As tensions mount, people are murdered by terrorist drivers who run them over at train stops and rioting continues around Jerusalem, the Palestinians have decided to claim the right to tell everyone what to call the Temple Mount.
The Palestinian Authority sent a memo to all international news organizations demanding that instead of using the name Temple Mount they refer to the area by its Arabic name Al-Aqsa, or more specifically the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem.
Now let’s see how long it takes for them to demand that the world start to call Jerusalem Al-Quds. Apparently, according to the latest revisionist history, all of the recent violence is solely the result of Jews going up to the Temple Mount. How dare Jews try to pray there anyway?
The Arabs continue to spout their false history that there never was a temple of Israel there, in spite of mountains of historical evidence to the contrary.
The memo stated, “Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound is located in East-Jerusalem, an internationally recognized part of the Occupied State of Palestine.”
The PA now declares that the location of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque is in their own undisputed territory according to the U.N. The memo went on to declare that, “All international media representatives are advised to adhere to international law and correct any other existing terminology used. The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is not a disputed territory and all other terms, therefore, are null and void.”
It remains to be seen if any of the international media outlets, whether print or television, will abide by this new “request” by the Palestinians. But based on recent coverage that centers on the Israeli police’s response to rioting and that all but ignores the terrorist attacks, it is not hard to imagine that they will.