Palestinian PM forgets to mention Jewish connection to Jerusalem

Thursday, November 13, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayad on Wednesday told the UN Interfaith Conference in New York that Jerusalem is a city sacred to two religions - Islam and Christianity.

"Jerusalem is home to the third most holy place to Islam, the place where Muhammad rose to the heavens, and the place where Jesus, the Christian, was resurrected," Fayad stated from the podium in the General Assembly hall.

Israeli media noted Fayad's blatant failure to make any mention of Judaism's ancient ties to the holy city, ties that go back far further than those of Islam or Christianity.

The Palestinians have for decades maintained that the Jews have no legitimate religious, historic or legal claims to Jerusalem or any part of the Land of Israel, despite older Muslim documents that clearly recognize such ties.

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