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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.”
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.”
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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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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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.
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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Fatah posts map of “Palestine” erasing all of Israel  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 29, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows an Arab woman engaged in agricultural work on the left, the Al-Aqsa Mosque with Palestinian flags above it on the right, and in the middle the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the upper left corner appears the pattern of the keffiyeh (Arab headdress).

Text in post and in yellow on image: “We remain as long as the hyssop and olive trees remain”

Text in red on image: “Good morning, a morning of the beautiful homeland”
Fatah glorifies terrorist next to map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, July 20, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


The image shows terrorist Muhammad Tanouh, who tried to stab Israeli soldiers, standing next to a painting of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Posted text: “O those going to Martyrdom-death (Shahada), this is not goodbye!
#Congratulations_on_the_Martyrdom-death O #Hero
All the mercy on your pure soul, O Muhammad [Tanouh]”

Muhammad Tanouh – a Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.
PA Ambassador to Algeria presented with map of “Palestine” covering all of Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2017
The article includes a picture of Palestinian journalist Anan Shehadeh presenting a plaque of honor to Palestinian Ambassador to Algeria Dr. Luay Issa. The plaque features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Shehadeh’s shirt also has the PA map of “Palestine” on it in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
Text on plaque: “Jerusalem is ours”

Headline: “Palestinian Ambassador to Algeria Dr. Luay Issa welcomed the delegation of the senior team”


“At the Palestinian embassy building in Algiers, Palestinian Ambassador to Algeria Dr. Luay Issa and the embassy staff welcomed members of the delegation of the Palestinian team of senior football players that arrived in Algeria two days ago, on Sunday [July 2, 2017]…
[Palestinian] journalist Anan Shehadeh gave a speech in which he thanked the ambassador and embassy staff, and presented a plaque of honor to the ambassador.”
Palestinian’s wish: “Liberation of Jerusalem from the hands of the Jews and Zionists who are stealing it” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 14, 2017
Official PA TV program One Day We Will Return, on the Al-Bas refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon

Official PA TV host: “Where are you from in Palestine?”
Al-Bas refugee camp resident Adnan Hassan Al-Khalil: “I’m from Tiberias.”
Host: “What do you ask [of Allah] in the honored month [of Ramadan]?”
Adnan Hassan Al-Khalil: “The first aspiration for all of the Muslims is the liberation of Jerusalem from the hands of the Jews and Zionists who are stealing it… thanks to the fighter and Jihadist forces.”

Tourism company director denies Israel’s right to exists, refers to Israel as “the occupied Interior” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, June 7, 2017
Official PA TV program Ramadan in Jerusalem, hosting Director of the Taj tourism company Bashar Al-Mashni

Director of the Taj tourism company Bashar Al-Mashni: “Part of the activities that we are doing is an attempt to strengthen the connection with members of our people in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), in the lands that were occupied in 1948, by organizing regular tours for Palestinians from the Interior so that they will come to Jerusalem on weekly tours.”
Boy’s song replaces Israel with “Palestine”: “Palestine, my land… from Aqaba to Rosh HaNikra” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 26, 2017

Official PA TV program The Best Home, video of a boy singing

Palestinian boy: “He joined the Arab folk dance with a rifle in his hand,
He made a vow and fulfilled the promise:
Palestine, my land, will remain decorated,
My land – from Aqaba (i.e., Jordanian city adjacent to Eilat, the southernmost point of Israel) to Rosh HaNikra (city in northern Israel).”
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Fatah official presents head of Chinese company with map of "Palestine" replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, May 20, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub


The image shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub standing with President Jingnan Xu of the Chinese sports company Peak, as Rajoub presents Xu with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Posted text: “[Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee] #Jibril_Rajoub during his meeting in the Chinese city of Quanzhou with President [Jingnan Xu] of the Chinese company Peak, which is sponsoring the Palestinian national teams and the associations that are members of the Palestine Olympic Committee”
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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).
Official PA daily: Israeli city of Acre is “occupied”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2017
Headline: “Laila Jamal – We have grown older and our longings have grown stronger”
     “?Sixty-nine years have passed since the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and nothing has changed for us but our age and the longings which have increased. We long for the sun’s rays reflecting from the sea of Acre on its walls, and for the scent of the land.’ This is what 80-year-old Laila Jamal from occupied Acre said.”
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