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Wednesday, December 8 2010

PA Journalists Support Western Wall 'Study': Why It Matters

Pal_journo_synd The Jerusalem Post's Khaled Abu Toameh reports that the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has expressed its support for the PA's "study" denying any Jewish ties to the Western Wall.

The journalists’ syndicate, which is controlled by Fatah, rejected US and Israeli protests over the “scientific study.” . . . .

The syndicate added that Israel’s position toward the document “exposed its false claim to be democratic.”

Why does the syndicate's support matter? Its members are the very Palestinian stringers who write the articles you read about recent Western Wall developments.

The study claims, among other things, that the Western Wall is an integral part of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and that Jews never worshipped there the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

It was removed from the web site of the PA Ministy of Information, but resurfaced online at Wafa, the PA's official news service.



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The writers of the study should perhaps read the book Literary Landmarks of Jerusalem, written in 1895, more than 20 years before the Balfour Declaration, where the author describes seeing Jews at the "wailing wall" every day bewailing the desolation of the city. A review of the book is in the New York Times, April 24, 1895. See it in column 2 here:

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