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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]
Palestinians were in the land before anyone even “imagined the existence” of Israel 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 14, 2013
     “The [PA] Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the [Palestinian] Scouts Association issued … yesterday [Nov. 13, 2013] a postage stamp dedicated to the scouts to mark the centenary of the scout movement's activity in Palestine… District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam asserted: ‘This centennial is proof of our people’s existence on this land before anyone had [even] imagined the existence of those who call themselves ‘the State of Israel’.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Official PA daily uses terminology denying Israel’s existence 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 12, 2013
     “Muhammad Kanaan delivered a speech on behalf of the Palestinians from the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
PA official refers to Israel as the “areas occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2013
     “Head of the Statistics Department in the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs, Abd Al-Nasser Farawneh… noted that the ‘veteran prisoners’ list includes prisoners from all Palestinian areas, as it includes 26 prisoners from the [West] Bank, 14 from areas occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), 9 prisoners from Jerusalem, and 3 prisoners from the Gaza Strip. Prisoner Karim Younes from the areas occupied in 1948, who has been imprisoned since January 6, 1983, is the most veteran prisoner.”

Note: Karim Younes – an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier in 1980. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Balfour declaration was a crime, whose purpose was to get Jews out of Europe 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2013
From an article by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for the official PA daily.
     “A group of our patriotic young people from Fatah preempted our patriotic publicists (yours truly among them) in suggesting an original idea: filing a lawsuit against Britain, which gave Zionism the traitorous and ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration.)… For Britain to save itself in the face of German might during World War I, the Lloyd George government pinned its hopes on the United States’ entering the war as part of the British alliance. Balfour believed that only Chaim Weizmann could convince American President Woodrow Wilson. The pay for Zionist service to the Lloyd George government… was its issuing a promise of “a national home” (for the Jews) in our land, Palestine. Palestine was most appropriate in the eyes of a racist and imperialist person who was afraid that the Jews would move to Britain itself in large numbers. He wanted them to be of service to Britain -- outside the old continent (Europe). Herein lays the foundation for the British crime against the Palestinian nation and its homeland. This is the crime that must continuously be brought before international political and legal forums, especially because Britain continues to support Israel, and refused to recognize our right to be a non-member state at the UN on 22% of our historic homeland!”

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 view 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.
Fatah Facebook refers to Israel as “occupied lands” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Nov. 3, 2013
Text: “The Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip has launched rockets a short while ago towards our occupied lands (i.e., Israel).”
Balfour Declaration gave land to “those who had no right” (i.e., Jews) 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Nov. 2, 2013
Text: “The 96th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)”

Photo:
“We will not forget the ominous Balfour Promise
Those who had no ownership gave to those who had no right
November 2, 1917”
 
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 view 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.
Fatah Facebook: Balfour Declaration gave land to “those who had no right” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Nov. 2, 2013
Text: “So that we won’t forget!”

Photo: “Those who had no ownership made [a promise] to those who had no right!
November 2, 1917
The 96th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration.)”

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 view 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.
The “’Israeli’ entity… has no legitimacy or right to exist on Palestinian land” 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Nov. 1, 2013
Op-ed by Muhammad Jaradat, reviewing the Israeli film “Lemon Tree”:
     “After watching Israeli director Eran Riklis’ Israeli film ‘Lemon Tree’, I tried to identify the picture depicted by the movie’s director and its heroes. I came to the conclusion that this is Israeli cinema’s new way of portraying the nature of the conflict that has been raging for more than 65 years. [In this portrayal] the image of an ideal Jew [appears], peace-loving and merciful, who loves everyone, especially his Palestinian neighbors – as long as those neighbors don’t start a fight with him – as if the Palestinians are the reason for everything that has happened since 1948 and that is still happening; as if the Palestinians are the ones who attacked Jews, set fire to their cities and villages and carried out ethnic cleansing in them, and not the Hagana, Stern and Palmach gangs (i.e., Jewish pre-state armed defense units)!
Despite all this, the Israeli director does identify with the peaceful Palestinian who does not harm the State of Israel, but whose rights are still violated and whose land is stolen under the pretext of [providing] security and protection to Israeli citizens…
The [Israeli-Palestinian] problem, as the Israeli Left presents it, stems from the terrorists – the legitimate Palestinian resistance – whose presence will prevent an Arab-Israeli bond and peaceful coexistence. As if the problem did not stem fundamentally from the existence of an ‘Israeli’ entity, which has no legitimacy or right to exist on Palestinian land, and which is the reason for all this destruction and the root of the problems.”

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers.
Balfour Declaration was "A promise [made] by those who had no ownership to those who had no right" 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Nov. 1, 2013
Zayzafuna: November 2013 marked the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
Cover of the Zayzafuna magazine:
“November 2, 1917
The Balfour Promise (Declaration)
A promise [made] by those who had no ownership, to those who had no right (i.e., Jews)”

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 view 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 Israel as “1948 territories” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 31, 2013
     “Two nights ago, slogans against Arabs were written on [the walls of] a school in the Hatzor HaGlilit settlement in the Upper Galilee [that is] within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) to protest the Palestinian prisoners’ release.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Israel is “1948 territories” in Fatah statement 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2013
In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks:
Headline:
“Fatah: ‘The President kept his promise of securing the veteran prisoners’ release’”
     “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fatah, declared yesterday [Oct. 28, 2013] that it and the Palestinian leadership will not forsake the prisoners until they return as free men to their people, their relatives and homes and continue their lives under the sun of freedom. […]
The movement saw the release of the second phase of veteran, pre-Oslo Accords prisoners as an important step on the way to releasing all the prisoners – ‘This release serves as a distinct national achievement because the released prisoners belong to many Palestinian factions. In addition, the next two phases will also include prisoners from our people in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).’
The movement called on the Palestinian people to welcome the released prisoners en masse, as the brave fighters should be welcomed, as a strong message proving that the Palestinian people does not forget its fighter prisoners and that breaking the veteran prisoners’ chains bodes well for the freedom of all the prisoners, who are on the way of freedom and independence.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency


Palestinian MP calls for boycott of all Israeli products 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2013
PA TV program Topic of the Day interviewed Palestinian Parliament Member and Secretary-General of the National Initiative Movement Mustafa Barghouti about popular resistance:
     “Of course there is an important kind of [popular resistance] that hasn’t been used enough up to this point, and it is boycotting Israeli products. I am talking about boycotting all Israeli products and not only the settlements’ [products].”
PA daily refers to Israel as “the 1948 areas” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2013
     “For the first time in the history of municipal elections in Nazareth Illit, the capital of the Arab sector in the 1948 areas (i.e., Israel), citizens have been looking forward to the election results for days.”
PA daily: Israeli Kibbutz is “settlement in the territories occupied in 1948” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2013
     “Citizens and residents of (the Gaza Strip’s) Khan Younis district, that is located near the Green Line (i.e., 1949-1967 armistice line), live in stress and tension since the occupation forces announced that they discovered a tunnel that begins in the city’s eastern neighborhoods and ends inside the Ein HaShlosha settlement which is in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
Israel is “the 1948 territories” in official PA daily 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2013
     “87,000 tourists and visitors visited Tulkarem during Eid Al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) and so it (Tulkarem) registered its highest number of tourists in the past years, in particular, tourists from the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
Fatah official says recognizing Israel was a mistake and should be retracted 
Source: Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee, Oct. 13, 2013
Fatah Central Committee Member Tawfiq Tirawi:
     “When there are negotiations, the negotiations need leverage. Leverage on the ground for negotiations [can be] armed resistance, popular resistance, civil disobedience against the occupation, appeals to the UN, etc. You have to use all forms of struggle [as leverage]. True, there are circumstances that can sometimes dictate the form of struggle. At one time or another, the time may be right or wrong for it (i.e., for a certain form of struggle). But ultimately, if the Palestinian negotiator goes [to negotiate] without an activity that supports him, and with no factors that support him, his position will be weak. We have no popular resistance, to speak frankly, and we have no armed resistance. We have what we obtained by appealing to the UN, which is [the ability] to approach international institutions and organizations…
There is no Israeli partner for peace, in my opinion. We made a mistake when we recognized Israel, and we must retract our recognition of Israel. We made a mistake when we lowered our demands and [agreed to] the 1967 borders. I say, we must return to no less than the [UN] Partition Plan. This is my opinion, and this is what we must tell people – because essentially the two-state solution is over and dead.”
PLO official: Palestinians are “original owners of the land” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 12, 2013
     “PLO Secretary-General Yasser Abd Rabbo … declared his absolute refusal of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize the State of Israel as Jewish, and said: ‘He (Netanyahu) wants historic Palestine to be a national homeland for the Jews, with no rights for Palestinians who are the original owners of the land.’”
Fatah official refers to Israel as “the Interior” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2013
     “The Fatah movement called yesterday [Oct. 10, 2013] for the Palestinian people to enlist en-masse and protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in light of the ongoing invasions (the mere presence of Jews on the Temple Mount is considered an "invasion." All visitors are subject to rigorous security checks on the Israeli side before being granted access to the Temple Mount. – Ed.) and acts of desecration it is subject to by gangs of settlers and Jewish rabbis, [who are] protected by Israeli occupation soldiers.
In an announcement released by [Fatah’s] Information and Culture Commission, spokesman Ahmad Assaf said: ‘We urge our Palestinian people in Jerusalem and the Interior (i.e., Israel), as well as all West Bank residents capable of coming, to carry out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in the Mosque and to protect it from the despicable plans directed against this holy place by what is called, ‘physical division and [division] according to time,’ until it is completely taken over.’”

Note: The “physical division and [division] according to time” refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
Palestinian center in London: Britain should apologize for Balfour Declaration 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2013
     “The Palestinian Return Center in London announced that it is organizing a seminar at British Parliament on the 96th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was issued on November 2 [1917], as part of the international campaign that bears the slogan ‘Britain It’s Time to Apologize.’
The meeting will take place Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 in Portcullis House, in the Wilson room of the British Parliament. Speakers at the seminar [will include] Palestinian Ambassador to Britain Dr. Manuel Hassassian and several British politicians who supported and signed the campaign manifesto; and they are: Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn, members of the British House of Lords, Baroness Jenny Tonge and Lord Nazir Ahmed and others.
In addition, the campaign [organizers] will be represented at the meeting by the coordinator of the campaign in Europe and head of the media department at the Palestinian Return Center [PRC] Sameh Habeeb. It should be noted that the international campaign demanding an apology from Britain will run for five years and aspires to collect one million signatures by the hundredth anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration.”

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 view 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.
Fatah official on behalf of Abbas: "The 1948 lands (i.e., Israel) are occupied" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Oct. 9, 2013
Palestine Live TV broadcast an event marking the 32nd anniversary of a senior Fatah and PLO leader from the 1970s, Majed Abu Sharar’s Martyrdom death. Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen spoke on behalf of PA Chairman Abbas.
Moderator: “Brothers and sisters, now listen to the speech of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, which will be delivered by fighter Jamal Muhaisen, member of Fatah’s Central Committee.”
Muhaisen, on behalf of Abbas: “All our holy places are still under occupation, and so far we have not liberated one inch of Palestinian land. All Palestinian land is occupied – Gaza is occupied, the West Bank is occupied, the 1948 lands (i.e., Israel) are occupied and Jerusalem is occupied.”
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