UN VOTES TO ADMIT 'PALESTINE' - Campaign to Deny Jewish People Historic Link to Land of Israel Continues Unabated

"Today's vote in the UN has nothing to do with reality. Peace in the Middle East will only come when the Palestinians sit down with the Israelis and negotiate. There is no other way to achieve peace in the Middle East." — Rabbi Marvin Hier 

November 29, 2012

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has once again shown he never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity for peace. Instead of pursuing direct negotiations with Israel for a Two-State solution, and in violation of the 1993 Oslo Accords, Abbas unilaterally pressed the UN General Assembly to upgrade Palestine to a Non Member Observer State.

Today, he got his wish and continues the insidious campaign to erase a deep and abiding truth: the Jewish people have a profound history in the Holy Land dating back over 3,500 years. Abbas himself recently declared, “[The Jews] claim that 2,000 years ago they had a Temple. I challenge the claim that this is so.”

This slander echoes, the lies spread by official Palestinian TV which, according to Palestinian Media Watch recently aired an interview stating, "No trace of Jewish history in 'our land' … Temple exists on the minds of radical organizations."
Tragically, the NGO world and most world leaders, including many churches have not uttered a word as Palestinian propaganda infers that the prophetic writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel – revered by Jews and Christians alike – were never uttered in the Holy Land.

And this is what today has become the new ‘Big Lie’ - that the Jewish people are intruders in their own land.

To counter the new ‘Big Lie’ the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be on the frontlines.  In the weeks to come, you will learn more about our global effort to fight back and tell the truth about the 3,500-year relationship of the Jewish people with the land of Israel.

Thank you for your support - we invite you to partner with us and fight back against today’s new ‘Big Lie’