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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]
Lawyer on PA TV: Israelis are afraid when they see a Palestinian because they know the land doesn’t belong to them, according to the Bible  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 26, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting lawyer Ghandi Al-Ruba'i

Lawyer Ghandi Al-Ruba'i: “This brings us back to deep psychology, if we can expand on the subject. In criminology [it is called] the psychology of the thief. The psychology of fearing the one [who has] the right. Therefore he [the Israeli] is very tense when he sees the Palestinian. His finger is always on the trigger, even when he meets an unarmed Palestinian or a woman. Why? Because he knows deep in his heart that this land is not his land. Even in the Bible, when they say about Jerusalem ‘Your descendants and homeland are Canaanite’ (might refer to Ezekiel 16:3: ‘And say: Thus says the Lord God unto Jerusalem: Thine origin and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite.’ –Ed.). And even when they arrived in Palestine as guests, and the Palestinians received them, as is written in the Bible, they always bore this shame of stealing the land from its rightful owners. Therefore, their behavior remains of the same character, ruled by the character of a thief, out of fear of the one with the legitimate right.”
PA daily op-ed: “Zionism is the invention of robbers who stole Palestine from its inhabitants, on the basis of a terrorist religion, whose lies are not supported by any archeological remnants” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2015
Headline: “The supporters of Israel’s terror are attacking Islam”
     “I say that Israel has no right to exist, because there is no archeological remnant in the area to support [this right]. The stories of Jewish prophets are a sick invention. However, I do not want even one Jew to die, even if he is a war criminal like members of the Israeli government. I just demand an independent Palestinian state. Zionism is the invention of robbers who stole Palestine from its inhabitants, on the basis of a terrorist religion, whose lies are not supported by any archeological remnants.”
Op-ed in official PA daily: “Religious, historical, and even biblical facts deny any connection between the Jews and Jerusalem” or to “historic Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2015
Headline: “Ziedan’s irrational teleology”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
     “[Egyptian author] Dr. Youssef Ziedan dropped a heavy bomb with his rational approach to the status of Jerusalem when he rejected its Arab identity, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the First Direction of Prayer and the third ‘Sanctuary’ , its Islamic value, and considered it a ‘myth’ with no connection to reality. He relied on the history of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was built by Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan (the 5th Umayyad caliph. –Ed.) in 65 AH, in other words after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, thus giving the Jews the right to Palestine...First, the religious, historical, and even biblical facts deny any connection between the Jews and Jerusalem. Anyone turning to Jewish historians and archaeologists will understand this truth, as some of them, such as Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman (i.e., Israeli archeologists), and Shlomo Sand (i.e., a history professor at Tel Aviv University), have confirmed that there is no such connection. In addition, Israel is already in existence for seven long decades in historic Palestine, and its archeologists are searching for any evidence that will connect them to Jerusalem or the Palestinian land, but they have not found even a small piece of evidence to confirm the Zionist assumption. Second, a large number of Arab and foreign historians have confirmed that the locations noted in the bible have no connection to Palestine, and they are all to be found in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. Third, the fact that the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque was not built in its present form does not rule out its presence there in its original form and the fact that Caliph Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan built it here, where it stands until today, only reinforces the words of the Quran. Fourth, Dr. Youssef knows well that the Zionist narrative is a fundamentall
Israel was “unnaturally” established by colonialism, “as an idea to get rid of the European Jewish problem” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2015
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, columnist for official PA daily
     “The occupation state, ‘Israel,’ which was established outside the natural historical framework of the formation of countries in this civilized part of the world, and came into the world following illegal competitive relations between the worldwide promoters of colonialism, and as an idea to get rid of the European Jewish problem, after all the attention the world has lavished on it [Israel], whether willingly or unwillingly, today pulls out the sword of enmity and rebellion against international law. The same law that has guaranteed it since its establishment was announced in the partition resolution in 1947 (the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine, and which was rejected by the Palestinians –Ed.) , and it was given the birth certificate of a state, under certain conditions, which is located within the natural and historical borders of Palestine, in other words, what we call the fourth of June borders. This was after it went beyond the interpretations of the partition resolution and forcefully took over parts of the territories that the partition resolution called ‘the Arab state’ at the time! It is possible that the rebellion and non-compliance is a natural matter among most of those who were born outside the legal framework of regulations, values, and laws, and Israel has left compliance with international laws regarding human rights outside of its conduct regarding the Palestinian people, which has the natural and historical right to Palestine, all of Palestine.”
PA daily op-ed: Palestinians are original inhabitants of the land and Israel is just another “invader and occupier” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2015
Op-ed by Izzat Daraghmeh, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
Headline: “Rabbi Zion’s religious ruling…”
     “These are the Palestinians, descendants of the Canaanites and the Jebusites, the first to dwell on this sacred soil and to inhabit this blessed land. They are the first who set foot on this soil, and built Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Safed, Hebron, Nablus and Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv, Ed.). They are those who have put down roots in the heart of Jerusalem, and survived throughout all the centuries, and all the dreams of invaders and greedy ones were shattered on their rocks and chests. Colonialism and all invaders and occupiers passed through here, while the Palestinians continued to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and stand firm.”
PA daily op-ed: “Western colonialism planted” Israel with the goal “to destroy the Arab and Islamic nation” and “get rid of the ‘Jewish problem’ in Europe” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 22, 2015
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
Headline
: “Jerusalem in the claws of Zionism”
     “When Western colonialism planted the Zionist entity in the heart of Palestine (out of many other alternatives) [parenthesis in source], it had colonialist goals: to destroy the Arab and Islamic nation and to stop any early sign of its revival, and to get rid of the ‘Jewish problem’ in Europe, through settling them in Palestine.”
PA TV host teaches kids that “the 1948 lands” (i.e., Israel) will return to Palestinians one day 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 6, 2015
Official PA TV program Children’s Talk
Official PA TV host: “Do you know what the 1948 lands are?”
Girl Batoul: “Yes, they are the lands that the occupation took from the Palestinians in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
Official PA TV host: “Very good. One of these days they will return to us, right?"
Girl Batoul: “Yes.”
Official PA TV host: “Of course they will return to us.”
Palestinians are “original owners of the land” who were “uproot[ed]”to be replaced with “foreign Jews” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2015
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “You do not have a future on our land, O Lapid, and get out of our sky!”
       “Do not leave us. Continue to weigh on our chest, to kill our children and young people, to Judaize Jerusalem and our holy sites, to uproot us from our land, and to bring foreign Jews in our place, and to build homes for the Jewish ISIS in place of our homes! Remain, and we love your occupation, your injustice and terror, and get up every morning grateful for your Talmudic bloody crimes. Remain with your robbers’ swords in your hands... We do not want an independent Palestinian state with its capital in  Jerusalem. Your state which violates international law is enough for us... Who told [Israeli Parliament (Knesset) member Yair] Lapid that the Palestinian people does not want to get rid of the occupation? Who convinced Lapid that the Palestinian people wants to see the settlements on its land, army camps, tanks, tractors, soldiers and officers, into whom orders and Talmudic rabbis’ rulings have been injected, which allow the spilling of the blood of Palestinians, the original owners of the land? ... Does Lapid not know that the occupationis like a virus and the settlement is like cancer, and you are supposed to remove them from your body, and not the opposite? Unless the fabricating genius wants to take apart the body, cut it up, and crumble it, in order to keep its viruses and cancers!”
Speaker at PA event in a school describes Balfour declaration: “One who had no ownership (i.e., Britain) gave [it] to one who had no right (i.e., Israel)” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Culture and Education Commission are holding a cultural event in Tulkarem against the Balfour Declaration"
      "The [PA] Ministry of Culture and Education Commission in the Tulkarem district held a culture and song event at the Ibrahim Al-Khawaja School, on the 98th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration. During the event, historian Nu'man Shahrour spoke… Historian Shahrour spoke in detail before the students about the Balfour Declaration that was made on Nov. 2, 1917, which was the basis for establishing Israel, and through it one who had no ownership [of Palestine] gave [it] to one who had no right."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Israel’s founding implied to be “historic injustice which has caused many massacres and crimes carried out by the Zionist terror gangs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: “The government inaugurates 20 projects worth over 7 million dollars in order to strengthen the resolve of Hebron residents”
    “During its weekly meeting, held yesterday [Nov. 3, 2015] in Hebron, the [PA] government called for the UN Security Council and General Assembly to obligate Israel to remove the outposts in the Old City [of Jerusalem], to open the Al-Shuhada Road in Hebron, and to allow Palestinian security forces to spread out in the region in order to provide the civilians with protection from the settlers’ attacks and crimes… The government emphasized that the resolve of our people in Hebron and the great sacrifices the district’s residents have made… have caused the Israeli government to launch a revenge attack, which has caused the death of 29 Martyrs from the district during the popular uprising, who saturated the Palestinian ground with their pure blood…The government listened to a report by Hebron district Governor Kamel Hami about the settler attack against the district and the violations being perpetrated by the occupation forces and gangs of settlers. He expressed appreciation of the fact that the president [Abbas] and prime minister [Hamdallah] are making sure they receive all of the Martyrs’ bodies [from Israel] and bring them to burial with state funerals befitting them and their sacrifices… The government emphasized that even though 98 years have passed since the ominous Balfour Declaration, our people is still paying a heavy price with its land, its children’s blood, and its daily suffering, and the international community still stands by helplessly in the face of the historic injustice which has caused many massacres and crimes carried out by the Zionist terror gangs, which has led to our people being uprooted from their homeland.”
PA Security Forces spokesman: Balfour declaration was “ominous promise… made by those who have no ownership to those [i.e., Jews] who have no right”  
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Nov. 2, 2015


Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces

Text on photo: “We will not forget the ominous promise,
the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
made by those who have no ownership to those who have no right.
Nov. 2, 1917”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.

PA official blames Balfour Declaration [i.e., basis for Israel’s establishment] for the current "disasters of war and instability" in Middle East 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2015
Headline: “98 years since the ominous Balfour Declaration”
     “Today [Nov. 2, 2015], Monday, is the 98th anniversary of the promise in which British Foreign Minister Balfour gave the Jews the right to establish their national home in Palestine. The ominous promise – in which one who does not have ownership gave the land of Palestine to one who does not have the right – was given by the British government of that time, and it worsened the tragedy of the Palestinian people from day to day… It should be noted that the Zionist movement used the Balfour Declaration as a pretext for establishing the Zionist entity, through the placement and expansion of settlements which turned into large cities after 1948, as a result of the takeover of large territories of Palestine’s lands, and expropriation of them from their legal owners. This was done using all inhuman means, such as massacre, uprooting, and expulsion, against the Palestinian people, which increased its suffering and placed it in ongoing conflict with the occupation from that day on… Secretary-General of the [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa clarified: ‘Britain played an illegal role, which began 3 years before it announced the Balfour Declaration, when it promised the Zionists that it would give the Jews a national homeland in Palestine. Since that date, terror operations in the Middle East region are becoming more and more severe as a result of this promise, which dragged the region into the disasters of war and instability.”
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Fatah: Balfour Declaration was an “ominous promise,” Jews had “no right” to create state  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 1, 2015

Picture and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 1, 2015
The picture shows what is supposedly Palestinian refugees from the period of the establishment of Israel on the left, and British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour in flames on the right.
Text above image: “The promise of those with no ownership to those with no right”
Text on image: “We will not forget the ominous promise, the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
Given by those with no ownership to those with no right”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas rejects Israel’s legitimacy in any borders: All of Israel is an ‎‎“occupation” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2015

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: "Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, haven't you wondered: For how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last? After 67 years (i.e., Israel's creation), how long? Do you think it can last, and that it benefits the Palestinian people?"
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Israel’s establishment is a result of ‎‎“British-French-German-American ‎colonial West”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2015
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for the official PA daily:
     ‎“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] ‎Netanyahu delivered a speech yesterday ‎‎[Oct. 20, 2015], Tuesday, to the Zionist ‎Congress, which was full of all colors of ‎forgery, deception, and incitement ‎against the Palestinian people and ‎President Mahmoud Abbas… and which ‎acquitted Adolf Hitler, the German ‎leader, of the blood of millions of Jews, ‎and ‘placed the responsibility for it’ on ‎‎[Grand Mufti] Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who ‎‎‘incited’ Hitler to carry out the ‎Holocaust, according to Netanyahu’s ‎neo-fascist logic…‎
Everyone knows that the Palestinian ‎people and its historic leaders, from ‎‎[Grand Mufti] Haj Amin Al-Husseini and ‎those who preceded him and followed ‎him, all of them were victims of that ‎Holocaust, whose results are the ‎responsibility of the British-French-‎German-American colonial West. This is ‎because they paved the way through the ‎ominous British Balfour Promise (i.e., ‎Declaration), and afterward through the ‎campaigns of Jewish immigration to ‎historic Palestine. They gave them (Zionist ‎Jews) (parentheses in source) all the ‎political, legal, financial, and military ‎reliefs to establish the Israeli state on the ‎ruins of the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the ‎Palestinian term for the establishment of ‎the State of Israel) of the Palestinian ‎people in May 1948... The ‎near future undoubtedly holds a strong ‎blow against the occupying fascist ‎Zionist leader [Netanyahu], as a friend ‎of Hitler and his ilk.”‎
PA daily op-ed: The land will be redeemed by the Arabs, “the true owners of the land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2015
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “The rage of Jerusalem – the system of open hands”
        “Palestine is ours since the period of the Canaanites (members of the Kinana Arab tribe), the Arab Jebusites, and the Arab Philistines (the Palestinians) (worshippers of the Arab god Falas in Yemen), and from time immemorial… It is ours since the last Arab immigration 200-300 years BCE, as a result of the collapse of the emirates/regions of the tribes of the Children of Israel (the Arab Yemenite [tribe] in Yemen)…  In our land, as the archeologists say today… the Arab Children of Israel tribe, weak in numbers, was unimportant and never ruled, given the existence of dozens of other tribes in Palestine (in general, there is no connection between the people of Israel, the Arab Yemenite tribe which has been wiped off the stage of history and the present Jewish residents of Palestine who are mainly Jews from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, [the region] between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and then east and west Europe – see [the writings of] Shlomo Sand (author of The Invention of the Jewish People, which claims that that the ancestry of most contemporary Jews stems mainly from outside the Land of Israel -Ed.) and Arthur Koestler (author of The Thirteenth Tribe, which advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are descended from the Khazars Ed.), two fair Jews.) (parenthesis in source) The invasions of Palestine which occurred one after the other – the Persians, Greeks, Romans, and in modern times the English and the Zionist entity – are nothing but a prelude to its redemption by the Arabs, the true owners of the land.”
Israeli affairs expert on PA TV: We don’t want our children to die for Palestine because we don’t want the Israelis to have it 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 12, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosting Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas. Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas is talking about Hassan Manasrah, one of two young terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev, stabbing and seriously injuring two young Israelis.

Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas: “I do not want the [Palestinian] children to die from the fascist occupation’s hostile soldiers’ gunfire. They receive orders to murder from [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe] Ya’alon. This decision was agreed upon three weeks ago, they surely read the book by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira , who wrote The King’s Torah, and called [in his book] to murder non-Jewish (goy) children in accordance with the Torah, the goyim are non-Jews, today there are no non-Jews in the area aside from the children of Palestine, I am sure that Ya’alon, Netanyahu, and Israeli Minister of Public Security [Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information Gilad] Erdan have read this book. Let’s guard our children, and we do not want to say out loud ‘we will die and Palestine will live.’ We want to live so that Palestine will live, if we will die, and the children will also die, who will remain in Palestine, the settlers!’”

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, then repeatedly stabbed a 13-‎year-old boy (name undisclosed at time of writing) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
Europe collaborated with "the Zionist colonialist entity" with the aim of stealing from the Arabs and fragmenting them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2015
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “The two causes contradict each other”
       “What researchers trying to compare the two causes could not identify was that the Palestinian issue was a tangible issue, on the ground and in history, with real presence in reality. Likewise, its cause is essentially different from the Jewish issue, which was actually a phantom from the European point of view and was created by them [the Europeans].
In addition, all European leaders sought to create a cheap, low-cost mechanism that would ensure the fragmentation of the Arab region in order to steal the resources of the peoples of the Arab nation. Therefore, they used the Zionist colonialist entity and collaborated with it, in accordance with developments in the international capitalist camp, and in a manner that would serve the interests of Europe and the US… Were it not for Europe’s [support] since Napoleon’s call in 1978, King Wilhelm II (i.e., last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruled from 1888 to 1918. –Ed.) in the second half of the 19th century, Britain’s adoption of the Zionist movement since the mandate over Palestine and the issuing of the Balfour promise (i.e., Declaration) in November 1917 and the subsequent American patronage and support, after it [the US] became the center of decisions and the leader of the Western camp following World War II, the Hebrew state would not have managed to exist and endure.”

Note: The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas opposes Jewish state because it justifies “extremist organization such as ISIS” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Sept. 17, 2015
Headline: “A bomb in the President’s speech”
       “President Mahmoud Abbas sincerely revealed the American, Arab and Islamic pressures that led him to consider resignation, and expressed his ‘strong objection to the idea of the “Jewish State,” since it serves as justification for the religious wars in the middle east, and extremist organizations such as ISIS,’ he said… Regarding his upcoming visit to the UN, the president declared that he would ‘drop a bomb’ at the end of his speech, which he refused to disclose, and noted that he would speak about ‘Oslo and the Israeli violations reflected in the Israeli Supreme Court’s resolutions to allow the demolition of Palestinian houses in areas A and B, which are supposed to be under the PA’s administrative control.’
Regarding Jerusalem’s explosive situation, Abbas said that ‘Israel is implementing a division according to times at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and maybe even according to areas, between Jews and Muslims.’ He emphasized that ‘this division according to times and areas will absolutely not be accepted,’ and that ‘Jerusalem is a red line, and we will not allow [anyone] to harm it,’ in his words. Abbas attacked the notion of the ‘Jewish State’ saying: ‘If Israel wants to be a Jewish state, there will be justification for ISIS and other similar organizations to establish an Islamic State in Syria, Gaza, Egypt, etc.’”
Op-ed in PA daily: “There are no Jewish archeological remnants in our lands… Most of the Jews today are of Khazar origin” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2015
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat
     “In college I was a student of history. I focused on the modern history of the Middle East, but the material also included the study of ancient history, on the assumption that it serves as a ‘background’ for the present. I ask the students of religion to accept what I say: There are no Jewish archeological remnants in our lands. There are no archeological remains of kingdoms or prophets… There were Jews in our lands, from east to west, but there were absolutely no kingdoms. Most of the Jews today are of Khazar origin, and are not ‘Sephardis’ - in other words - Middle Eastern… However the fathers of orthodox Judaism fled from the Caucasus Mountains to eastern Europe, and afterwards to its center, and became Zionists, or Ashkenazis (i.e., Jews of European descent). They claimed a right to Palestine, and the British colonialism and American administrations throughout the generations supported them, until Palestine was lost."
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