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Linda Sarsour

Self-described “Palestinian-American-Muslim” activist Linda Sarsour, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has thoughtfully affirmed the Jewish presence in ancient Israel this week with a tweet about Jesus of Nazareth.

Sarsour was attempting to create a “Palestinian” presence with her post by claiming the founder of Christianity was a “Palestinian of Nazareth.” As proof, she pointed to the Quran, which she said described his appearance as being “brown copper skinned with wooly hair.”

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It’s nice that Sarsour acknowledges the presence of Jesus in Nazareth – and that she also acknowledges that he was a Jew – which thus clearly documents the Jewish presence in the Land of Israel more than 2,000 years ago, “Palestinian” notwithstanding.

 

There are other proofs as well, naturally, that might make Sarsour a bit uncomfortable, which were tweeted by the American Jewish Committee:

And sadly, a few more uncomfortable facts, courtesy of the Judean Peoples Front:

Sarsour and others like her tend to close their eyes to historic reality and to the more unpleasant realities of modern-day life in the Palestinian Authority. They would prefer to promote the image of a bucolic village life being disrupted and destroyed by the brutal Israeli armed forces.

Nothing could be further from the truth; unfortunately, were it not for the IDF, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas most likely would have been dead years ago, and Iranian-backed Hamas would have been ruling the Palestinian Authority with the same iron fist still gripping the impoverished residents of the Gaza Strip.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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