I was talking earlier today with a friend who has spent just about every single day of professional activity these past 40-some years listening to Arab media, politics and culture; he's a well known expert. He called my attention to the story about how the Palestinians are denying any Jewish connection to the Western Wall. My friend says this is not mere fluff or ephemeralia; it's the mainstream Palestinian effort at the moment. And note that Salam Fayad, universally feted as The Moderate, is adding his voice to the chorus.
There is of course truth in the Palestinian claim that there's no proof that the Western Wall was built in Solomon's time: because it wasn't. It was built by Herod, about 900 years after Solomon. No-one ever said otherwise. In effect, the Palestinian line of reasoning says that the Jews claim their Temple stood on the mountain 3,000 years ago, but since there's no proof the current structure from 900 years later was there 3000 years ago, the whole thing is clearly a lie. Cute, isn't it. Like all good propaganda, a kernel of truth added to lots of ignorance and the eagerness of the audience to believe, and suddenly reality is turned on its head.