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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]
PLO official refers to Israel as “the Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2014
     “Director of the [PLO] Department for Jerusalem Affairs and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Qurei asserted that [we] must continue and release all the prisoners… [including] our revolutionary Palestinian brothers from the Interior (i.e., Israel). He spoke during a visit he made to the homes of released [prisoners] from Jerusalem to congratulate them on their release. Qurei visited released [prisoner] Jamal Abu Jamal in the village of Al-Mukaber, released [prisoner] Bilal Abu Hussein, released [prisoner] Yassin Abu Khdeir from the town of Shuafat and Mahmoud Abu Da’ajneh from the Shuafat refugee camp.”

Notes: Jamal Abu Jamal – was arrested in May 1994 for attempted murder. He was serving a sentence of 22 years in prison but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Bilal Abu Hussein – was arrested in 1988 for blocking roads and setting a vehicle on fire. While in prison, he and his cellmates murdered a prisoner whom they suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was sentenced to 36 years in prison but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Yassin Abu Khdeir – Shot Yigal Shahaf to death in Jerusalem on October 10, 1987. He was serving a sentence of 28 years in prison but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Mahmoud Da’ajneh - took part in the murder of Sarah Sharon who was stabbed to death in Holon on January 20, 1993. He was serving a life sentence but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Palestinian girl's family teaches her that Israel has no right to exist 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2014
Official Palestinian Authority’s children’s program The Best Home visited Jerusalem and Jaffa.
Little Palestinian girl visiting Jaffa, (part of Tel Aviv):
“My family, our grandfathers, mothers, fathers, always tell us about the cities whose inhabitants were driven out in 1948. They tell us that these cities are where the Palestinians originated. They describe their beauty and their glory, their mosques, their vineyards. They describe for us their olives and [tell us] how everything in them is beautiful. They explain to us that they and the antiquities in them are a symbol of the Palestinian presence, and that this is Palestinian land and not Israeli land. They [Israelis] occupied it, and I want to say to them that if I were to ask a soldier 'What is your homeland?' he wouldn’t say to me 'Palestine.' He would say to me 'Israel.' Excuse me, he would say 'America' or 'Europe.' He leaves his homeland to conquer another homeland?”
PA daily op-ed: Israelis have no right to land, which God gave to Palestinians 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2014
From op-ed by Imtiaz Diab:
     "Regarding those [Israelis] who came boasting the metal of their gleaming rifles, while fleeing a fate of their bodies being turned to white dust (i.e., the Jews who fled the Holocaust), who shared our bread and salt with us, who betrayed our courtesy and claimed their God had promised our land to them – they are only transient in their journey in the Diaspora, [a journey] which has protected them from dissolving into the nations that hated them everywhere, except for us, we who gave them shelter in our homes.
We know well that they… will leave our holy olive tree one day, [the olive tree] which they uprooted from the soil they claim to own!
They have never understood that God gave this land to those who were born on it, those who have lived on it, those whose fathers were buried in it, and to those who were compelled to migrate by force by those who came and claimed the land was desolate. This is the land of those who have loved it, breathed its air, embraced its trees and wept over any damage done to its soil…"

Note: Click "full article" below to view a longer excerpt of the article.
Fatah official uses non-recognition terminology: “Palestinian Interior" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2014
An episode of the PA TV program Palestine this Morning discussed the role of women in Palestinian society and hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad.
Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad: “…I wanted to move on to the topic of Dalal Mughrabi because she led a quality operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel). She killed dozens of Israeli army officers, and she was the leader of this operation. She led men. She is a source of pride in her struggle, her history, her giving and her sacrifice. The woman was a [role] model in the national struggle and this role model is now being copied, and [students] learn about it at the world’s universities.”

Notes: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Israeli Arab Hadash party delegation: Israel is “the Interior” and Palestinians are “owners of the land” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 30, 2013
     “Jenin District Governor Talal Dweikat received a delegation from the [Israeli-Arab political party] Hadash’s Teachers’ Faction yesterday [Dec. 29, 2013] in the district offices… Secretary of the Hadash [Teachers’] Faction Sa’id Yassin… said: ‘We in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel) experience the occupation’s racist steps, first among them [the demand to recognize] the state’s Jewish character. This is a red line because we are the owners of the land.’”
Fatah official Saeb Erekat refers to Israel as “the 1948 [territories]” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2013
     “[Saeb] Erekat, Fatah Central Committee member and one of the prominent leaders in the [West] Bank, said in a special interview with the Saudi Arabian Al-Yaum newspaper… in response to a question about the alternatives the President [Abbas] spoke about should negotiations fail: ‘We made a commitment for now, and paid a very heavy price by [promising] not to turn to international institutions for nine months, in return for [the release of] 104 prisoners. This is a very heavy price, but it is an appropriate price, because countries that respect themselves go to war for their sons’ freedom. These are Palestine’s heroes, who spent more than 20 years in Israeli prisons, and the time has come to release them, regardless of their geographic or political affiliation. There are 14 brothers from the 1948 [territories] (i.e., Israel), 10 from Jerusalem, 11 from the Islamic Jihad, 13 from Hamas, 7 from the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP], 21 from [various] organizations and 54 from the Fatah Movement. We agreed that they will be released without deportation, banishment or changing of their location, and if Israel denies these agreements, our alternative will be to turn to international institutions.’”

Note: 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.
Non-recognition terminology: PA daily refers to Israel as "the occupied Interior" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2013
Op-ed by writer and political researcher Salah Wadia:
     “In the past, in the 1990s, every time [we] got closer to a Palestinian-Israeli agreement and with the beginning of each round of negotiations, Hamas increased its activity against the occupation in the occupied Interior (i.e., Israel) in order to embarrass the [Palestinian] Authority and sabotage the negotiations.”
PLO official uses non-recognition terminology, referring to Israel as “the Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 27, 2013
     “During the reopening ceremony of the Jericho Culture and Art Center… [PLO Executive Committee member and PA chief negotiator] Dr. Saeb Erekat said: ‘In order to narrow the gaps, President Mahmoud Abbas sent a letter to American President Barack Obama, which contained all that is in our power and not in our power. We will not accept the Jewishness of Israel, which will harm the refugee cause and harm the Palestinians of the Interior (i.e., Israel), and most dangerously – will alter history and religion as though we were never on this land.’
Woman in PA TV documentary: “Jews can live on Mars” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2013
From a documentary that aired on official PA TV:
Woman: "I'm not against Jews. They can live. They can live on Mars, Allah willing, but they cannot take over places that are not their places, or land that is not their land and a homeland that is not their homeland."
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PA official claims Palestinians descended from Canaanites who lived on land 10,000 years ago 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 26, 2013
PA TV program Speak Up hosted Fatah Central Committee member and PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.
Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat: “We are members of this land and members of this people. The Natufians were in Jericho 10,000 years ago. And so were the Canaanites, thousands of years. When Israel says to us: You must recognize us as a Jewish state; they are asking us to erase my history. Erase my culture. Erase my narrative. That will never happen.”

Note: The Natufian culture was a sedentary, hunter-gatherer, Mesolithic culture that lived in the Levant region of the Near East between about 13,000-9,800 BC.
Official PA daily: Jews have "nothing to do with... historic Palestine" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 25, 2013
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “How, and on what grounds, is the Jew, who has nothing to do with the Palestinian Arab land (historic Palestine) [parenthesis in source], entitled to return to it, while the Palestinian son of the Palestinian is not entitled [to return]?”
Official PA daily: "The Israeli apartheid state" is based on "a false Zionist narrative‎" and "colonialist Zionism‎" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2013
By columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd ‎Al-Rahman
     ‎“European Union representatives ‎hastened to send letters to the ‎representatives of Palestine and Israel, ‎containing ‘carrot and stick’ measures for ‎each of the parties. Regarding the former ‎‎(the ‘carrot’ measures), the European ‎Union took care to emphasize that it would ‎provide financial and economic support on ‎various levels if the two-state solution ‎within the June 4, 1967 borders is reached. ‎At the ‘stick’ level, it threatened to blame ‎Israel for the failure of the negotiations due ‎to the continuation of the settlement ‎‎[project]. The letter to the Palestinians also ‎included a threat in the event they ‘did not ‎agree’ to make concessions that would ‎bring about a leap in the peace process! ...‎
What is being demanded of the ‎Palestinians? Is there any obligation ‎towards the Israeli apartheid state that they ‎have not met since the signing of the Oslo ‎Accords? Are the Palestinians being asked ‎to cede the right to return to their homes, ‎which was promised to them by ‎international law? Are they being asked to ‎cede their historical narrative in favor of a ‎false Zionist narrative and recognize the ‎‎‘Jewish [character]’ of the Israeli state, ‎thereby placing their own necks and that of ‎their people under the guillotine of ‎colonialist Zionism?”‎
Official PA daily denies ancient Jewish connection to Israel while falsely claiming ancient Palestinian heritage 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2013
Op-ed by Dr. As’ad ‎ Abd Al-Rahman, ‎regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“The debate surrounding the identity of ‎the ‘State of Israel’ and the identity of its ‎citizens since its establishment in 1948 is ‎still ongoing, and ‘Israel’ may well be the ‎only [country] in the world that refuses to ‎grant its name as a national identity to its ‎citizens.‎
The real reasons for the disagreement in ‎Israel about a citizenship that would ‎define the national identity of the state ‎and its citizens, from among the national ‎identities offered – Israeli, Jewish and ‎Hebrew – arise from huge historical, legal ‎and religious obstacles, which prevent ‎Israeli identity from being used as the ‎national identity of the Zionist state and its ‎citizens… ‎
Genetic ‎analysis, scientifically revealed that the ‎European Ashkenazi Jews, who adopted ‎the Jewish religion in the 7th century CE, ‎are from the Aryan race, and have no ‎connection to Semites...‎
‎The Oriental Talmud of the Oriental Jews ‎who converted the Ashkenazim from their ‎pagan religion to Judaism, is the ‎‎‘Palestinian Talmud, [or] Jerusalem ‎Talmud.’ ‎
This Talmud was written thousands of ‎years ago, ‘in the ancient Palestinian ‎Jewish Aramaic language,’ meaning the ‎language of the Canaanite Palestinians. ‎It’s enough for us to know that the name ‎of the Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem ‎Post, was, from its founding in 1932 until ‎the establishment of the Zionist state in ‎‎1948, The Palestine Post.’”‎

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PA daily uses terminology denying Israel’s existence: “The territories occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2013
     “Occupation forces closed roads leading to Hebron and the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) due to weather conditions.”
PA daily refuses to call Israel by name, uses term “occupied Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 17, 2013
     “Samir Issa submitted his resignation from coaching the Maccabi Umm Al-Fahm [football] team that is at the bottom of the National League table – the occupied Interior (i.e., Israel) league.”
PLO official: “Palestinians are the original owners of the land” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 12, 2013
     “During a conference held by the Palestinian Peace Alliance on the tenth anniversary of the Geneva Initiative in Ramallah yesterday evening [Dec. 8, 2013]… [Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo] reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s utter refusal of Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize the State of Israel as a Jewish [state] and said: ‘Netanyahu wants historical Palestine to be a national homeland for the Jews without rights for the Palestinians, the original owners of the land.’”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: “1948 territories” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 10, 2013
     “The [Baqa Al-Gharbiya] municipality and Arab leaders in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) held a meeting last night [Dec. 9, 2013]."
From WAFA, official PA news agency
PA daily calls Israel “territories occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2013
     “The District Governor of Jenin received a delegation from the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) at the District [Governor’s] residence.”
PA daily calls Israeli town a “settlement” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2013
Headline: “Beit Sira – a village located on the border, is surrounded by settlements and roadblocks and suffers from a lack of what is needed to stand firm (i.e., in face of Israel)”
     “Beit Sira is a village located near the border. [It] is surrounded by the Reut settlement-compound that is located on the lands of the Bir Ma’in village.”

Note: Reut is a town in central Israel.
Israeli-Arab writers are “from Palestine that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2013
By editor of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Yahya Yakhlaf:
     “Possibly, the most important thing [Subhi Shahrouri] reported to us in [the New Horizon magazine’s] pages were the cultural resistance poems by the writers from Palestine that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
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