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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]
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Official PA daily refers to Israel as the "1948 territories" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 11, 2014
     “Yesterday [April 10, 2014], the General Teachers’ Union of the Jenin [Fatah] branch and the [Israeli-Arab] Hadash faction in Majd Al-Krum, in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), honored 50 children of Martyrs (Shahids) from the [Palestinian] Security Forces and the Teachers’ Union.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Official PA TV uses non-recognition terminology: "Palestine occupied in 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 8, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on the family of Karim and Maher Younes, who were supposed to have been released in the fourth phase of pre-Oslo Accords prisoner releases which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks in 2013.
PA TV reporter: “Karim Younes, a name that came up several times in prisoner-exchange deals, but despair has prevailed all these years, because Israel has insisted on not freeing him and 14 other prisoners from Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”

Notes: Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1980. Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012 to 40 years.
Maher Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1980. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.

In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group of 26 was released on Dec. 30, 2013. The fourth group was scheduled to be released on March 29, 2014, but Israel delayed their release while negotiating the terms for continuation of the peace talks. When the PA submitted requests for admission as a state to several international bodies, Israel cancelled the release.
Official PA TV complains that Israel hasn't released prisoners who kidnapped and murdered 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 8, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on the family of Karim and Maher Younes, who were supposed to have been released in the fourth phase of pre-Oslo Accords prisoner releases which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks in 2013.
PA TV reporter: “Karim Younes, a name that came up several times in prisoner-exchange deals, but despair has prevailed all these years, because Israel has insisted on not freeing him and 14 other prisoners from Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”

Notes: Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1980. Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012 to 40 years.
Maher Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1980. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.

In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group of 26 was released on Dec. 30, 2013. The fourth group was scheduled to be released on March 29, 2014, but Israel delayed their release while negotiating the terms for continuation of the peace talks. When the PA submitted requests for admission as a state to several international bodies, Israel cancelled the release.
Official PA daily: We won't "cede a single grain of dust from... Palestine occupied in 1948" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2014
Op-ed by Najib al-Qaddumi
     “On this great day, March 30, 1976, the Palestinians proclaimed their adherence to their land and their readiness to sacrifice everything to protect the land of their forefathers. This day is justly called ‘Land Day’…
After the owners of the land – the residents of the Galilee and the Triangle (a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages adjacent to the Green Line in northern Israel) – revolted against the Israeli authorities, who had expropriated thousands of dunams in the region of the Galilee and the Triangle… the Zionist enemy forces invaded the villages with the aid of tanks and armored vehicles. They started shooting at the defenseless residents, who had revolted to protect the land and to thwart the plot to Judaize the Galilee…
You won’t find a single Palestinian, [whether] man or woman, old or young, who will agree to cede a single grain of dust from the land of Palestine. As the scheme to Judaize the Galilee was thwarted in the past, so the current ‘Jewish state’ scheme will be thwarted too. This is an overtly racist slogan, and with its implementation, our brethren in [the part of] Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) will be expelled from their forefathers’ land, and the sons of Palestine in the diaspora will be prevented from returning to their land and homes, whence they were expelled in 1948 by force of arms…
In addition, the Kerry plan now on the agenda, which is opposed to the aspirations of our people, will fail.”

For a note about Land Day, click "full article."
Israeli Arab MP uses non-recognition terminology: "1948 territories" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2014
     “In Nazareth, [Israeli Arab] MP Masud Ganaim of the United Arab List, called to turn Land Day into a day of struggle and unity for all groups of our Arab-Palestinian nation within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).
In a statement, Ganaim said: ‘The 38th anniversary of Land Day reaches us while the Judaization frenzy continues to intensify and while our people continue to suffer from the expropriation and Judaization policy that has become clear and evident in the Negev, the Galilee, the Triangle (Israeli region bordering the West Bank with a large Arab population) and in the mixed cities. Considering this reality, we need this flame and this spark, which were lit on March 30, 1976, and kindled a path of struggle based on collective action.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
PA official daily: "The occupation stole 85% of Palestine" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2014
Headline: “Israel has demolished 1,230 housing units in Jerusalem since 2000 – In honor of Land Day: The occupation stole 85% of Palestine.”
     “The [Palestinian] Central Bureau of Statistics said the occupation controls over 85% of the land of historic Palestine, and that half the settlers live in the district of Jerusalem.”
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