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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 article calls Israel "'48 territories," "this entity" and "the interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2015
Headline: “The masses of our people celebrate the 39th anniversary of the eternal Land Day”
     “Although it has been 39 years, the Palestinians of the ’48 territories (i.e., Israeli Arabs) have not grown tired of marking Land Day... The Palestinian land is the supporting pillar of the success of the ’Zionist enterprise’ according to the Zionist writings, especially those published by the First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897. Ever since its establishment, this entity strived to implement the policy of Judaizing the Arab land and uprooting the Palestinians from their land by [carrying out] dreadful massacres against them. The authorities did not stop at expropriating land that Palestinians had been expelled from - they also expropriated the land from those Palestinians who had remained on their land. It should be noted that between 1948 and 1972 Israel expropriated more than a million acres of land from Arab villages in the Galilee and the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages adjacent to the Green Line in northern Israel). Land Day is a turning point in the relations between the ’Israeli authorities' and the Palestinians of 1948, since responding the way it did, Israel sought to prove to the angry masses that they [the Israelis] were the ‘masters of the land.’...” 

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Fatah official: "The land of Palestine, occupied since 1948" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 29, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day interviewed Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Foreign Branches Jamal Muhaisen on the resolutions of the Arab League summit.
Muhaisen: “We are approaching the seventh decade of the Israeli occupation of the land of Palestine, occupied since 1948, and the fifth decade of lands occupied in 1967.
If there won’t be an arrangement in the region based on this initiative [the Arab initiative], there will be a different Arab position. This requires a meeting of the Arab generals, ministers of defense, and foreign ministers, so that we can design a new strategy by which we will force the Nazi leadership, which rules the Palestinian people today - a racist leadership with expansionist tendencies - [to surrender]. After all, the world goes into action wherever there is an attack [on innocents] except when it comes to the Palestinian people.”
Al-Quds University professor, quoted in PA daily: “Hebrew texts are purely literary… This land is Palestinian” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 23, 2015
     “The Department of Social Studies (the Faculty of Education) at Al-Quds Open University, in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a conference on the ancient history of Palestine, with the participation of experts from the University of Copenhagen. The President of Al-Quds Open University, Dr. Yunes Amro, stressed that the University had expressed interest in these activities as they contribute to [our] understanding of the foreign view of the Palestinian cause, supporting it on the international level.
Dr. Amro praised the efforts of Dr. Muhammad Issa, the Palestinian researcher at the University of Copenhagen who coordinated the conference, and who cooperated with several foreign researchers in order to examine the Palestinian narrative, communicate it to the world, and expose the injustice of the Israeli occupation. He said: ‘In their research, they concluded that the Hebrew texts are purely literary, with no connection to religion or belief. This proves that this land is Palestinian and that what is recounted in the contradicting narratives is nothing more than a lie.’ Issa clarified that the importance of the research conducted by the two Danish scholars together with him lies in the fact that they sparked a revolution in the views contained in the biblical narrative regarding Israel’s right to this land, as [they established that] these are literary texts that prove nothing and have nothing to do with history."

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Fatah commissioner calls Israel ‎‎“occupied interior” and claims Israel ‎seeks to “expel” Arabs from Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 15, 2015
     ‎“Fatah Commissioner for International ‎Relations [and Fatah Central Committee ‎member] Nabil Shaath… called on the ‎Palestinian people in the occupied interior ‎‎(i.e., Israel) to reject the notion of the ‎Jewish state, which is meant to expel ‎whoever is left from among our people on ‎their land, occupied in 1948, [and do so] ‎by adhering to the principles of equality ‎and justice, creating democratic ‎awareness based on sacrifice, and ‎invigorating popular resistance.”‎
PA cartoon: Map of Israel and PA areas on woman's face 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2015
PA daily cartoon encourages boycott of Israeli products 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 5, 2015

The official PA daily published a cartoon showing an Israeli soldier holding a rifle made up of Israeli products – implying that buying Israeli products helps Israel finance weapons its army can use against the Palestinians.
Text on image: “Israeli product”
Farmer on PA TV emphasizes that Israel is “illegal” and all the land belongs to Palestinians 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 4, 2015
Official PA TV reporter: “In the words of this 70 year-old farmer from [the West Bank village of] Qaryut, the day will come that will emphasize the fact that they [Palestinian farmers] are worthy of their land and of continuing to work it, despite the threats of the foreigners who embrace the logic of power instead of the power of logic.”
Farmer: “This occupation was completely illegal from the very beginning, since the occupation of Palestine in 1948, or from the Balfour Declaration and that of Herzl before him. This is our land and it will stay that way even in a million years. We may not have weapons at present, and we may only be fighting [with] our land, our rights and our hands, but our right [to the land] will be there for us until the hour (i.e., Judgment Day) comes.”

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.
PA daily refers to the Israeli Negev region as “the occupied Negev”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 14, 2015
Headline: “Israeli court releases the ‎murderer of Martyr Sami Al-Jaar in the ‎occupied Negev.”‎

Note:‎ Sami Al-Jaar, a resident of Rahat, a ‎Bedouin town in the Negev, was killed in ‎an Israeli police raid on Jan. 15, 2015. The ‎policeman who shot him was accused of ‎violating police regulations.‎

PA daily refers to Israel as “the interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2015
Headline: “Emphasizing the need for Palestinian readiness as a basis for the success of the political campaign”
     “On the issue of the role of the Palestinians in the interior (i.e., Israel) political analyst [Nazir] Majli said that they were capable of influencing Israeli society.”
PA news agency refers to Israel as “1948 territories” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 9, 2015
     “The Israeli police arrested a young man from the village of Al-Yamoun, west of Jenin, while in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”

Note: Jenin is a Palestinian city in the West Bank.
PA daily refers to Israel as “the Palestinian interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2015
Headline: “Engineer Nusseibeh expressed his appreciation for the progress made by the Palestinian Academy of talented football players”
     “[Engineer] Nusseibeh heard a short explanation regarding the preparations for the second round of the international Jerusalem football tournament, which will be held on the soil of Jerusalem with the participation of Arab and international teams, as well as teams from Gaza and the Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel).”
PA launches new channel for Israel Arabs called "Palestine '48" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 4, 2015
Headline: “The President [Abbas] at the dedication of a building of the Broadcasting [Corporation]: ‘We want objective media which will convey our message to the whole world’”
     “During his tour of the new building of the Broadcasting Corporation, President Abbas announced the launch of the TV channel ‘Palestine 48,’ which will specialize in news about our people in the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel)… The President was accompanied on the tour by Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, Secretary-General of the Presidential Office, Head of the President's Office Hussein Al-A'araj, and Inspector General of the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Riyad Al-Hassan… Regarding the ‘Palestine 48’ channel, Minister Al-Hassan emphasized that its mission is to unite the Palestinian population blocs which are scattered because of the occupation, and thus to enlist public opinion in the ‘48 territories for the good of matters important to it [the population] and the matter of discrimination and oppression to which they are subjected.”
Ramallah Governor: Israel steals Palestinian dress for fashion shows and airline uniforms, just as Israel stole the land 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 31, 2015

     "District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam... receiv[ed] the Liberty Bell from [Philadelphia] City Council member Maria Sanchez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [USA] yesterday [Jan. 30, 2015]... In addition, Ghannam received a Citation of Honor, which has never been awarded to any Arab leader or citizen before, in recognition of her impact and her extraordinary actions for her nation and her cause, and her influence within her society and in the world... [Ghannam] made it clear that the land of Palestine was the cradle of love and peace, noting that Jesus was Palestinian, and that tolerance is one of the Palestinians' most prominent principles." Ghannam gave the parliamentary representative [City Councilwoman Maria Sanchez] a memento from the Palestinian heritage, and noted that this is our heritage, identity and the legacy of our ancestors. She also noted that the occupation (i.e., PA euphemism for Israel) was trying to steal it by using it in Israeli fashion shows and for the uniforms of the Israeli airline attendants. Ghannam clarified that stealing is their [the Israelis'] conduct, as they have stolen the land, and are now trying to rob all that is Palestinian, without anything to stop their savagery, criminality and unrestrained terrorism."
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Note: To view descriptions of the terrorists that Ghannam has honored, click the link the the bulletin (above). Click "full article" to view more photos of the event.
Non-recognition terminology used in PA daily yet again: “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2015
      “Security sources added that the occupation forces have arrested two young men from Doura, as they were trying to enter the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily article refers to Israel as “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2015
     “The Jericho and [Jordan] Valley district announced yesterday the inauguration of the ‘Guide to Palestine,’ published by the Raya marketing communications company on the initiative of businessmen from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily article about football refers to Israel as "the Palestinian interior" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2015
     “Ibrahim Al-Sid is one of the most famous names in the Palestinian [football] league. This season, he played with Sakhnin, one of the highest-level teams in the [Palestinian] interior (i.e., Israel), while Muhammad Ghadir is one of the Palestinian league’s new players, who has played with many clubs in the Palestinian interior.”
PA daily uses term "1948 territories" to refer to Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2015
     “Since yesterday, a large number of citizens from occupied Jerusalem and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) have come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

From WAFA, official PA news agency
PA daily again uses terminology denying Israel’s existence: “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2015
     “Yesterday evening, a worker from the village of Aboush, south of Tulkarem, died after falling four stories at a construction site within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”

From WAFA, official PA news agency
Israel referred to as “occupied Palestinian interior” in PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2015
     “Defensive [player] Tarek Shamalna expressed his great joy upon rejoining the Palestinian [football] league… from one of the [sports] clubs of the occupied Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel).”
Israel referred to as “1948 territories” in PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2015
     “Due to his severe condition, citizen Suhayb Jamal Arar was transferred to a hospital in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
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