Al Araby and other Arab media outlets have a strange article calling the menorah that was it in the Jewish Temples a "myth."
Apparently, they are upset that Israel uses that symbol, along with the olive branches on the side.
According to the writer, Dina Ahmed, ancient Jews and their stories are all a myth, as everyone knows that no Jews ever lived in ancient Israel and Judah. So by appropriating a picture of the Temple menorah they are attempting to forge a history that never happened.
Ahmed says that Palestinians are assaulted by these symbols (I suppose this would be called a "microaggression" if Arabic had such a word, as of now it is simply aggression.) The symbol just shoves in their faces the lies of Jewish history that, to her, erases Palestinian Arab history.
There are various Israeli stories that ascribe an origin to the menorah and that connect it to God and prophets "to prove the authenticity of the Jewish religion and history." But, without elaborating, Ahmed tells us that these stories are all misrepresentations and myths.
"We all see this, but few of us know and understand what is behind the machinations and objectives, how this shield with seven branches penetrates in the minds of intellectuals," she warns us.
The olive branches add more insult to injury since they symbolize peace and we all know how little the Jews care for peace.
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