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Denying Israel’s right to exist
PA depicts a world without Israel
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation.

The following description of Israel's founding in a Palestinian schoolbook represents the dominant dogma about Israel:

"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104]
 
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.
Denying Israel's right to exist
The Palestinian Authority adamantly rejects Israel’s right to exist and rewrites history to deny the 3,000-year-old connection of Jews to the Land Israel. [See "Rewriting History" section.] The essential message of the PA to its people is that Jews have no historical connection to the land, and that the State of Israel was created by the colonial powers for two reasons: to rid their countries of Jews, and to establish a colonial bridgehead in order to control the region. One particularly horrific expression of this ideology appeared in the official PA daily as far back as 1998:

“The difference between Hitler and [British Foreign Minister] Balfour was simple: the former [Hitler] did not have colonies to send the Jews to, so he destroyed them, whereas Balfour ...[turned] Palestine into his colony and sent the Jews. Balfour is Hitler with colonies, while Hitler is Balfour without colonies. They both wanted to get rid of the Jews...Zionism was crucial to the defense of the West, [by] ridding Europe of the burden of the Jews.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 1998]
 
This video of Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon, Abbas Zaki, shows how this distortion continues to be expressed:
 
"We must understand why Israel was established … [The Europeans] wanted to get rid of the Jews. … At that same time, energy [oil] was discovered in the Arab region … Then, they solved the [Jewish] problem by exporting [the Jews] to Israel [and at same time] they imposed their hegemony on the region’s natural resources. The [purpose of the] State of Israel is not for the Jews but it is an ongoing [colonial] project, an outpost for Imperialism.” 
[PA TV, May 14, 2008]
PA daily: Jewish history is a collection of "myths" resurrected by "the fascist right" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2014
Op-ed by Bakr Abu Bakr, columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “The Palestinian revolution and the Fatah movement have succeeded – after 50 years of bitter struggle and conflict, which have cost us thousands of Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners and wounded – in refuting some of the Zionist lies…
[The author lists various statements attributed to Zionists or pro-Zionists, such as “A land without a people for a people without a land,” as examples of lies that have been refuted.]
Today, the myths of the Israelis are refuted – [the myths] which Netanyahu and the fascist right are trying to resurrect from the dust of false history, according to which they are an ancient ‘people’ with a ‘land,’ which is Palestine – something the archeologists, as well as the unfettered Israeli thinker Shlomo Sand, have completely rejected.”

Shlomo Sand is an Israeli professor of history who has stated that he does not think Israelis or Jews have a “historical right” to the land.
Lebanese Mufti: “Teach your children... Palestine’s liberation from the foreign occupation is a holy charge entrusted to you from generation to generation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2014
     “In a letter written on the occasion of the Day commemorating Muhammad’s Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven, the Mufti of Lebanon, Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, said that the fact that Allah transported the Prophet from the Holy Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem showed the deep religious connection between Mecca and Jerusalem in Islam.
In his letter, the Mufti… said: ‘Our deep wound has opened again. Palestine has been under foreign occupation since 1948; teach your children that Palestine is Arab land and an Arab country that was conquered by the Hebrew foreigner. [Teach them] that its liberation from the foreign occupation, so it may be purely Arab once more, is a holy charge entrusted to you from generation to generation, until Allah summons an upright leadership for this nation, which will lead this nation towards the liberation [of Palestine]… As in the past Omar ibn Al-Khattab (a prominent 7th- century caliph) liberated it from the Byzantines, and after him, Saladin Al-Ayyubi from the Europeans and Crusaders. Nations do not sell their homelands, nor do they relinquish them or any part of them to a foreigner, no matter how strong he may be.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Palestinian convention organized "to protect the land from the settlement demon," speaker calls all Israelis "occupiers" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2014
‎     “Participants in a political-cultural ‎convention on the subject of the 66th ‎anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., ‘the ‎catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the ‎establishment of the State of Israel), ‎organized by the [Palestinian Popular] ‎Struggle Front in Tulkarem two days ago, ‎emphasized the need to adhere to the ‎national goals and to protect the land from ‎the settlement demon… Palestinian ‎National Council (the legislative body of ‎the PLO) member and Director-General of ‎the Palestinian Ministry of Culture, poet ‎Abd Al-Nasser Saleh said: ‘Nakba Day ‎was and remains a most painful and ‎difficult anniversary, in every moral and ‎legal sense, because in the end it is the ‎forced replacement of a people who are ‎the owners of the land with a group of ‎occupiers who were gathered on the land ‎of Palestine.’ He emphasized that this ‎scheme was revealed thanks to the power ‎and will of the Palestinian people, its ‎resolve and struggle.”‎
Official PA daily: "Israel lives on... hallucinations from the time of the Babylonian or Roman exile for which not a single proof exists" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabbah, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     "The current Israeli government is continuously accusing the PA of incitement, of a rise in Antisemitism and of harming Israel's image! Let us quickly analyze the situation, and we'll discover that no one in the world harms Israel's image more, reveals its racism, and its contempt and provocation of world public opinion more than Netanyahu and his ministers, especially those from the Likud, Bait Yehudi and Yisrael Beiteinu...
Israel lives on an extensive system of British Mandatory laws, illusory biblical maps, hallucinations from the time of the Babylonian or Roman exile for which not a single proof exists, and on acts borrowed from the Nazis, which the Israelis are now imitating against the Palestinian people...
Naturally, there are millions of examples of how Israel lives in contradiction with itself. It demands recognition of a Jewish state, even though the entire world knows that its two biggest waves of immigration at the end of the last century, from Russia and the former Soviet Union, and (Ethiopian Jews) from the region of the Falash Mura ... included hundreds of thousands of Christians, Muslims and pagans, who have no connection to the Jewish state. Furthermore, important and highly reliable contemporary historians have proven that the most important Zionist activists, especially in Eastern Europe, were of Khazar origin, with no relationship to the so-called 12 Jewish tribes! ...
Legalizing the illegal, legitimizing the illegitimate, presenting history in a one-sided way, and howling like mad wolves - this is what Netanyahu is doing at the head of his present government, in an insane race against time, clearly loathing everyone and misanalysing what is happening in the region and in the world."
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Children on PA TV: All of Israel will be replaced by "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 16, 2014
3 episodes of PA TV children’s program teach children that all of Israel will be replaced by “Palestine”:
Sabrin, girl singer: We are going [abroad] to send a message to everyone, that there are Palestinian children, that we are still alive. Some people abroad think, "No, they're dead. There's only Israel, there's no such thing as Palestine." No, we say that Palestine exists, and Palestine will return to us, and there is no such thing as Israel.
PA TV host: Bravo!
Sabrin: There is something called the occupied lands.
Host: Bravo, bravo bravo!

PA TV host: Alma has brought drawings with her, a map of Palestine – can you see the map of Palestine? All of it will return to us, Allah willing. All of this map will return to us. The key (symbol of Palestinian ownership of all of the land Israel). It's upside down. All of this map, friends, will return to us. Right, Alma?
Alma: Right.
Host: All of it is ours, right?
Alma: Yes.
Host: Even if they took it from us, we will take it back one day, right?
Alma: Right.
TV host holds a map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel

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Official PA daily: Israel’s creation was a “crime against humanity” and “international conspiracy” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2014
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “The attempt on the part of [Israel’s] new leaders to extract recognition from the leadership of the Palestinian people that Israel is Jewish or that Israel is the state of the Jews, [amounts to] an insistence on falsifying the historical facts and events; Israel’s political leaders and other intellectuals seem as if they were trying to change the direction of the earth’s rotation. The Palestinian refugees’ right of return depends on the free decision and personal will of [each] Palestinian refugee, as it is a sacred human right which no power in the world can prevent its possessor from realizing. In addition, it is a right which will never become obsolete…
May 15, 1948 was and remains the date of a crime against humanity which has been going on for 66 years; this day is the essence and the symbol of a huge international conspiracy aimed at putting an end to the existence of a tranquil, peace-loving people. This was the day in which Israel was used as an occupation state and spearhead [against the Palestinian people].”
Official PA TV: Palestinians, not Israelis, are "the legal owners of the land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2014
Official PA TV News on Nakba Day (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)
Official PA TV newsreader: “The land is still calling its owners to [realize] the right of return – in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod, Ramle and dozens of other cities and hundreds of villages. The bats of darkness have woven the despicable threads of the Nakba against the legal owners of the land; it [the Nakba] was no transient war or battle between two equal armies, but a red bloodbath [perpetrated] against our defenseless people.”
Palestinians are Canaanites and pre-date Jewish presence in Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast the documentary Return to Al- Abbasiyya, about the village of Al-Abbasiyya, which was destroyed in 1948; a neighborhood of the Israeli town of Yehud was constructed on its ruins.
The film’s narrator speaks with an elderly Yemenite Jew from Yehud.
Film narrator: “These Mamluk graves, from the Mamluk period – when they came to Palestine, they came to the Canaanites. We are here, the Canaanite Arabs, we’ve been on the land of Palestine for thousands of years. You’re the sons of Isaac. Who are we the sons of?”
Yemenite Jew: “Ishmael.”
Film narrator: “Ishmael. We are…”
Yemenite Jew: “Brothers.”
Film narrator: “But you weren’t here in the land. You came here, then left again, isn’t that so? You passed through, and didn’t settle here. The people of the land are the Canaanites, right?”
Yemenite Jew: “Right, before…”
Film narrator: “The Arab tribes lived here. Where did you live, in Yemen?”
Yemenite Jew: “Yes.”
Film narrator [ironically]: “You’re great.”
Yemenite Jew: “What did they tell us in Yemen? ‘Go to your country, to Palestine.’”
PA Ministry of Culture teaches kids not to recognize Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 13, 2014
     “The [PA] Ministry of Culture in Tulkarem organized a screening of several documentary films to mark the 66th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) at the Al -Fadeliyah High School for Boys, in the presence of Culture Ministry Bureau Chief Muntasir Al-Kam and school principal Muhammad Abd Al-Latif.
[School principal] Abd Al-Latif said: ‘This anniversary proves to us that the refugee camps are temporary and that we will return to the places from which we were expelled. We will return to our land from which we were expelled when the so-called State of Israel was established.’
[Culture Ministry Bureau Chief Muntasir] Al-Kam noted that the screening took place as part of the [Culture] Ministry’s program to encourage the audio-visual field through the screening of documentary films at various national and cultural events, since these films are a part of resistance on the ideological level, at a time when the Zionist entity’s schemes to destroy the Palestinian cause and steal its history and identity – and not just the land – are gaining momentum.”
Fatah official: “[The people of the] Arab nation are the original inhabitants of the land”  
Source: Awdah TV YouTube channel, May 12, 2014
The independent Palestinian TV channel Awdah hosted Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Overseas Fatah Branch Affairs Dr. Jamal Muhaisen on its program The Political Situation:
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Overseas Fatah Branch Affairs Dr. Jamal Muhaisen: “I say that a democratic [state] is incompatible with a Jewish [state] or a nation [state].The current Israeli mindset, in my opinion, takes us back to the days of Hitler, when he distinguished between the German nation and the other nations of the world. Today, the Israeli side is also trying to distinguish between the Jews as a nation – I’m not talking about the Jews as a religion – and the Arab nation, who are the original inhabitants of the land.”

Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel is a "monstrosity" and its establishment is "a crime unprecedented in history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 7, 2014
Op-ed by regular columnist Baha Rahal in the official PA daily:
     "Sixty-six years ago, a monstrosity was born, which grew over the ruins of an entire people, which had been expelled from its land and homeland, and its name became Israel. This monstrosity has an army that defeated the armies of the region in six days or less, and it has a language whose letters were put together without patterns and without meaning, and which is abnormal, lacking rules or order. It has a flag with two stripes, and in the middle a stolen star...
These days, pain is tearing the hearts of all Palestinians. Their pain is the same wherever they are - whether in their homeland, in the refugee camps in the diaspora in the neighboring countries, or in countries on all five continents, where they were scattered in the wake of the great Nakba ("catastrophe," the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) which befell them unjustly and against their will.
The Zionist gangs invaded the land of Palestine and expelled its residents before the eyes and ears of the world - which didn't lift a finger - and specifically the powers at the time, which gave the Zionist gangs cover and eased their despicable mission, and afforded them all means of assistance. This was a crime unprecedented in history... The Nakba befell our people 66 years ago, when the Zionist gangs were fighting each other to conquer Palestine, using the Balfour Declaration as a pretext, as if it were a divine promise, as if Balfour had the right to make the promise in the first place...
The occupation of Palestine was the greatest crime known to humanity. Since that time, the Palestinian people has been confronting these gangs using all the means and methods at its disposal, to regain the stolen right, waiting for the long-awaited day, adhering to its right of return, and holding firm to its land and its homeland."
Hamas official: "There is no way we will recognize the Zionist entity" 
Source: Wattan News Agency, May 4, 2014
     “The deputy head of the Hamas political bureau, Musa Abu Marzuq, reemphasized that his movement would not recognize Israel, and would ‘continue to reject the Quartet’s conditions.’
In answer to a question posed by AFP during a press conference in Gaza, Abu Marzuq said: ‘we will not recognize and there is no way we will [ever] recognize the Zionist entity.’ He noted that the Palestinian factions had agreed ‘temporarily on the establishment of a State of Palestine in the territories occupied in 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital, without recognizing the Zionist entity.’
He said that Hamas ‘rejects the Quartet’s conditions, because they detract from the rights of the Palestinian people.’ He added: ‘We rejected, still reject and will continue to reject any condition that detracts from Palestinian rights. Hamas will remain loyal to the right of return of the refugees and to liberation.’”
PA TV: Israel attempts "to prove historical fables and promists that exist in their extremist minds alone, about... a people who never owned this land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 28, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on Holocaust Memorial Day
PA TV newsreader: “Even as Israel commemorates the day known as Jewish Holocaust Day, it perpetrates a new Holocaust each day against our people; it persecutes them, discriminates and treats them with racism.”
[Photographs of Hitler and images from the period of the foundation of Israel (Ben Gurion, war images, etc.) appear in the background during the report]:
PA TV narrator: “Even as the Israelis commemorate Holocaust Day – which all human conventions denounce and condemn because it is contrary to the nature of all mankind – our people remember the holocausts and massacres committed by the descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust [perpetrated by] Nazi Germany. Israel has not learned the lesson from what happened to them and to other human beings. To the contrary, during its wars it carried out executions, murdered civilians, bombarded buildings with missiles, burned Arab villages in 1948 and set up detention camps. Between massacres, Tel Aviv established its control and occupation of this land, to compensate for its losses and for the suffering caused by Hitler’s Germany and the rest of the world, where they had been persecuted and discriminated against. The strange thing is that the occupation state copied these racist acts, and gave our people, the owners of this land, a taste of them, in order to prove historical fables and promises that exist in their extremist minds alone, about a land without a people for a people who never owned this land… Decades later, the situation has not changed, and Tel Aviv is still making our people taste tragedy – by oppressing the Palestinian people and undermining its awareness of its tragedy, in which Tel Aviv plays the part of the executioner."

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Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the 1948 territories" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2014
     “The meeting, which was organized by the Ministry of Culture in Ramallah to discuss obstacles facing the Palestinian cinema and its achievements, was attended by… several directors from the West Bank and from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
PA spokesman: Israel creates "visual pollution" in "creating a history of Israel and the Jews in Jerusalem which is nonexistent" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 23, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on the visit of Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces and Commissioner General of the political leadership, to Jerusalem.
Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces and Commissioner General of the political leadership: “In addition to the environmental pollution caused by the waste that the settlements and their criminals produce and dump on the Palestinians, the occupation is now trying to create visual pollution for the world, by polluting Jerusalem’s landscape through the new inventions it is trying to devise, with the aim of creating a history of Israel and the Jews in Jerusalem which is nonexistent, despite all the excavations.”
Official PA daily: Israel is a "terrorist state founded on biblical myths" 
Source: Al-Hayat (London), Apr. 20, 2014
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat:
     "The news [reported] that Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman, said he had held talks with Saudia Arabia and Kuwait, and that Israel can establish diplomatic relations with the Gulf states, since they share Israel's fear of Iran...
Liar, son of a liar, from a terrorist Khazar dynasty, immigrant thug from Moldova, with no right to be in occupied Palestine. The other war criminal, Benjamin Netanyahu, had already alluded to dialogue and relations with the Gulf states against Iran. The Gulf states undoubtedly have reason to be concerned about Iran's Persian aspirations, but they won't deal with them through cooperation with an occupying terrorist state founded on biblical myths."
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PA TV: The coast of "Palestine" is "under occupation" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 19, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestinian Taste on fish.
PA TV Host: “When talking about fish, especially in Palestine, we ought to be on one of the coasts. But, as you know, most of its [Palestine’s] coasts are under occupation, while the rest – along the Gaza Strip – is under siege.”
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Official PA daily calls Israeli city within the Green Line a "settlement" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2014
     “[Israeli TV] Channel 10 stated that the occupation army had arrested a Palestinian who had infiltrated the Netiv HaAsara settlement north of the Gaza Strip, yesterday afternoon [April 18, 2014].”

The Netiv HaAsara community is located within the Green Line in southern Israel.
Official PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: "the territories occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2014
     “Nahlah, from the village of Ya’bad, worked in a Palestinian factory in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA daily: Jewish claim to Israel as a homeland is "based on the fabricated biblical and Talmudic tales" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2014
Op-ed by Dr. As'ad Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     "The leaders of the Zionist state, from their first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, to the present day, from the right to the left, agree that historical Palestine is 'Israel's homeland'... This [claim is] based on the fabricated biblical and Talmudic tales. All this points to an Israeli fortress mentality, which is faithful to the Zionist heritage, which is based on racism, arrogance and the lie of 'the chosen people,' and based on the 'Masada complex' - a fear of recurrence of the 7 years of a Roman army siege which forced the Jewish men in the fortress to make a strange decision that no reasonable person throughout history has ever understood: to kill their women, children and elders and then commit suicide...
Israel and peace are opposites. This [Israel] is a state that surrounds itself with physical and psychological concrete walls that are ingrained in the Jewish mentality, which is based on rejection and fear of the other, and which sees the solution in expanding the construction of the fortress walls. Even the racist separation fence, in addition to being a kind of 'apartheid', recalls the tradition of the Jewish ghetto in Europe. Therefore, one can say that Israel's recourse to building the fence stems from reasons connected to the internal psychological structure of the Israeli character, which was formed in the shadow of the Jewish ghetto worldview."
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