Embracing Israel’s narrative, Mansour Abbas sheds his skin

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Mansour Abbas, Palestinian-Israeli leader of the Ra’am Party, a conservative Islamist party, and a member of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition government, is proving himself to be a satisfactory tool in the Israeli government’s arsenal of assaults against the Palestinian people’s historical and collective memory. In December, while speaking at the Globes Israel Business Conference, Abbas uttered statements that would have made the earliest Zionist leaders proud. “The State of Israel was born as a Jewish state,” Abbas remarked. “It is the decision of the people and the question…

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