Jordanian TV Host: Palestine Is Not Big Enough For Two Peoples
Dr. Ahmad Shahrouri, a professor of Shariah law at Al-Zaytoonah University, decried that it is “either us or them,” in a televised speech to Muslim viewers.
In his statements on Jordanian television station Yarmouk TV he dismissed any Jewish claims to the historic land of Israel, as meerly “the fact that the Jews passed through Palestine for 70 years during those 7,000 years is absolutely meaningless.” His statement plays on classic antisemitic tropes depicting the Jews as invaders all over the world, “predisposed to hostility” and akin to vermin.
Jordanian Academic Dr. Ahmad Shahrouri: It Is Either Us or the Jews in Palestine; When Jews Say Jerusalem Is Theirs, I Want to Smash Their Heads pic.twitter.com/puJsb7mwiq— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) July 30, 2019
In the comments translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, he also emphasized that although he claims he doesn’t have a problem with people of other religions, he “wants to smash the head” of anybody who supports Jerusalem’s connection to the State of Israel.
Additionally, he blamed Zionists for the deaths of the prophets, and labeled anybody in support of an Israeli-Palestinian peace process a “loser.” In the end, he emphasized to his audience that “you must believe the Jews are your enemies,” and if you don’t agree, “go join the Jews. Go!”
Dr. Shahrouri’s comments add him to the long list of figures on Arab media that have pummeled Israel with biased reporting and the preponderance of conspiracy theories such as that Sesame Street is a Jewish plot, ISIS was created by the Mossad, and Israel devloped the Ebola virus. The platform these ludicrous statements are being given is despicable and undermines any path to peace in the Middle East.