A senior officer of the Board of Deputies has urged president Vivian Wineman to issue a "historic" invitation to the Palestinian Authority's UK Ambassador, Manuel Hassassian, to address British Jewry's main representative body.I just stumbled upon this video, apparently from 2007, of this Palestinian representative to the UK denying that the videos of Palestinian Arabs celebrating 9/11 were real:
Board treasurer Laurence Brass, in a letter to Mr Wineman, said it would be right to open dialogue with the Palestinian envoy even if it incurred criticism from right-wingers "who have tended to dominate" its Middle East agenda.
Not only does he say that the videos don't show them celebrating 9/11, but he makes the astounding claim that the videos were of Palestinian Arabs celebrating the Oslo Accords!
Here's one of the actual videos from CNN;
Right after 9/11, rumors started that the CNN videos were fake. Here was CNN's reaction at the time:
There is absolutely no truth to the information that is now distributed on the Internet that CNN used 10-year-old video when showing the celebrating of some Palestinians in East Jerusalem after the terror attacks in the U.S. The video was shot that day by a Reuters camera crew. CNN is a client of Reuters and like other clients, received the video and broadcast it. Reuters officials have publicly made the facts clear as well.Here is yet another example of a Palestinian Arab spokesperson who has no compunction about openly lying on TV, in English.
Not only that, but in the same interview he supports rocket attacks against Israeli civilians.
Yet instead of being an embarrassment to his people - he remains a representative of them. Lies and justifying terror are simply part of his job.
Why on Earth would a Jewish organization want to invite a proven liar and terror advocate to speak to them? Dialog with liars is hardly a worthwhile endeavor. He should have been shunned, publicly and permanently, once his lies were exposed.