(October 29, 2018 / Palestinian Media Watch)
In an unusual move, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Oct. 27 murder of 11 Jews in the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh by the anti-Semite Robert Bowers:
This condemnation of the murder of Jews is a remarkable change from the standard P.A. messages to Palestinians. For years, P.A. policy has been to present the conflict with Israel as both a nationalistic war to destroy Israel and an Islamic war to kill Jews. Indeed, the messages of the P.A. leadership since its terror campaign (2000–05, the Second Intifada) has been to kill Israelis because they are Jews.
Does the P.A.’s condemnation of the murder of American Jews mean that their religious ideology has undergone a change and they will no longer demonize Israelis because they are Jews, nor promote the murder of Israelis because they are Jews? Or does it mean that the new P.A. message is: Don’t kill American Jews but continue to kill Israeli Jews?
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