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PA depicts a world without Israel
"Palestine" replaces Israel
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.
"Palestine" replaces Israel
The Palestinian Authority paints a picture - both verbally and visually - of a world in which Israel does not exist. Children’s educational TV teaches that Palestine currently is a "state" (Arabic "dawla" = state) covering 27,000 sq. km - i.e., an area that includes all of Israel (the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip total only 6220 sq. km). Moreover, all Israel’s cities and infrastructure are referred to as "Palestinian": “Palestinian ports ... [are] Haifa, Jaffa, Ashkelon, Eilat, Ashdod, and Gaza". [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 1 2008].

Maps provide visual reinforcement for this perception: Israel does not exist on any map; its area is marked as "Palestine." Maps showing the entire area of Israel covered with the Palestinian flag are routinely displayed at official PA events.

This educational documentary, depicting all parts of Israel as “Palestine," has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV (Fatah) from 2007 – Oct 1, 2010:

“The West Bank and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from …Ashkelon in the south up to Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a respected status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell to the ‘occupation’ [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias, near a famous lake, the lake of Tiberias [Kinneret- sea of Galilee]. Jaffa, an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine’s gateway to the world.”
Image on Palestinian Football Association’s Facebook page depicts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association, Nov. 6, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association

Posted text: “The ticket distribution points for the match between the Fida’i (i.e., self-sacrificing fighter, refers to the Palestinian national team) and the Maldives national team as part of the fifth round of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers
#Palestine_Maldives”

The right side of the image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Four locations are marked and labelled on the map: the Arab American University stadium in Jenin, the northern Palestinian Football Association (PFA) headquarters in Nablus, the central PFA headquarters in Al-Ram, and the southern PFA headquarters in Hebron.
To the left of the map appear the logos of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the PFA, along with information about the match.
Text in red box on image: “The ticket distribution points for the match between the Fida’i and the Maldives as part of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers.”
Cartoon commemorating the Balfour Declaration depicts bloodthirsty Jews coming from Europe to "Palestine" and killing innocent Palestinians  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2017

Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Balfour100 (refers to the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on Nov. 2, 2017 –Ed.)”

The cartoon shows ultra-Orthodox Jews carrying Israeli flags and armed Israeli soldiers on a land mass marked “Europe” in English walking into a tunnel formed by a rolled parchment, on which “Balfour Declaration” is written in English and Arabic along with the number “100” and the British flag. The other end of the tunnel opens into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and the map is marked with a Palestinian flag and “Palestine” in English. Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli soldiers, including an Israeli soldier in a tank with the Israeli flag, are seen exiting the tunnel and shooting at fleeing Arabs, with several of the Arabs seen lying dead in pools of blood.
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Kids hold poster condemning the Balfour Declaration as the “theft of a homeland,” with map erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 1, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows Palestinian children holding a poster featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. To the left a picture of Baron Rothschild is shown, and to the right is a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour. In the bottom left of the poster appears the logo of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Text on poster:
“The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), the theft of a homeland”

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Invitation to Palestinian event commemorating the "ominous" Balfour Declaration has map of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:  “An invitation from the Palestinian community in Holland.
#Declaration100
#Balfour100 (both hashtags appear in English, and the second appears in Arabic as well –Ed.)”

The image consists of a poster with an invitation. On its left is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, colored red. The number “100” appears over the map, indicating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Text on poster: “The Palestinian community in Holland invites you to participate in the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise or Declaration in front of the British embassy in The Hague, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017”

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.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Fatah cartoon portrays Britain and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” with Balfour Declaration  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2017


Text and cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The cartoon shows an elderly Palestinian woman with a Palestinian flag on her shirt speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the elderly woman’s speech bubble two hands are seen – one with the UK flag and the other the Israeli flag on their sleeves – stabbing a knife into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map is labeled “Palestine.” The handle of the knife consists of a document, on which “Balfour 1917” is written.
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Fatah logo for Balfour Declaration centenary depicts map of “Palestine”, with text denying Israel’s legitimacy: ”A promise from those who do not own to those who are not entitled”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 15, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Balfour100 (appears in both English and Arabic –Ed.)”

The image shows a white circular logo with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern on it. Inside the circle appears the number “100” with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in place of the “1.” A red dot appears on the map with the label “Jerusalem” in English and Arabic. The numbers “00” have an image of what appear to be Palestinian refugees imposed on them. Above and below the number “100” in English and Arabic respectively is the hashtag “#Balfour100,” indicating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Above and below the circular logo in Arabic and English respectively is the phrase: “A promise from those who do not own to those who are not entitled”

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.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Map from PA-funded youth magazine presents Israel as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of Zayzafuna magazine for children, Aug. 31, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Zayzafuna

The posted image shows the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is painted with the colors of the Palestinian flag. Text across: “Happy New Year.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing, May 2016). In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
Song on PA TV children`s program: Israeli cities are in "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 25, 2017

PA TV host:
"What would you like to sing for us?"
Girl: "The Bird Song."
PA TV host of The Best Home: "Let's hear it..."
Girl: "By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Turn to Safed, and then to [Tiberias]
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return...
My country Palestine is beautiful."
TV host: "Bravo! You are so talented."
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Different versions of this song misrepresent the following places in Israel as "Palestine": Jaffa, Ramle, Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Be'er Sheva and mention the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Gaza.
Senior Fatah leader gives map of “Palestine” which ignores Israel’s existence to other Fatah leader 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 23, 2017
Headline: “On behalf of Rajoub: Neirat honors Tirawi for having received a doctoral degree”



“On behalf of Chairman of the [Palestine] Olympic Committee [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub, [Palestine Olympic Committee member] Nazih Neirat honored Al-Istiqlal University President, [Fatah Central Committee member, and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations] Tawfiq Tirawi for his having received a doctoral degree in education from Tanta University in Egypt. Neirat gave Tirawi an honorary plaque on behalf of Rajoub.”

The article includes a picture of Palestine Olympic Committee member Nazih Neirat giving Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi the honorary plaque, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

University student holds sign with sign of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 16, 2017


Headline
: “Al-Quds Open [University] sealed its ceremonies with the graduation ceremony of The Entire Homeland Class of the Gaza branch”
The article includes a picture from the graduation ceremony, in which a female student holds a sign with the PA map that presents all of Israel as “Palestine in the colors of the PA flag.
Text on sign: “Thank you, Professor Younes Amr, you made me and my family happy.”
Song on PA radio includes all of Israel as “my land”: “From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra... from Haifa to the [Jordan] Valley" 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Aug. 16, 2017

Song lyrics:
“I’m returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free. No matter how long the nights of exile, I’m returning to you, oh land. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra (northern Israel) our coast, and Beit Shean (Israeli city). Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of the Garden of Eden… From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra, north and south, are the picture's borders. From Haifa (Israeli city) and Tantura to the [Jordan] valley (i.e., encompassing all of Israel). I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free."
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Israeli city of Umm Al-Fahm is in “the territories that were occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 10, 2017
     “For this the second consecutive day, the occupation authorities have been forbidding residents of the city of Umm Al-Fahm in the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque and praying there (On Aug. 8, 2017, Israel prevented the families of three terrorists who murdered 2 Israelis on the Temple Mount from coming to the site, based on information that they planned to disrupt public order. For more information on the terrorists see note below –Ed.).”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Map of "Palestine" surrounded by names of Israeli cities presented as Palestinian cities at kids' summer camp 
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 8, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, which receives money from the PA Budget

A drawing at a summer camp showed a Palestinian flag dripping with blood with the Dome of the Rock above it and the outline of the PA map of "Palestine" (to the right) that presents all of Israel as "Palestine." Text on the map: "We are all a unified homeland." The names of Palestinian cities are written around the map as well as the names of Israeli cities including: "Jaffa," "Acre," "Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv)," "Haifa," "Beit Shean," and "Tiberias."
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Girls at summer camp draw map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Aug. 7, 2017

Images and text on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs

Posted text: “Pictures from the summer camps of 2017
The Wonderful [Girls] of Palestine [Summer] Camp
Asira Al-Shimaliya - Nablus”

The images show a drawing of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, which the girls of the summer camp drew.
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Fatah glorifies terrorists, posts map of “Palestine” covering Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text:
"Proud Taqua
Praise to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at top right, Yasser Arafat at top left, and the Fatah logo between them which includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the center of the image is the PA map of "Palestine" with the Dome of the Rock at its center, and at the bottom right are two terrorists from the village of Taqua: Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, and Muhammad Jibril who rammed his car into an Israeli soldier and attempted to stab other soldiers. At the bottom left a masked rioter is seen wearing a Fatah headband and holding a rock in his hand.

Text under Fatah logo: “Fatah’s Bethlehem branch”

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PLO youth council posts image of kids at summer camp making map of "Palestine" with stones 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Aug. 4, 2017


Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth


Posted text:
"Pictures from the summer camps of 2017
The Pioneers of Al-Aqsa Summer Camp
Aqabat Jaber refugee camp - Jericho"

One of the pictures shows children at the summer camp making the PA map of “Palestine” that presents Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas from stones.
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Kids at PA-funded summer camp create sculpture of "Palestine" that erases Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 4, 2017

 
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, which receives money from the PA General Budget

Posted text: “From raw materials in the surroundings, the boys and girls of hope create the map of the homeland”

The images show children creating a large sculpture in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The sculpture is painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag, symbolizing Palestinian political sovereignty over all of Israel in addition to the PA areas. It features a Palestinian flag at its base and a large key symbolizing so-called "right of return" of Palestinian refugees to Israel. On the wall are pictures of Yasser Arafat and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
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At a PA-funded summer camp for kids, drawing of map of "Palestine" with text describing "Palestine's" borders that erases Israel  
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 2, 2017

Images and text shared on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, which receives money from the PA Budget

At a camp organized by the National Committee for Summer Camps, a drawing of the PA's map of "Palestine" was accompanied by the following text:

Text next to map: "Palestine
Location: The continent of Asia, eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Territory: 27,009 square kilometers (the combined size of Israel and the PA areas is roughly 27,000 square kilometers -Ed.)
Borders of Palestine: Lebanon on the north
The Gulf of Aqaba and Egypt on the south
Jordan on the east
The Mediterranean Sea on the west"
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Significantly, the text's alternative "facts" reiterate the PA message that Israel doesn't exist or will not exist in the future. The description of "Palestine's" territory as 27,000 square kilometers includes the area of all of Israel in addition to the PA areas. The West Bank and Gaza together are 6,220 square kilometers. The description of "Palestine's" borders is also wrong, as it is Israel that borders Lebanon and the Gulf of Aqaba.
Groups at summer camp named after cities in the "occupied Palestinian Interior," i.e. Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Aug. 2, 2017
Posted text: “Central [West Bank] Council crews continued their field visits to the [summer] camps of the [different] districts: Jerusalem, Jericho, the Jordan Valley, and Ramallah and El-Bireh, according to the program that was planned in advance… In Jericho, a visit was held at the We Will Advance Together [Summer] Camp, which the Pioneers of the Future School organized in the Katf [Al-Wad] branch with the participation of 70 campers aged 13-17 of both genders. The campers were divided into groups bearing the names of cities from the occupied Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), such as: Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Tiberias, and Nazareth.”
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PA Presidential Guard glorifies bloodshed: "The people of Palestine... has watered freedom with the blood of its sons," with map of "Palestine" in background  
Source: Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, July 31, 2017

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards

Text posted and below map: "A people like the people of Palestine that has watered the freedom with the blood of its sons can only win
#Yasser_Arafat"

The image shows a picture of Yasser Arafat overlaid with the colors of the Palestinian flag (left), and the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, overlaid with the Palestinian flag (right).
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