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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 daily uses terminology denying Israel’s existence 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 13, 2013
     “Yesterday, Thursday, [Sept. 12, 2013] Nimr Hammad, President [Mahmoud Abbas’] political advisor, received in the presidential compound in the city of Ramallah, a popular delegation from the town of Baqa Al-Gharbiya which is in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
PLO official refers to "Israeli State of occupation of Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese lands" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 11, 2013
Headline: “Forces of democracy hold a sit-down strike in front of the UN [headquarters] to oppose the American threats of aggression against Syria”
     “Issam Abu Daqqah, a member of the Central Committee of the [PLO’s] Democratic Front… said: ‘Our Palestinian people and all the Arab peoples understand that the State of Israel that occupies the Israeli State of occupation of Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese lands will be the main beneficiary from any external aggression against Syria or any other Arab state.’ He added: ‘Every time the United States intends to carry out widespread aggression in the region, it circulates misleading illusions about its interest in an American-sponsored settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This strengthens our insistence on warning [against] and refusing to continue negotiations in its old form that preceded the UN resolution recognizing the State of Palestine, so that what happened to the Palestinian side in previous attempts [at negotiation] will not happen again.’”

Israeli Arabs are “residents of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 5, 2013
     “In an announcement issued on his behalf, President of the Supreme Islamic Court and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Islamic Law, Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is called for the residents of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) to approach the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This [should be done] to remove the blockade laid on the Ribat fighters (Arabic: Murabitun, people carrying our Ribat – religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) whom the Israeli occupation held inside after its gates were locked with chains.
His honor warned that; ‘The occupation state is trying to exploit the situation in the region, because it sees this to be the right moment to assault Islam’s and Christianity’s holy places – specifically the Al-Aqsa Mosque – in an attempt to create faits accomplis and thus achieve its desired goal: partitioning the Al-Aqsa Mosque as the Ibrahimi Mosque (the Cave of the Patriarchs) [as a step] towards demolishing it and building the alleged Temple in its place.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Like the Temple Mount where the Al-Aqsa Mosque is located, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is administered by the Muslim waqf. For 700 years Jews were denied access to the Cave, and were not allowed to come any closer than the seventh step outside the building. Since the Six-Day-War of 1967 Jews have been allowed to enter the building, but Jewish prayer there is still restricted.
PLO Executive Committee member refers to Israel as “the 1948 territories” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 4, 2013
     “[PLO Executive Committee member Wasel] Abu Yusuf stressed in a speech on behalf of the [PLO] Executive Committee that Israel must live up to its commitments and release the second phase of veteran prisoners on time, as a demand independent of and unrelated to the progress or continuation of negotiations. He also [emphasized] the need for it [the second stage of prisoner releases] to include prisoners from Jerusalem and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Israel is a "foreign body," planted in "an attempt to make the region disintegrate" 
Source: Radio Voice of Palestine (Fatah), Sept. 2, 2013
The official PA radio station, The Voice of Palestine, hosted Wasef Erekat, a retired senior military officer of the PLO and now a Palestinian military analyst.
Erekat: "When Nahum Goldmann (founder of the World Jewish Congress) came to the region with the colonialist foreign ministers, what did they say about the region? They said that there are two nations there, Arab and Islamic, and if these two nations unite, the region will be closed to us forever. And so, we suggest to implant a foreign body in the region so that it will prevent their unification, and [we suggest] to work diligently towards dismembering them and dividing them, dismembering and dividing them black from white, Christian from Muslim, Persian from Arab – anything that can divide [people] into two – they wanted it. However, now I think that there is an awakening [in the Arab world], and the rifts will not go back to being what they were in the past –"
VOP interviewer Nawaf: "This concept has been around since the seventeenth century, approximately, not from now. And this is an ongoing attempt to make the region disintegrate … the same concept and the same method –"
Erekat: "Of course, and they implemented it fully. But we can’t prevent that, unfortunately."
Israelis came from all over the world, so land doesn’t belong to them 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 12, 2013
Op-ed by Muhammad Ali Taha:
     “My mother, may she rest in peace, used to tell me that she doesn’t believe the weather report on [Kol] Israel Radio, because they [the Israelis] don’t know what the weather is like in the country, since the land is not their land, and they came to it in steamboats from all corners of the earth.”
PA radio: Acre, Haifa, Jaffa are in "occupied Palestine" 
Source: Radio Voice of Palestine (Fatah), Aug. 8, 2013
Voice of Palestine, official PA radio:
     "Greetings to all our listeners and happy holiday to you, our people in occupied Palestine (i.e., Israel), 1948 Palestine, the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel, created in 1948)... Greetings to our people in Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, Haifa and Jaffa (all Israeli cities)... May your Palestinian identity be rooted in your hearts and minds. Allah willing, one day Palestine will be Palestine again!"
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Israel is “the 1948 areas” in PA daily 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2013
     “Approximately 350,000 worshipers from various West Bank districts, from Jerusalem and from the 1948 areas (i.e., Israel) performed the last Friday prayers of the month of Ramadan yesterday [Aug. 2, 2013] in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza.”
PA daily refers to Israel as “occupied Palestine” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 28, 2013
     “Secretary-General of the National Committee for the Struggle Against Normalization in Sports, Jihad Uweida, emphasized that the Committee’s General Secretariat had contacted Mohamed Salah, Swiss Basel [football] club’s Egyptian player, whose team will meet the Israeli Maccabi Tel Aviv team – a fact that placed the two team members, Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny in a difficult situation.
The National Committee praised Mohamed Salah for deciding not to come to ‘Israel’ to play against the Maccabi team in occupied Palestine at the end of this month. The National Committee praised the Egyptian press for demanding that their former national team player, Mohamed Salah, not play in ‘Israel’.”
“The ‘Jewishness' of this state” is part of “the false Israeli narrative” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2013
Article by columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     “The referendum suggested by [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu is no more than a new excuse and ploy to sidestep the peace process’ achievements, and to insist on barricading inside the settlements, expropriating lands, Judaizing them and annexing them to the mainstay of the colonialist Zionist project – the Israeli State. Likewise, it serves as one of the ways to perpetuate the false Israeli narrative that speaks of the ‘Jewishness’ of this state, something that also completely contradicts the Palestinian narrative.”

Note: The Referendum refers to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that Israel should hold a referendum and let the Israeli people decide before any areas are given to the PA.
PA daily non-recognition terminology: Israel is “the 1948 areas” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2013
     “Approximately 300,000 worshipers from Jerusalem and its surroundings, from the 1948 areas (i.e., Israel) and the West Bank districts, participated in third Friday Ramadan prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza.”
“The ethnic-cleansing Israeli state” was established “on the ruins of the Palestinian-Arab nation” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 22, 2013
By columnist for official PA daily, Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     “The 61st anniversary of the magnificent Egyptian revolution of July 23, 1952 is taking place while the magnificent Egyptian nation is generating a new revolution: The June 30, 2013 revolution…
The July, 1953 revolution was not only an Egyptian revolution, but an Arab and regional revolution, a revolution that came in response to the Arab defeat in Palestine and in response to the establishment of the ethnic-cleansing Israeli state on the ruins of the Palestinian-Arab nation.”
PA TV refers to Israel as “the occupied territories of 1948”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 21, 2013
PA TV host: “May Allah have mercy on fighter Abu Sukkar and may Allah prolong the lives of the brave prisoners, the veteran prisoners. I hate this expression. When we say ‘the veteran prisoners’ we should say ‘the prisoners who are beacons,’ ‘the brave prisoners,’ ‘the fighter prisoners’ who sacrificed their freedom for our freedom and who sacrificed their freedom for the freedom of the homeland Palestine. I send all the salutations to them with no exceptions – [to] all the prisoners [who were imprisoned] before the Oslo Accords [were signed].”
Terrorist Karim Younes’ photo is shown alongside biographical information.
Caption on photo: “Fighter Prisoner, Karim Yusuf Fadl Younes…”
PA TV host: “Of course releasing prisoners without [releasing] Karim Younes and Maher Younes will not satisfy us and will not be to our, the Palestinians’, liking. What should be is that the first to be released from prison will be fighter prison, most veteran prisoner, Karim Younes and Maher Younes and all the prisoners from the occupied territories of 1948 (i.e., Israel) and all the prisoners from the Jerusalem District, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian homeland in general.”

Notes: To view descriptions of the honored terrorists' crimes, click "full article" below.
Israel referred to as “the 1948 areas” in PA daily 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 16, 2013
      “Scores of Jenin’s residents lit candles yesterday evening [July 15, 2013] and organized a vigil of solidarity with the residents in the 1948 areas (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily columnist refers to Israeli towns in Israel’s Negev region as “settlements” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2013
By Columnist for official PA daily, Adel Abd Al-Rahman:
     “The purpose of this racist Zionist plan (the “Prawer Plan”) is to settle 300,000 Israelis in 11 settlements, in addition to relocating the Israeli military headquarters to the area, and creating private farms for Jewish families by allocating 5,000 dunams (approximately 1,200 acres) for families interested in participating in carrying out the settlement plan.
So far 70 farms have been built at the Palestinian Arabs’ expense, for the purpose of ‘developing’ the Negev (Southern region of Israel). According to the Israeli plan’s estimate, work on the racist project will be completed in 2018 and the expected [cost] of its completion is 6 billion US dollars.
This new plan is a link in a continuous chain of ethnic cleansing acts against Palestinians and is not separate from what was begun by the colonialist Zionist project since the State of Israel was established in the year of the Palestinian Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948.”

Note: The “Prawer Plan” is a proposal to grant recognition to the vast majority of presently unrecognized Bedouin communities in the Negev, and to compensate and resettle the 35 communities that are to be moved off state-owned land.
PA daily calls Israel “the occupied Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2013
     “Tens of thousands attended the first Friday prayers of the month of Ramadan yesterday [July 12, 2013] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque…
Inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, thousands of worshipers raised a large picture of former President of Egypt Mohammad Morsi … with the inscription: ‘Jerusalem is in favor of the legitimate leadership and against the revolution.’
It was obvious that members of the Islamic Movement in the occupied Interior (i.e., Israel) and it supporters were behind the organization of the procession held in support of former President of Egypt Mohammad Morsi, at the end of the Friday prayers.”
Israel is “occupied regions, the lands of 1948” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 11, 2013
PA TV program The Best Home:
Host: “What city are you from?”
Girl: “From Abu Sneina.”
PA TV host: “From Abu Sneina? Welcome, Nasrin. Alright, tell me: Abu-Sneina, where is it located?”
Girl’s mother whispers in the background: “From the 1948 Arabs (i.e., Israeli Arabs.)”
Girl: “1948 Arabs.”
PA TV host: “1948 Arabs? Welcome and a million greetings to Nasrin. You make me very, very, very happy today. I’m very pleased with you Nasrin and pleased with all our friends who are participating with us from the occupied regions, the lands of 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily refers to Israel as “the Palestinian lands occupied since 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 9, 2013
     “Hundreds of thousands of worshipers from Jerusalem and from the Palestinian lands occupied since 1948 (i.e., Israel) are expected to head to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially on Fridays [during the month of Ramadan].”
PA daily refers to Israel as “the occupied Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2013
     “It should be noted that the Tulkarem adult [football club] plays every week and that its last game was against the adult [football team] from the city of Jaffa in the occupied Interior (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily: “The land was captured from its rightful owners (i.e., Palestinians)” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2013
Op-ed by Imtiyaz Diab:
Headline: “The Palestine Sunbird”
     [The writer reports that an Israeli commission has sent requests to international organizations to change the name of a bird now called the “Palestine Sunbird” and begin calling it the ”Orange Sunbird”.]
“’Orange Sunbird’! That’s what [Israel] wants to call it! It wants to kidnap [the bird] from us, and it has set up a special commission to promote the name change. This commission has sent letters to all international unions and organizations that deal with nature, in order to pressure them into changing the name.
Israel will not rest until it gains control of the Sunbird’s name, and its fate becomes that of the Hula Painted Frog that people thought became extinct 50 years ago when the Zionist movement dried Lake Hula and converted it into settlements. That wiped out hundreds of species of fowl and wildlife and a unique ecosystem that had included this Palestinian frog that reappeared suddenly after heavy rainfall, the likes of which had not been seen in this region for many years. The Painted Frog did not disappear as a result of any natural disaster or sudden climate change. Rather, [it disappeared] after the land was captured from its rightful owners, after they [the owners] were driven out, after a large group of them were killed, and after the Al-Ghawarneh tribe disappeared completely from the region.”
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