On Tuesday, a group of Palestinian "religious and national leaders" launched a new campaign called "Jerusalem is the Capital of the World" using the slogan "Jerusalem is united and steadfast for Muslims and Christians alike."
Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, head of the Supreme Islamic Council, said in his speech that this year should be a year of solidarity with the city of Jerusalem, stressing Muslim and Christian support for the city based on justice, love and tolerance, and against injustice, oppression and aggression.
Sabri, a former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem appointed by Yassir Arafat, has expressed his desire for justice, love and tolerance before, by stating, "Six million Jews dead? No way, they were much fewer. Let’s stop with this fairytale exploited by Israel to capture international solidarity. It is not my fault if Hitler hated Jews, indeed they were hated a little everywhere. Instead, it is necessary to denounce the unjust occupation endured by my people."
Sabri has also stated in 2005, "Anyone who studies The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and specifically the Talmud will discover that one of the goals of these Protocols is to cause confusion in the world and to undermine security throughout the world."
But the speakers didn't completely ignore the topic of Jews and Jerusalem.
Hatem Abdel Qader, who is in charge of the Jerusalem portfolio for the Fatah movement said: "There is no value for Arabs and Muslims without the city of Jerusalem. The Arab and Muslim worlds are witnessing an Israeli attack that is unprecedented, and the occupation authorities are seeking to convert it into a religious capital for all Jews of the world."
See? Jews were mentioned!