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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jew-turned-Muslim Uri Davis elected to Fatah council

From Ma'an:
oud applause broke out Saturday evening as it was announced that "brother" Dr Uri Davis had been elected to the Fatah movement's largest governing body.

Fatah conference spokesman Fawzi Salamah announced that the Jewish professor, who teaches Judaic studies at Al-Quds University in the West Bank, won 31st place out of 81 new members of Fatah's Revolutionary Council.
Ha'aretz also refers to Davis as a Jew.

The only problem is that Davis converted to Islam a year ago and married a Muslim woman.

And, as I mentioned last week, his Jewish roots ensured that he was considered a "non-Palestinian" by Fatah, even after he renounced his Israeli citizenship, and even though he was born in Palestine!

So while Fatah trumpets Davis' election as an example of their inclusiveness, it actually is proof of their anti-Jewish stance.