The PJ Tatler

Rev. Jeremiah Wright: 'Jesus Was a Palestinian'

The Jew-hating preacher who was a close advisor to President Barack Obama before he threw him under the bus for his outrageous anti-American statements proved his anti-Semitic creds once again with a ridiculous statement about Jesus.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, speaking at the Louis Farrakhan-sponsored rally “Justice or Else,” claimed that “Jesus was a Palestinian” and that black Americans has much in common with Palestinians.

The Hill:

Wright, who once served as pastor to President Obama, was one of several hours’ worth of speakers in Washington, D.C., for an event called “Justice or Else!” that sought to channel the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement. Wright placed the event in historical context.

“The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried back to the 19th century… when the original people, the Palestinians — and please remember, Jesus was a Palestinian — the Palestinian people had the Europeans come and take their country,” Wright said.

Well, no. It was the Ottoman Turks who “took over” Palestine in 1516 and surrendered the region after the Ottoman empire collapsed at the end of World War I.

And Jesus would not have identified as a “Palestinian,” but rather as a Judean. In fact, the Romans renamed “Judea” Palestine — but not until 100 years after Jesus’ death. It is a Palestinian fable that Jesus Christ was a “messenger” of Palestinian peace and a deliberate mangling of history for political ends.

“The youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine have united together to remind us that the dots need to be connected,” Wright said. “And what Dr. King said, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, has implications for us as we stand beside our Palestinian brothers and sisters, who have been done one of the most egregious injustices in the 20th and 21st centuries.”

Wright, who was the reverend of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, which the president attended intermittently from 1988 to 2008, also accused Israel of being an apartheid state.

“As we sit here, there is an apartheid wall being built twice the size of the Berlin Wall in height, keeping Palestinians off of illegally occupied territories, where the Europeans have claimed that land as their own,” Wright said.

“Palestinians are saying ‘Palestinian lives matter.’ We stand with you, we support you, we say God bless you,” he concluded.

Wright is either going senile or is very confused. Europeans have no claim to the land of which he speaks either today or during the times of the British mandate. Negotiators of the Versailles Treaty and the League of Nations knew full well the controversy that was brewing in what was then called Palestine and gave the British the job of keeping the peace between Arabs and Israelis, while preparing for a “Jewish homeland.” The British never claimed the land as part of the Commonwealth:

The legal frame for British rule was based on a mandate conferred on Britain by the League of Nations. It was meant to be a transitory trusteeship so as to prepare the country to be a “national home for the Jews,” without impairing the civil and religious rights of the indigenous Arab people. This contradictory task is at the heart of the story of the British Mandate. It is this mandate of the League of Nations that makes us call the political and military rule of the British over Palestine “The Mandate.” And it’s the Mandate that revived the old term “Palestine” (already used by Herodotus in his writings) to describe the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

But why should the facts stand in the way of a good anti-Jewish rant? Wright’s fact-free analysis of history is instructive. For the Black Lives Matter crowd, truth takes a back seat to a false narrative of black oppression, while serving the ends of Palestinian terrorists who want to destroy Israel.

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