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What the Guardian won’t print: A report on Palestinian incitement during proximity talks


The Arab to the left points out that it's the Jew who's the enemy to be fought, not other Arabs, in this PA daily cartoon criticizing internal Arab fighting: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah), 5 June, 2010

While the Guardian remains obsessed with a few tasteless photos taken by a female IDF Soldier, Palestinian Media Watch has released a comprehensive report on incitement by the Palestinian Authority.  Their findings reveal that:

“Contrary to the Palestinian Authority’s moderate statements to the West, its statements to its people in Arabic continue to delegitimize Israel’s existence, deny Israel’s right to exist, define the conflict with Israel as a religious war for Allah, promote hatred through demonization, slander and libel, and glorify terror and violence”

Here’s a summary of the report’s findings:

  • The PA continues to teach on PA educational TV that Israeli cities across the entire country, including Jaffa and Haifa, are Palestinian cities.
  • The official media deny Israel’s right to exist by using terminology to refer to Israel as “the homeland occupied in ’48.”
  • The conflict with Israel is defined by PA-appointed political and religious leaders not as territorial but as Ribat — a religious war for Allah.
  • The PA senior religious leader demonizes Jews as the “enemies of God.”
  • PA TV host: “The Jews are our enemies, right?”
  • The PA continues to honor terrorists.
  • PA-Fatah leader defends “the right to return to the armed conflict.”
  • PA-Fatah leader explains negotiations as “a tactical decision, i.e., a temporary, defensive decision.”

See the whole report, here.

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7 replies »

  1. Isn’t the ‘Jew’ Uncle Sam (who admittedly looks a bit darker garbed than usual, with a slightly more ‘Semitic’ nose)?

  2. I hear that Abbas is already saying that if the building freeze isn’t extended (it’s due to come to an end on September 26th) he’ll stop playing and take his ball home.

  3. I always find it interesting that the anti-Semitic cartoons in the Arab media continue portraying Jews as the Nazis did. It is revealing of who we are dealing with, specially since Arabs in the West Bank know perfectly well that Jews do not dress or look anything like the way they are portrayed. But the Nazi-era anti-Semitism (thank you, Haj Amin of Jerusalem) is so deeply ingrained that they cannot help themselves but must use it.

  4. IsraeliNurse. One of the ways of avoiding being beaten is to refuse to play. Abbas knows that he has no chance of being allowed to make a peace treaty by his many constituencies and if he stops delivering promises to all those who think they have an interest in the process they might stop giving him all that lovely money.

  5. Thank you PMW.
    It’s amazing how many times they’ll bring this about but other than a little word to an AIPAC audience by Hillary the American govt refuse to discuss this matter openly with the media.