Thursday, June 4, 2009

Palestinian Authority distorts Obama speech into racist apartheid harangue

Most people who heard President Obama's speech in Cairo thought it was an inclusive message of peace and brotherhood. President Obama said, inter alia,
All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed (peace be upon them) joined in prayer.
Not everyone understood that.  According to the official PLO WAFA news agency, Palestinian Presidency spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeina :
...pointed [out] that the US President's call for Israel to stop colonization and for establishing a Palestinian state, and that Jerusalem is for Muslims and Christians...
Perhaps something got lost in the translation, due to cultural differences.
Ami Isseroff

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