Oh, this will contribute to peace and harmony. More Islamic supremacism from the PA, from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Fjordman:
The Palestinian Authority will continue to work toward moving Yasser Arafat’s tomb to the Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem, Saeb Erekat, head of the PLO Negotiations Department, announced Sunday.
Erekat, who was speaking during a meeting with PA security officers in Jericho, said the issue of transferring the late Palestinian Authority Chairman Arafat’s grave from Ramallah to Jerusalem was a “trust” deposited with the PA.
“From the Israeli perspective the issue is not on the agenda and neither do I expect it to be on the agenda,” said Mark Regev, Israel Foreign Ministry spokesman in response to a query by The Jerusalem Post last night.
“Arafat’s legacy is one of political extremism, terrorist violence, and an inability to be flexible at crucial points in the negotiations. Instead of putting him up on a pedestal, thoughtful Palestinians should be thinking critically of his failures and how not to repeat the same mistakes,” remarked Regev.
Good, Regev. But Arafat’s ideological heir, Abbas, still enjoys a mantle of respectability. Instead of putting him on a pedestal, shouldn’t you be encouraging Palestinians to think critically about his failures and not to repeat the same mistakes?