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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 refers to Israel as “the Interior” and “the homeland occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 28, 2013
Headline: “Samir Issa to lead Ahi Nazareth in the Interior (i.e., Israeli) League 2013/2014 and Sakhnin strengthens its ranks”
     “The board of directors of the Ahi Nazareth football club that plays in the National League (the second tier in the Israeli football league system) in the homeland occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) assigned coach Samir Issa to lead his first football team in the 2013/2014 season.”
PA TV denies Israel’s existence: “This land called – in quotation marks – Israel” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2013
PA TV News reports on celebrations in Nazareth after Palestinian contestant Muhammad Assaf won the 2013 Arab Idol contest.
Young woman: “I’m very happy and proud about what happened today. First of all about what happened in Nazareth, because the fact that we’re here, supporting a Palestinian and waving Palestinian flags testifies to our presence here on this land called - in quotation marks - Israel. The fact that we call out ‘Palestine’ and ‘Assaf’ and wave Palestinian flags here, testifies that we will remain here.”
PA official Rajoub: Boycott all Israeli youth activities in Jerusalem 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2013
Originally printed in Wafa, the official PA news agency, and reprinted in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association [and Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee] Jibril Rajoub demanded that the Arab League support the Palestinian position in international forums, in order to end the occupation forces’ racist violations against our people, especially athletes…
He has asked the Arab League to support the Olympic Committee’s position and efforts in jointly boycotting any activity for youth, whether social, tourist, or sports [activities], that Israel organizes in the occupied city of Jerusalem.”
Non-recognition terminology used on PA TV: “Palestine occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2013
Vice Chairman of the National Refugee Committee in Gaza, Dr. Bakr Abu Safiyya, on PA TV News:
     “As you know, the poverty rate in the Gaza Strip is very high. In the Gaza Strip, as you know, there are no sources of income other than the Palestinian National Authority and a number of small, specialized workshops. There used to be workers who could get to the Gulf states and to Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). However after Israel didn’t fulfill its obligations of the Oslo Accords, and [now] prevents Palestinian workers from entering [the] 1948 [areas] (i.e., Israel) or any place outside of the Gaza Strip… the poverty rate in Gaza has risen.”
PA daily uses non-recognition terminology: Israel is "Palestine occupied in 1948" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2013
     “Jenin District Governor Talal Dweikat… called on Palestinian businessmen and investors – especially those from Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) – to invest in the Jenin district.”
PA calls on Ferrari to cancel Jerusalem auto show, calling it a "cover up" for Israel's “crimes” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 10, 2013
Headline: “The PA demands that Ferrari cancel its participation in Jerusalem’s auto show”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Information demanded yesterday [June 9, 2013] that Ferrari, a company specializing in [manufacturing] Formula 1 race cars, cancel its participation in an auto show to be held by the occupation municipality in Jerusalem this month.
A Ministry press release said that holding Formula 1 races in Jerusalem on the 13th and 14th of this month constitutes ‘a continuation of the occupation’s unceasing war against Jerusalem [that it has waged] since taking control of it.’
The Ministry said that the planned activities in which a Ferrari team will participate and that will be sponsored by Kaspersky Lab can be no more than a cover up for the occupation’s crimes, and [a kind of] exploitation aimed at enabling blatant Judaization schemes and at falsifying facts.’ It added that ‘sports should be a message of peace, and not another chapter in the sequence of war, banishment, and creating faits accomplis.’”
“Not a single remnant connects” Jews in Israel “to the land” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 10, 2013
Article by Jihad Al-Khazen, originally published in the London paper Al-Hayat. It was republished in the op-ed section of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “The Canadian government is Israel’s ally, meaning it is the Arabs’ and the Muslims’ enemy – even if they deny it – since it supports the fascist, racist state that occupies Palestinian lands, kills, expels, and destroys…
I am amazed that the Canadian nation doesn’t lift a finger. Sarcasm is all I can come up with, and so I say to myself that the cold must prevent the Canadian citizen from thinking, and that allows his government to do as it pleases…
What appears above is my own personal opinion about Canada, its policies and its government.
I call on all Arab states, and the Islamic states along with them, to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and begin a gradual boycott of Canada.
But what is important about a boycott of Canada is that the Canadian citizen will [be able to] cover up with a blanket providing a little warmth, allowing him to ponder the situation where his government incites 1.5 billion Muslims from all over the world against his country…, just to establish relations with one occupation state of six million, when in all of Palestine there is not a single remnant that connects [those six million] to the land.”
PA daily refers to Israel as the territories occupied in 1948 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 9, 2013
     “Participants in the Fourth National BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Conference, that convened yesterday [June 8, 2013] at Bethlehem University, advocated upgrading the boycott and divestment campaign against Israel to an effective popular and civil resistance strategy. A verbal conflict broke out during the conference resulting in [PA] Finance Minister, Jawad Naji walking out. At the end of the discussions, an activist was beaten.
The participants demanded that society’s different groups contribute in a practical way to spreading and strengthening the culture of boycott and resistance to normalization… especially regarding all matters related to severing all ties with the occupation state and urging international institutions and bodies to end the plot to prolong the occupation and Israeli apartheid against our people. In addition, the role of the national boycott committee as the Palestinian source of authority for the BDS Movement was established …
In his speech, activist Alaa Mahana from the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) repeated a position opposing the mandatory draft forced on the Druze community. He said that resistance to the draft is on the rise and that eventually the mandatory draft law will be thwarted…"
Protestors in Ramallah support “all-out economic, cultural and academic boycott” of Israel 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 4, 2013
Headline: “A sit-down strike in front of the Representative Office of Japan in Ramallah to protest normalization”
     “Civilians held a sit-down strike in front of the Representative Office of Japan in Ramallah to protest a meeting between Palestinian and ‘Israeli’ university students at a Japanese-funded scientific conference, described as a normalization [conference,] expected to take place in Tokyo, Japan, from August 10-27, 2013.
The [protest] watch was organized by the ‘Boycott Your Occupation Campaign’ – A youth-organized campaign, active both in social networks and in the streets, demanding to adopt and spread the system of all-out economic, cultural and academic boycott of the occupation…
The activists raised flags of Palestine and signs with slogans, in Arabic and English, against normalization, including: ‘Normalization is betrayal’ and ‘Normalization is a national crime.’”
Fatah Facebook page encourages violence against Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv) 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, May 18, 2013
Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission:
     “He who throws a stone to intimidate an army – don’t ridicule his bare chest! For today this is a stone, tomorrow a Molotov cocktail and later on, Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv) will sing to the rhythm of his heartbeats in Dizengoff [Street].”

Note: "Tal Al-Rabia" is the Palestinians' Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv.
PA daily refers to Israel as “the Palestinian Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2013
Headline: “Jerusalem challenges the occupation on Nakba Day – Hundreds of Jerusalem’s residents set free the city’s streets for several hours, despite being suppressed by the occupation’s forces”
     “Yesterday, [May 15, 2013] Jerusalem witnessed a national event such as it hasn’t witnessed for years: Hundreds of Jerusalem’s residents managed to mark Nakba Day (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and sound their voices in the streets of Jerusalem with demonstrations the occupation was not able to suppress despite using repressive measures…
A young woman who participated in the demonstrations said that she had come from Lod in order to join Jerusalem’s residents in the Nakba [Day] events alongside scores of students from the Palestinian Interior…
The area around the Damascus Gate remained in the eye of the storm for several hours and some even saw this as a few hours of real freedom from the occupation forces, who were stunned by the extent of participation, determination and by the flags that continued to fly in front of the entrance to the historic Damascus Gate and the walls of Jerusalem…
During the confrontations yesterday, a group of Jews on their way from the Damascus Gate to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) were attacked. Three of them were wounded after being beaten by several [Palestinian] youths. In addition, the occupation police confirmed that a few of its men were lightly wounded in skirmishes during the confrontations.
Despite the importance of the Jerusalem [residents’] protest activity, senior officials and faction leaders were completely absent from the arena and clearly, Jerusalem’s youth, its boys and its girls, are those who make the story and make history.”
PA TV guest: “Palestine is ours from ocean to ocean” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2013
PA TV program Palestine this Morning. Special Nakba Day broadcast. Interview with Palestinian writer from Lebanon, Hanan Bakir:
PA TV host: “To commemorate this sorrowful event (i.e., Nakba Day) what message do you want to send to your grandchildren, your readers?”
Bakir: “Palestine is ours from ocean to ocean. It should continue to live in our memories, and we must bequeath this memory to future generations, just as we bequeath the land. And what they say -- that ‘The young will forget and the old will die’ -- obviously [this saying] has been proven wrong, because all those who die as Martyrs (Shahids) and struggle for Palestine belong to generations whose fathers and maybe even grandfathers weren’t born in Palestine and don’t know it (the land).”

Note: Nakba (“catastrophe”) is the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel. “Nakba Day” is commemorated yearly by Palestinians on May 15, the date in 1948 when the State of Israel was declared.
PA TV: "I will return to it [Jaffa]," "let every person know that I do not compromise" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 12, 2013
"Let all of humanity know that I'm not an immigrant"
"Let all religions know that I do not make truces"
"Let every person know that I do not compromise"
"Let all of humanity know that we are proud of [our] patriotism"
"Let all the nations know that we are proud of [our] aspirations"
"Let Palestine know that I am madly in love with it"
"Let Jaffa (Israeli city) know that I will return to it"
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Note: This video was broadcast on May 14, 2012, and rebroadcast on May 21, 2012, May 10 and 12, 2013. 
PA daily: Israel's building in its Negev region is also a "settlement" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2013
     "The order given by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze construction in West Bank settlements may pave the way to a thaw in the frozen peace process, but it does not mean that Israel has acceded to Palestinian, Arab, or international demands. Quite the opposite. It constitutes a settlement trick... At the same time the so-called 'Ministerial Committee for Legislation' approved the outlines of the 'Prawer Law' that will bring about the expropriation of hundreds of thousands of acres and the uprooting of 35,000 Arab citizens from their homes and lands in the Negev. The significance is that the Netanyahu government has not decided to freeze settlement, but has transferred it to the Negev. This will bring about an explosion and a confrontation with the Palestinians in the interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs in Israel)."
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Mayor of Ramallah: Jews are "new invaders in this region (i.e., Israel)" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 6, 2013
Mayor of Ramallah Musa Hadid: "In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre there's the tomb of Jesus. It shows that our Palestinian nation's connection to Jerusalem is thousands of years old (i.e., claiming Jesus is Palestinian)... It's obvious to the whole world that we, the sons of the Palestinian nation who adhere to Christianity, are the Palestinian nation's original sons. We have been the inhabitants of this land for thousands of years. Those who came to us from European countries are new invaders in this region."
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PA daily avoids calling Israel by name, uses term "'48 territories" instead 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2013
     "Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki said: ‘Martyr (Shahid) Qadura Musa… was loved by his city and was a magnet that attracted our people of the ’48 territories (i.e., Israel). This was due to his understanding that integration will come about only by means of a melting pot [uniting] all our people.”
Attending the gathering was the commander of the Palestinian Preventive Security Service Ziyad Hab Al-Rih, commanders of the security forces, heads of official institutions, citizens and school students, in addition to our people from the ’48 territories.”

Note: Qadura Musa died of a heart attack after Palestinians fired shots at his house.
PA daily calls Israeli city of Modiin a "settlement" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2013
     “Sources in the Israeli police force announced that 19-year-old Israeli soldier Rimon Sadeh from the settlement of Modiin had been found.”

Note: Modiin is a city in Israel between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
PA daily refers to Israel as “the Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2013
Article by Ibrahim Abu Kamesh:
     “In his speech, President Mahmoud Abbas ‘Abu Mazen’ saluted our workers in the Interior (i.e., Israel) and in the diaspora in honor of May 1, International Workers’ Day… The speech was given in his [Abbas’] name by his representative, [PLO] Executive Committee member and head of NGO [affairs] in the PLO, Mahmoud Ismail ‘Abu Ismail,’ at the main rally organized yesterday [May 1, 2013] by the Palestinian General Workers’ Union… under the auspices of President Mahmoud Abbas ‘Abu Mazen’ in Ramallah and El-Bireh to commemorate May 1…
Abu Ismail said about the political issue: ‘What’s happening today in the region under the slogan of ‘The Arab Spring,’ which was hijacked and has become the Arab destruction… is the continued dismantling of the region so that it will remain helpless and weak-willed so that Israel will remain the only one with importance in it [the region].”
PA daily refers to Israel as “the Interior occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2013
Headline: “Veteran prisoner Karim Younes: ‘The prisoners’ freedom is a strategic key to a just peace in the region’”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] published the contents of a letter written by veteran prisoner Karim Younes, a resident of the village of Ara’ra located in the Interior occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). He is the most veteran of all Palestinian and Arab prisoners in the occupation’s prisons.”

Note: Karim Younes is an Israeli Arab prisoner who killed an Israeli soldier in 1981 and was given a life sentence in prison.
PA daily refers to Israel as "the lands occupied in 1948" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2013
     “The Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs published a comprehensive report on the prisoners’ situation… Palestinian Prisoners’ Day occurs on April 17 while approximately 4,900 prisoners and detainees still remain in prison… Among them are 235 children and 14 women. Female prisoner Lina Al-Jarbouni from the lands occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) who has been in prison since April 18, 2002 is the most veteran female prisoner…
In addition, according to the Ministry’s data there are 533 prisoners serving life sentences.”
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