Palestinian Authority Antisemitism
Overview of 2015
By Itamar Marcus
Since the Palestinian Authority was established, and continuing throughout 2015, the PA has systematically used Antisemitism to indoctrinate young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. The PA has actively promoted religious hatred by demonizing Judaism and Jews, spreading libels that present Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity.
The PA presents Jews as possessing inherently evil traits. Jews are said to be treacherous, corrupt, allied with the devil, as well as descendants of apes and pigs. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Islam and head of PA Shari'ah courts taught on PA TV that Jews throughout history have represented "falsehood... evil... the devils and their supporters... the satans and their supporters." Accordingly, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is a conflict of "Allah's project vs. Satan's project."
The official PA daily published an op-ed saying Jews "are thirsty for blood to please their god (against the gentiles), and crave pockets full of money." These Jewish "attributes" and traditions are presented as the unchangeable nature of Jews. These messages come from the top of the Palestinian Authority.
In 2015, children were broadcast on official PA TV reciting poems with strong Antisemitic content. Young kids had learned by heart that Jews are "most evil among creations," "barbaric monkeys" and "Satan with a tail."
According to the PA, the Jews' evil nature and corruption caused the nations of the world to take defensive measures. The PA regularly claims that Jews were forced out of Europe in the past because of the threat that their "evil nature" posed to Europeans. These Jewish "traits" and "ways of behavior" constitute a danger, not only to all Muslims and Arabs but to all of humanity. As taught in a religious lesson on official PA TV: "Humanity will never live in comfort as long as the Jews are causing devastating corruption throughout the land... If a fish in the sea fights with another fish, I am sure the Jews are behind it."
The Russian forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is said to be an authentic Jewish text in which the Jews exposed their plan to rule over all humanity. Indeed, the Antisemitism and oppression Jews have suffered throughout history is presented as the legitimate response of nations seeking revenge for the injury that the Jews caused them. The creation of the State of Israel is said to have been a European plot, motivated by the Europeans' desire to get rid of the Jews and save Europe from the evils of the Jews among them.
The following are examples of Antisemitic statements by Palestinian Authority and Fatah leaders as well as Antisemitic content broadcast on official Palestinian Authority television and published in the official Palestinian Authority daily.
Children taught Antisemitic hate speech
Jews are "barbaric monkeys," "most evil among creations," in poem recited by girl on PA TV
Girl reciting poem on official PA TV children's program The Best Home:
"Oh, you who murdered Allah's pious prophets (i.e., Jews in Islamic tradition)
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood
Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations
Oh barbaric monkeys
Jerusalem opposes your throngs
Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity
Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate
And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure
I do not fear barbarity
As long as my heart is my Quran and my city
As long as I have my arm and my stones
As long as I am free and do not barter my cause
I will not fear your throngs, I will not fear the rifle"
[Official PA TV, May 29, 2015]
Girl in Gaza on PA TV recites poem about Jews: "You are doomed to humiliation and suffering"
Palestinian girl in Gaza: "I do not fear the rifle
because your throngs are in delusion and are ignorant herds
Jerusalem is my land, Jerusalem is my honor
Jerusalem is my days and my wildest dreams
Oh, you who murdered Allah's pious prophets (i.e., Jews in Islamic tradition)
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood
You are doomed to humiliation and suffering"
[Official PA TV, Oct. 23, 2015]
The poem recited by the girl is part of a longer poem that has been recited on PA TV numerous times. The longer version of the poem, also broadcast on PA TV in 2015 and cited above, includes the verses, "O Sons of Zion, O most evil among creations, O barbaric monkeys, Jerusalem opposes your throngs, Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity."
Girl recites poem on PA TV: "Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail"
PA TV host: "What are you going to recite?'
Girl: "The poem 'Visa'..." (i.e., by Hesham El-Gakh)
"When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail
and that our nation's armies are outstanding."
PA TV host: "Thank you very much. I really like this poem."
[Official PA TV, Nov. 6, 2015]
Girl recites story demonizing Jews: "Treachery has been inherent in them from the days of Moses until today"
Girl: "Today, children, I have come to tell you the story of my people, listen to it. We had land and a house, and we had a field, garden, and fireplace. In Jaffa we had a noble family with small children, and in Acre we had an oven and pottery. My people lived on the land from generations... I remember what my grandmother told me long ago: 'Don't forget these words, lock them in your heart and guard them: Palestine is Arab, its land is Arab, its language is Arabic, its identity is Arab' ... This home was the home of our father, and the foreigners came to banish us. Long ago we were dear friends. Yona [the Jew] helped Fatima [the Arab] with the laundry and Fatima boiled milk for her, and lit the fire for her on the Sabbath. It does not surprise us [that they banished us]. Treachery has been their nature from the days of Moses until today. May Allah turn back every oppressor's scheme. Say Amen with me."
[Official PA TV, Dec. 26, 2014, Dec. 24, 2015]
PA TV host: The Protocol of the Elders of Zion is authentic Jewish plan
Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies at the University of Palestine in Gaza and host of weekly official PA TV program on Islam: "The Prophet [Muhammad] said: 'The Israelites killed 42 prophets in one day. 170 men came and ordered them to do good and abstain from evil, so they [the Israelites] killed them in the evening.' They are the slayers of the prophets and the slayers of the innocent. There is a falsified Biblical base to their path of blood... [Israel] erases the Islamic traces and fingerprints in Jerusalem. This is a serious matter - Judaization of the land. In addition, the Judaization of people, Judaization of their thinking and education. This is a serious matter - the Judaization of people. Then they began to Judaize education by flooding the media, as was written in The Protocol of the Elders of Zion: 'We have to strive that the Westerner, the Arab, the American and the Australian will hear only what the Jews want him to hear.' They focused on this matter. Now, they have entered the 4th serious stage, the Judaization of the Islamic faith."
[Official PA TV, Nov. 4, 2015]
Note: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an Antisemitic forgery describing how Jews allegedly plan to subjugate the world under Jewish rule. It was published in Russia in 1903 and translated into multiple languages. In 1921, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was exposed as a false document.
Abbas' advisor: Jews represent "evil", Palestinian-Israeli conflict is "Allah's project vs. Satan's project"
Mahmoud Abbas' Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs and Supreme Shari'ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "The conflict here in Palestine between us and the criminal occupation and its criminal leaders, is a further manifestation of our trials, a further manifestation of the historic conflict between truth and falsehood, between good and evil. Throughout history, there has been a conflict between good and evil. The good is represented by the prophets and their supporters. The evil is represented by the devils and their supporters, by the satans and their supporters. We are not inventing anything new here. This is a conflict between two entities, good and evil, between two projects: Allah's project vs. Satan's project, a project connected to Allah, which is his will - true and good - and a project connected to oppression and Satanism, to Satanism and animosity, occupation and barbarism." [Official PA TV, Oct. 23, 2015]
Fatah Spokesman on PA TV: Jews are "sons of apes and pigs"
Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem Raafat Alayan: "The heroic Palestinian people, including its children, women, and elderly, who have made intifada against the occupation and foiled [its plans]... I confirm that in this uprising, we in Jerusalem have succeeded in preventing 80% of the settlers, the sons of apes and pigs, from walking around the Old City and the stairs of the Damascus Gate."
[Official PA TV, Nov. 1, 2015]
PA cleric on PA TV: Jews are "apes and pigs and slaves of deities"
PA cleric: "Many Muslims are being harmed these days by a group whose hearts were sealed by Allah. 'He made of them [Jews] apes and pigs and slaves of deities' (Quran, 5:60). They are harming the livelihood of the believers [Muslims]... They withhold their [the Palestinians'] money and collect interest on it."
[Official PA TV, Jan. 30, 2015]
Muslim preacher on PA TV: "Humanity will never live in comfort as long as the Jews are causing devastating corruption"
Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies at the University of Palestine in Gaza and host of weekly PA TV program on Islam:"The Israelites went too far by [shedding] pure blood. If the Quran says: 'They killed prophets without right' (Sura 4:155), what can we say about those who are less than prophets - the killing of the righteous and of Jihad fighters? This [Israel] is a state of blood, a terror state... Humanity will never live in comfort as long as the Jews are causing devastating corruption throughout the land. Humanity will never live in peace or fortune or tranquility as long as they are corrupting the land. An old man told me: If a fish in the sea fights with another fish, I am sure the Jews are behind it. As Allah says: 'Every time they kindled the fire of war [against you], Allah extinguished it. They strive throughout the land [causing] corruption, and Allah does not like corrupters.'" (Sura 5:64).
[Official PA TV, Feb. 27, 2015]
Israel's immorality "stems from... the Jewish religion" and Zionism, which "is based on the denial of the rights of the Palestinian 'goys'" says op-ed in official PA daily
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily:
"The year 2014 witnessed a series of sex scandals involving several police officers of the Israeli ethnic cleansing state... This moral flaw in the institutions of the organized terrorism state stems from several reasons: 1. The conservative Jewish religion heritage, which marginalizes the role of women. 2. The ideological foundations of the Zionist movement, as a reactionary colonialist racist movement. 3. Due to the latter, the exclusion of values and morality, since the 'State of Israel' is based on the denial of the rights of the Palestinian 'goys.' This [denial], whether the Zionist leaders like it or not, has consequences for the components of Israeli society, for the feeling of exclusivity is rooted in the Jewish Zionist conscious and subconscious. 4. The mixing of the values of the Jewish religion with those of capitalism, which gave birth to Mafioso [modes of] behavior and ideas, and their dissemination throughout Israeli society and its political and security-military elites."
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 11, 2015]
The Palestinians, "[Jesus'] people", suffer "from the Zionist Jews" the same way he did, saysop-ed in official PA daily
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
"Palestine, the first sanctified land, that promised the oppressed and the defeated liberty, independence and eternal co-existence between human beings, all while carrying the dream of hope for rebirth, will be baptized on May 17, 2015, when it is recognized by the Vatican State. This means recognition of the political rights of the Arab Palestinian nation, support of the two-state option within the borders of June 4, 1967. [it is also] an apology to the messenger of peace and love, Jesus, may he rest in peace, who suffered from the injustice of the first Jews... in the same way his people, the Palestinians, have suffered from the Zionist Jews in the past and in the present... for the delay in doing them [the Palestinians] justice through restoring some of their rights."
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2015]
PA TV: Europe created Israel to "get rid of" the corrupt, scheming Jews
Documentary on the history of Fatah, entitled "Fatah: Revolution until Victory," that opens with classic demonization of Jews:
"Faced with the Jews' schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
[PA TV, Dec. 31, 2015]
This video was originally broadcast on official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013, Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 18, 2015.
PA daily supports PA ambassador's speech that the Russian forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an authentic Jewish plan "in order to take over the world"
Headline: "[Palestinian Ambassador to Chile Imad Nabil] Jada'a: 'Zionism planned to take over the world'"
"The Hebrew websites reported today [July 8, 2015], Wednesday, and yesterday the words of Palestinian Ambassador to Chile Imad Nabil Jada'a two months ago in the capital of Chile, Santiago, according to which 'Zionism united in order to take over the world, and the search and effort to find a national homeland for the Jews were just a cover.'
What is surprising is not the Palestinian ambassador's statements at the conference named 'Peace for Palestine,' held two months ago, but rather the fact that the Hebrew websites reported these statements only today. The Palestinian ambassador referred to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, exposed by Lenin after the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, and published by the Institute of Politics and Antisemitism in New York. He noted that the Zionist movement was composed of a group of thinkers and financial advisors, most them from European countries, and a minority of them Jews, under the pretext of establishing a national homeland for the Jews, but the real reason was [their plan] to take over the world.
These statements made by the Palestinian ambassador in Chile, which the Hebrew websites considered controversial, are interpretations of the contents of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion."
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 8, 2015]
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an Antisemitic forgery describing how Jews allegedly plan to subjugate the world under Jewish rule. It was published in Russia in 1903 and translated into multiple languages. In 1921, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was exposed as a false document.
Fatah official speaks about the forgery The Protocols of Elders of Zion as an authentic Jewish document
Fatah Spokesperson Osama al-Qawasmi: "According to Israel's ideology, strategy and policy from 1956 until now, Gaza is outside the Israeli ideological thinking. Even in their Protocols [of the Elders of Zion] and even in their Bible [it says]: 'Don't live in Gaza.'"
[Official PA TV, April 5, 2015]
Muslim preacher on PA TV: Jews "control the money, the press, the resources"
Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies at the University of Palestine in Gaza, and host of a weekly PA TV program on Islam:
"Israel, the invading country, the cancerous tumor - which we have already called a cancerous tumor in the past - many intellectuals today talk about coexistence and offering our hands in peace, and [say] Israel is part of the region. The noblest Arabs in terms of their Arabness, were those who spoke up and said: 'Israel does not exist!' Those who did not say that were ostracized. Now, whoever says that Israel should exist is met with approval... They [the Jews] are usurers. See, the usury money and usurer banks, those who control the money in the world can be counted on one hand - a few individuals - and all of them belong to the Jewish world. They control the media, the money, the press, the resources, the plans."
[Official PA TV, May 1, 2015]
Judaism permits stealing from and killing Gentiles, says Gaza university professor
PA TV host: "What made the Israeli public lean toward extremism [in the March 2015 elections]?"
Dr. Ibrahim Abrash, political science professor, Al-Azhar University in Gaza: "The structure of the Zionist ideology, and even the structure of the Jewish religion, are based on extremism. The term "Gentiles" exists in the Jewish religion, 'us vs. the Gentiles', and it is permitted to steal from and kill Gentiles."
[Official PA TV, May 29, 2015]
Orthodox Israelis "are eager to steal lands, are thirsty for blood to please their god (against the gentiles), and crave pockets full of money," saysop-ed in official PA daily
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
"In [achieving] his electoral success, [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu did not rely on his rhetorical skills alone ...rather, he stuck to five basic principles designed to project an image and reap success:
1. Netanyahu adopted a policy of instilling fear in the Israelis - as if his radical, terrorist government that opposes evacuating the settlements could promise the Israelis security, livelihood and stability...
2. The second principle [Netanyahu] relies on is the theft and crude falsification of history, based on the assumption that Palestine is the land of his "ancestors" - even though [Netanyahu] and those he represents are strangers to this land both now and historically speaking or [the land of] those he claims are his kings and prophets. This is [merely] a belief, and if he holds it, he has made good use of it to influence the Israeli and international consciousness, which is dominated by the bible's historical nonsense.
3. The third principle, related to those described above, is that Netanyahu's reliance on the falsification and theft of history is connected to the strong link created between the false-historic (in the Bible and its adjuncts) and the spiritual-religious [all parentheses in source]. He succeeded in inciting all the Orthodox Israelis (who will soon be the majority of the population), who are eager to steal lands, are thirsty for blood to please their god (against the gentiles), and crave pockets full of money. He [Netanyahu] thereby also incited the Zionist American right-wing, seeking to ignite a "holy" religious war, which he will direct, together with the radical terrorist Jews, against the holy sanctuary of Jerusalem (i.e., the Temple Mount), the holy sanctuary of Hebron (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) and all places in the West Bank that he claims Jews have a connection to..."
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 29, 2015]
PA Libel: "Jews of high position" planned Al-Aqsa Mosque arson in 1969
Documentary narrator: "From investigations conducted by the Islamic Council it became clear that there was more than one perpetrator [of the Al-Aqsa Mosque arson in 1969] and that the fire was planned by senior Jews of high position, especially since the roof can only be reached from a wooden spiral staircase located outside the Al-Aqsa building. This proves that careful, premeditated measures were taken to completely destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The proof is that the occupation authorities were slow to extinguish [the fire] and that the water supply to the Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) had been cut off during those hours."
[Official PA TV, Aug. 21, 2015]
The fire in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 was started by a deranged Australian Christian, but the Palestinian Authority for years has attributed it to Israel.
The documentary was also broadcast on PA Live TV on the same date in 2013, at an event under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Zionists "took advantage" of Holocaust to "blackmail" Europe into supporting Zionism and gain "the world's compassion," saysop-ed in official PA daily
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily:
"Even though the Jewish people were never one nation, the Jews of the different European nationalities paid a heavy price in the Second World War, since Nazis committed a holocaust... The leaders of the Nazi and Fascist states conspired to make the Jews immigrate to Israel, the establishment of which was supported by more than one leader and one European state, to serve the colonialist ambitions of these states in the Arab world. Likewise, the Zionist movement wanted to achieve a series of goals: First, to take advantage and use this [the Holocaust] to blackmail the European states financially and politically to make them support the Zionist colonialist project. Second, to bully the Jews to immigrate to the Israeli ethnic cleansing state, which was in a preparatory stages of establishment. Third, to increase the Jews' suffering and abuse in order to take advantage of the world's compassion for them...
There is no arguing that the Holocaust and catastrophe did strike the Jews and claim more than a million victims, which is a crime according to all political, legal and moral criteria. However, the Jewish catastrophe occurred as part of the [Second] World War, which brought about the death of tens of millions of people... On the other hand, the Palestinian catastrophe, inflicted by the Zionist terror organizations and their allies - the colonialist Western states - was limited to Palestinians only and included killing [them], driving them out and deporting them from their homes and homeland, to the unknown of being refugees. It has been nearly 70 years, and the Palestinian catastrophe and Nakba (i.e., "the catastrophe," Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) still witness the barbarity of the Zionist Jews and their allies."
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 18, 2015]
Fatah posts Nazi children's book cover: "'Trust no fox on his green meadow, and trust no Jew on his oath'"
Image and text posted to official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Oct. 29, 2015
The image shows the picture of the cover of a children's book from Germany from 1936 with the title: "Trau keinem Fuchs auf grüner Heid und keinem Jud bei seinem Eid"
Fatah's Posted text is a translation of the book's title:
"Trust no fox on his green heath, and trust no Jew on his oath."
[Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Oct. 29, 2015]