ruins of A-Aqsa Mosque and denied any Jewish history in Jerusalem. In a similar vein, he accused Israel of pursuing a strategy of "ethnic cleansing" to whittle down the Arab population, while Judaizing Israel's capital.
All these charges, of course, are a tissue of lies but they're very dangerous lies, apt to arouse another intifada. We've seen in recent days how the Muslim "street" can easily be prodded to resort to massive, deadly violence.
Abbas' speech, in this regard, was a bundle of toxic lies. There already have been several Arab rock-throwing riots in recent days in the heart of Jerusalem.
Far from threatening Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Israel has been a diligent custodian of all holy places - Christian, Muslim and Jewish - in Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Mosque is absolutely in no danger of being harmed, Just the opposite: It is vestiges of the First and Second Jewish Temples atop Temple Mount that have been systematically erased by the Muslim Wafq, which administers this site.
Also, with regard to Abbas' "ethnic cleansing" charge - Israel supposedly reducing the Arab population to make room for more Jews in Jerusalem - the city's demographic history gives the lie to any such notion. For more than 40 years, the trend has gone the other way. Since Israel unified both parts of Jerusalem, the Arab population actually has increased faster than the Jewish population. There are more Arabs today than ever before. The Arab population has grown in both absolute and proportional terms. The latest population counts show Arabs now comprise more than 35 percent of Jerusalem's population and demographic trends indicate that Arabs will easily expand to 40 percent by 2020 and reach parity with Jews before mid-century. Some ethnic cleansing!
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to issue a scathing rebuttal to Abbas's phony charges, calling them "defamatory, contemptible, baseless and irresponsible."
"This is not how one makes peace," the prime minister remarked.
Netanyahu accused Abbas of denying Jerusalem's Jewish past and distorting reality. Under Israeli control, he noted, there is freedom of worship for all religions.
Since Abbas has postured as a champion of peace, Netanyahu added, one might expect him instead to "prepare his people for peace and co-existence and not disseminate lies and incitement."
With Abbas racheting up vicious anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incitement, it will be interesting to see whether mainstream media, which are in the habit of covering up such outrageous provocations, finally will show their readers and viewers the real Mahmoud Abbas.
Leo Rennert is a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief of McClatchy Newspapers
Abbas's speech translated via google translator...
Visit the prisoner support him in any way does not mean normalization with warden
Jerusalem should be the address in the central state relations with the Arab and Islamic countries of the world
President Mahmoud Abbas during the opening of the 'International Conference to defend and protect Jerusalem' (lens: Thaer Ghanayem)
Aaldouhh 02/26/2012 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas agreed and the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in their speeches at the opening of 'International Conference to defend Jerusalem and the protection of' the need for raising the issue of Jerusalem on the UN Security Council.
President Abbas called on Arabs and Muslims to visit Jerusalem, stressing that 'the prisoner support him in any way does not mean normalization with the jailer', pointing out that 'Jerusalem should be the address in the central state relations with the Arab and Islamic countries of the world'.
In his call for Arab brothers to support Jerusalem and the steadfastness of its people, quote the President by saying the Prophet Peace be upon him when he was asked about Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to visit and pray in it, and said, 'It could not visit Vlahd the Zeta Asrj in Guenadelh' means that the material support to enhance the steadfastness of Jerusalem and its people, Olive oil may be oil or oil or anything else.
The sovereignty in his speech opening the conference, which began its work in the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday, that provide answers to the challenges ahead of us is a big responsibility, imposed on all who are keen to Jerusalem, the adoption of policies, and provide capabilities to ensure success in maintaining the character of the Arab-Muslim and Christian.
He explained that the Israeli occupation authorities and speed up in an unprecedented way, using the ugliest and most dangerous means, the implementation of the plans what it considers the latest battle in the war aimed at Mhooazalh character of the Muslim and Christian Arab East Jerusalem, in order to devote its Judaization and the capital of the state of occupation.
He pointed out that the occupation authority's attempts to achieve its ultimate goal of these plans are in Jerusalem on three axes and syndrome overlap and occur simultaneously:
Axis I: working through the occupation authority to change the parameters and the structure of the scene, and the second axis: the complete plan of ethnic cleansing, and the third act in which the occupation authorities of the impoverishment of the holy city and the destruction of its infrastructure and its economy hit.
He stressed that the occupation is to deprive the Jerusalem of the performance of its historical, religious, and wants to cancel it apart as a cultural avant-garde and the world, did not stop one day to contribute to human civilization and enrich, seeking to convert them into old neighborhoods crumbling, mosques and churches deserted, and markets and the streets empty, wants to Palestine re-gem and flower Mdaúnha centuries back.
And between President Abbas that 'a most important conclusions, which amounts to a challenge, is emphasizing that what is required is to support the steadfastness and consistency of Jerusalemites protectors of the Holy City', and cited the words of the Prophet peace be upon him when he was asked about Al-Aqsa Mosque ', it is not able to visit Vlahd the Zeta Asrj in Guenadelh 'that any financial support to enhance the steadfastness of Jerusalem and its people, it may be oil or olive oil or anything else.
He said, 'We have agreed with the Organization of Islamic cooperation recently, which adopted the plan we have made of Jerusalem that we work together until you have all the Arab and Muslim countries are able to adopt a section of sectors, strengthening the steadfastness of our people in Jerusalem, such as health, education, housing, infrastructure, culture and religious sites, trade and economy, etc., and yesterday during the My meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, we agree on the plan and its implementation mechanisms. "
He stressed that the issue of Jerusalem must become the address of the Central and the basis and essential in the relations of the Arab and Islamic political and economic relations with countries of the world, and we must all develop a plan of action associated with the Christian churches of various concerned to preserve the churches as places of worship, not places for tourism.
He stressed that the so-called annexation of Jerusalem by law enacted by Israel in the twenty-seventh of June the 67 is invalid, and that East Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine.
He stressed the need to seek to strengthen the infrastructure of the Jerusalem community through the adoption of projects to support institutions and other projects in the holy city, in addition to the creativity of the case of constant contact with the people of Jerusalem to break the siege imposed on it and them.
He pointed to the importance of encouraging all who can go to visit Jerusalem, and in particular the brothers from the Arab and Islamic countries, in addition to the Arabs and Muslims and Christians in Europe and America, stressing that 'the prisoner is supporting him does not mean in any way normalization with the warden, Jerusalem is the title of our identity, the beginning and the end, which is the key to peace, is a mode of our cities, and the heartbeat of our nation, and Dora Tajna Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and Christian, the capital of our historical eternal, independent State of Palestine.
The following is the full text of the letter of sovereignty:
In the name of God the Merciful
'Aqsaa night from the Sacred Mosque to the Aqsa Mosque, which endorsed him to show him of Our Signs, He is the Hearer, the Seer'. Great truth of God
His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane
His Excellency the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Nabil Arab
I would like to extend my utmost thanks and appreciation to my brother His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, for hosting the Qatar for this important conference in Doha, which we signed in Rahabha shortly before the announcement speeds up the steps to implementation of the Palestinian national reconciliation, which has already been signed in Cairo and ending points outstanding, I also thank my brother His Excellency the Secretary General of the League of Arab States and its Secretariat and its crew, and all of the shares in the preparations for the convening of this conference.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Convened the International Conference to defend and protect Jerusalem today under very delicate stage and exceptional, relating to the capital of Palestine, and her heart beating, and challenges and the dangers it is not allowed anymore ignored and not addressed.
Providing answers to the challenges ahead of us is a big responsibility, imposed on all who are keen to Jerusalem, the adoption of policies, and provide capabilities to ensure success in maintaining the character of the Arab-Muslim and Christian, they are electrode Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, the first Qiblah and the second two mosques and a third of the Two Holy Mosques , a city of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, the City Church of the Resurrection and the Via Dolorosa, and the city that you must be a symbol of peace.
In this context, we must focus on what is read in and the President in his Jerusalem under Israeli schemes, where we can draw definite conclusions demonstrate our performance to improve the level of these challenges.
The follow-up the facts of that experienced and witnessed in Jerusalem during the past few years and today the practice of the occupation, leading to one conclusion, is that the Israeli occupation authorities accelerate and in an unprecedented way, using the ugliest and most dangerous means, and implementation of plans of what it sees as the latest battle in the war aimed to erase and remove the character of the Arab-Islamic and the Christian East Jerusalem, in order to Judaize and dedication as the capital of the Occupying Power, contrary to the resolutions of the Security Council and the more than 15 resolutions calling on Israel to reverse its actions and considers null and void, and here made my support for the proposal of His Highness Prince put the issue of Jerusalem on the UN Security Council.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The occupation authority's attempts to achieve its ultimate goal of these plans are in Jerusalem on three axes and syndrome overlap and occur simultaneously:
Axis I: working the occupying power of which to change the parameters and the structure of the scene-Maqdisi smallest details, believing they are so they can wipe from the memory of the world and consciousness are invoked by the name of Jerusalem immediately the image of the golden dome shimmering to the Dome of the Rock, and the depth and firmness of Optical Image remarkable for the juxtaposition of The brotherhood of the minarets of mosques and the domes of the churches, in the shadow of the city walls witness to the history and memories and facts, and the illusion that they are able to replace them, and bring a scene different serving illusions of superstition and arrogance of power, and they are by virtue of brute force that are able to invent history and install the allegations, and the abolition of facts, religious and historical.
In this context, is witnessing an unprecedented acceleration of Jerusalem in the course of settlement, where they are working day and night, for the fabrication of artificial details in the scene-Maqdisi, contrary to the characteristics of architectural and cultural roots and cultural identity of the Arab organization for the city of Al-Aqsa and the Church of the Resurrection.
Since the occupation authorities to remove the Mughrabi neighborhood after the 1967 war in the Old City of Jerusalem, still continue to demolish houses that carry symbolic, such as historic generosity of the Mufti and others, and build settlements in more than one site on land confiscated from the citizens of the holy city.
In spite of the enormous potential developed by the occupation authorities at the disposal of extremists to carry out excavations continued that threaten to undermine Al-Aqsa Mosque, in order to extract the evidence supports the Israeli version of Judaism, they failed miserably, but that did not prevent her from competition time, the implementation of all that would give the Jewish character of the city, sweep of the building to block the maximum scene, and the preparation of models of what they call the structure in order to build on the ruins of the maximum, to the establishment of the so-called biblical garden at the expense of the lands and houses of Jerusalem.
In the same context surround Jerusalem apartheid wall, and a band of settlements in order to isolate the city from its surroundings in the West Bank, and prevent communication between north and south of the West.
Second axis: the complete plan of ethnic cleansing.
The occupation began on his first day in 1967 in implementing the scheme aim to pay the Palestinian citizens to leave their city, through fatigue Jerusalemites arsenal of tax multiple, expensive, associated with punitive measures to force the merchants and owners of business and all the citizens to close their interests and leave the city, and followed the occupation authorities policy of refusal the granting of licenses for the construction of the houses, and to do the demolition of the houses that you see that they were built without their consent, and reached these schemes culminated pursuing a policy of confiscation of identity of Jerusalem and the denial of residency in their hometown, but things took turn Ascending serious during the past months, when the Israeli authorities to arrest MPs Jerusalemites , and the issuance of orders and the implementation of shutting them out from their city and their families, and in return pay the occupation settlers to seize Arab homes and forcing residents to leave.
What is the occupation authorities carried out ethnic cleansing, with all that means, against the Palestinian citizens, to make them at best a minority in their city, their resident status only for strengthening the Jewish presence to build more settlements.
The third axis: the occupation authorities work through the impoverishment of the holy city and the destruction of its infrastructure and hit its economy, which has always been in all ages the title of the boom center and head of economic activity and tourism, medical, educational, and an incubator for cultural, intellectual and artistic in Palestine, and to achieve that ended the occupation authorities the headquarters of many of the Palestinian institutions, like the house of the East and the headquarters of trade unions, trade unions and the Chamber of Commerce, founded in the thirties of the last century, before the catastrophe of 48 and the creation of Israel, and refuses to grant licenses for the construction of hospitals, universities, schools, hotels, homes, shopping centers, and enacted laws and taken measures to control the movement of tourists foreigners to keep them away from the city's hotels owned by Palestinians.
The procedure was the most dangerous, in addition to surround Jerusalem, a series of settlements to be separated from the rest of the West Bank, is to set up the occupation authorities of the barriers standing since the nineties, under which become Palestinian citizens are prevented from entering Jerusalem, whether for prayer or for work or for treatment or to study or for shopping or to visit relatives and their families without permits will be obtained almost impossible.
Yes, our people of Gaza and the West Bank are barred from visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Resurrection for prayer and religious rites, where is the freedom of worship, which is the basis of the right of every human being according to all international treaties?.
He was born and grew up in Palestine, Ladies and Gentlemen, Jill could not go to visit the holy city, which is away from his village or his city or his camp can be cut away in a few minutes or half an hour from the farthest places.
This procedure has led to what can be Ncbha stop the flow of blood from the arteries to the heart, over the history of Jerusalem was receiving daily tens of thousands of other Palestinian cities, who were flocking to the holy places, markets, schools and hospitals and concerns and workshops. The occupation is to deprive the Jerusalem of the performance of its historical, religious, and wants to cancel it apart as a cultural avant-garde and the world, did not stop one day to contribute to human civilization and enrich, seeking to convert them into old neighborhoods crumbling, mosques and churches deserted, and markets and the streets empty, wants to re-gem Palestine and the flower Mdaúnha centuries back.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is the evidence located in the city of prophets, and these are the challenges before the Arab and Islamic nations and Christians all over the world, and if we agree to define the objectives of the occupation schemes, it becomes easy to identify ways of confrontation.
One of the main conclusions, which amounts to a challenge, is emphasizing that what is required is to support the steadfastness and consistency of Jerusalemites protectors of the Holy City, who despite the gloomy picture generated by the magnitude and brutality of the attack occupation, they remain a beacon of hope and a guarantee of success and resilience, because they are sons of Jerusalem Grippers on hot coals in Jerusalem and environs of Jerusalem, and they are the people of the place of gathering and Manshar Whatever attempts and schemes, Jerusalem will remain an Arab heart, conscience, spirit and tongue, and will remain Jerusalemites and with them their own people are all challenging circumstances impossible, living in their city, colonizing and protecting the Al-Aqsa mosques and churches of the city, when alluded to Israel's confiscation of IDs Jerusalemites non-residents in the city, thousands rushed to return to it, and some families lived in large numbers in small rooms to thwart the planned occupation.
Also, it was pointed out here that there are many studies and projects detailed in the various sectors, which were developed during the past decades about what needs to be done to save Jerusalem, and that there are mechanisms Palestinian approved and staff professional witness to their capabilities and competencies and the transparency of its work each international financial institutions, able to carry out any projects pose, and also mention that there are decisions taken in the Arab summits, most recently the top of the second I walked around Jerusalem and the support that did not find its way to implementation. We have agreed with the Organization of Islamic cooperation recently, which adopted the plan we have made to Jerusalem to work together until you have all the Arab and Islamic countries can adopt a sector of strengthening the steadfastness of our people in Jerusalem, such as health, education, housing, infrastructure, culture and religious sites, trade and economy, etc., and yesterday during my meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, we agree on the plan and its implementation mechanisms, and the will of Dr. Ihsanoglu personally follow up the implementation of this plan which we hope to be an action to enhance the steadfastness of our people in Jerusalem, and on this occasion I thank the Islamic Bank on the offer of projects to support the steadfastness of our people in the city.
On this occasion I would like to express our great appreciation for the 'document of Jerusalem' announced by the Sheikh of Al-Azhar in the days before the conclusion of the Jerusalem Conference, held in Cairo for the contents of a clear vision and proposed plans and activities. It was in this context to the report of the consuls of the European Union over Jerusalem.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The basis of any work we do is based on the perception and install the centrality of Jerusalem for the Palestinian cause, and from this comes our commitment to our position of principle, not to resume negotiations as long as the occupation authorities were not implemented its commitments to halt settlement activity, particularly in Jerusalem.
Here, it is necessary to us to work on several topics, including:
Theme I: The issue of Jerusalem must become the address of the Central and the basis and essential in the relations of the Arab and Muslim political and economic relations with countries of the world, and we must all develop a plan of action associated with the Christian churches of various concerned to preserve the churches as places of worship, not places for tourism, especially that there are tens of thousands of Christian believers perform a pilgrimage to the Holy Land each year.
And it is this platform that we so-called law enacted by the annexation of Jerusalem in Israel's twenty-seventh of June the 67 is void, invalid, void! East Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine.
The second axis: the quest to strengthen the infrastructure of the community Jerusalem through the adoption of projects to support institutions and other projects in the holy city, and here we can expand the scope of participation to include NGOs as well as Arab and Islamic governments, there are broad areas to build relationships twinning and partnership between the institutions of the same in different sectors of the educational and educational, economic, cultural, social, and there are broad areas to make a qualitative difference through a series of small enterprises involve the largest possible number of citizens, Arab Muslims and Christians in the effort required, and highlights here the vital role that could be played by business and the private sector from Arab countries.
The third axis is tied to the creativity of the case of constant contact with the people of Jerusalem to break the siege imposed on it and them, and I refer to the role of the avant-garde play brothers in the regions 48 where they are and continuously organize visits with thousands of them, where streaming toward the holy city besieged settlements and the wall of racial segregation and barriers of occupation , Vtamr their mosques and markets recover, and feel their children steadfast they are not alone.
Hence the need to encourage all who can, especially our brothers from Arab and Islamic countries as well as our fellow Arabs and Muslims and Christians in Europe and America to go to visit Jerusalem. This move will have repercussions political, moral, economic, humanitarian, Jerusalem belong to affect us all and no one can stop us from accessing them. The flow of the crowds and congested streets and its holy sites, will enhance the resilience of its citizens, and contribute to the protection and consolidation of identity, history and heritage of the city targeted excision, and the occupiers will be remembered that the issue of Jerusalem is the cause of every Arab, Muslim and Christian. I emphasize here that the visit of the prisoner is his victory does not mean in any way normalization with the warden.
We must always remember the hadeeth of the Messenger peace be upon him:
'No journey except to three mosques, the Grand Mosque and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the mosques of this'.
Al-Aqsa Mosque was not then under Muslim rule, but was under Roman rule, and talk in all circumstances and times.
I call upon the Arab brothers to support Jerusalem and the steadfastness of its people, and quote the words of the Prophet Peace be upon him when he was asked about Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to visit and pray in it, and said, 'It could not visit Vlahd the Zeta Asrj in Guenadelh' means that the material support to enhance the steadfastness of Jerusalem and its people, it may be olive oil or oil, oil or anything else.
The prisoners of the Prophet peace be upon him to the house of the Holy Night of Flowers and prophets prayed in Al Aqsa Mosque, the day was the maximum under Muslim rule, but under the rule of the Romans.
Before that, he stayed peace be upon him long years in Mecca, the Ka'bah and pray tens of idols, which was a recognition of the legitimacy of the idols, but a confirmation of their legitimate right to the Grand Mosque.
When he wanted to visit the Grand Mosque after the migration had to get the approval of the pagans of Quraish who were in control of Mecca, one does not dare claim to be peace and blessings may normalize ties with them, a visit to the prisoner is not, as we said normalization with the warden.
Then you denied a visit from the scholars of the Muslims of Jerusalem and the Aqsa when they were under the rule of the Crusaders?
Will stop for Muslims to visit Jerusalem during the British Mandate and the High Representative on the lives of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, overlooking the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and oversees the holy city and run?
Once again we return to assure you that the prisoner does not mean normalization with the warden.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The message of our people in Jerusalem, you summed up thus:
We the people of the Holy Land, the people of Rabat, we realize the size of the historical responsibility entrusted to us, and we are honored keeping the Secretariat, which deposited them. And our pride that we stand in the heart of the battle and the first line of defense for Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is the title of our identity, which is the beginning and end, which is the key to peace, is a mode of our cities, and the heartbeat of our nation, and Dora Tajna Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and Christian, the capital of our historical and eternal, independent State of Palestine.
Our time is always fixed as God Almighty, and then to our brothers the Arabs and Muslims and Christians, and we assure you that we are steadfast here, here are firm, we were here, we will stay here and protect our Jerusalem, and inevitably the day will come our freedom and our independence.
'God wrote the Ogbann I and My messengers that God is Powerful, Mighty' great truth of God
Peace be upon you