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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 posted on Facebook page of PA Presidential Guard shows map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Dec. 3, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guard

Posted text: “All the best”

The image shows PA Security Forces members standing in formation for the raising of the Palestinian flag. On the left side of the image is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, in the colors of the Palestinian flag and with “Palestine” written on it.
Text on image: “Upright lions that guard the homeland”
 
 
PA daily refers to Israel as the “occupied Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2018
Headline: “The continuation of the protest vigils in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) against the escalation of the murder crimes”
     “Yesterday morning, Friday [Nov. 30, 2018], and over the last two days, the protests have continued in the Arab cities against the violence and murder crimes [against women], while the protesters shouted in a demand to uproot the severe phenomenon that is on the rise in a troubling manner recently."
Facebook page of PA Presidential Guards posts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel surrounded by names of Israeli cities 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Nov. 25, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards

Posted text: “#Good_morning
#The_Palestinian_[PA_]Presidential_Guards”

The image shows a young boy wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and making the “V” symbol for “victory” with one hand while holding a Palestinian flag in the other. Behind him is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the background is a picture of protesters holding Palestinian flags and keys that symbolize “the return” of Palestinian “refugees”.

Text on image: “Palestine
We will surely return”

On and around the PA map of “Palestine” appear the word “Gaza” and the names of the following Israeli cities and regions in the colors of the Palestinian flag: “Haifa,” “Jerusalem,” “Safed,” “Nazareth,” “Jaffa,” “Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv, see note below),” “Tiberias,” “Be’er Sheva,” “Ramle,” “Ashkelon,” “the Negev,” “Lod,” “Acre,” and “Beit Shean.”
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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.
Kindergarten kids photographed at Arafat’s grave holding Palestinian flags, a map of “Palestine” erasing Israel and a sign promoting right of return 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2018

Text under picture: “Buds (i.e., small children) of the Birds of Paradise Kindergarten in El-Bireh mark the anniversary of the late [PLO Chairman and PA] President Yasser Arafat’s death as a Martyr (Shahid).”

The picture shows kindergarten students with Palestinian flags drawn on their faces waving Palestinian flags and making the “V” for “victory” with their fingers at former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s mausoleum. One girl is holding a poster with a key on it representing the “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees. Text on poster: “We will return despite the limitations.”
 
Another child is holding a poster featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a Palestinian flag on it and the word “Palestine.”
 
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Image posted on Facebook page of Fatah in Nablus in honor of anniversary of Arafat’s death shows map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Nov. 9, 2018
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The upper part of the image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and on the bottom right is the Dome of the Rock. On the lower left is the logo for the 14th anniversary of Arafat’s death, which consists of a large yellow circle containing the number “14,” with pictures of Arafat seen inside the number. The digit “1” is made out of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
 
 
Image posted on official Fatah Facebook page in honor of anniversary of Arafat’s death includes map of “Palestine” which replaces Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2018
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The anniversary approaches"

The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). In the upper left corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. At the bottom right is the large number 14 – part of the text, with the number 1 formed by the PA map of “Palestine.”

Text on image: "The 14th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of leader Yasser Arafat"
 
 
Boy on PA TV sings song that misrepresents Israeli cities as “Palestinian” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 1, 2018

Official PA TV program
The Best Home, a boy sings the song “On the Road to Jerusalem”

Palestinian boy Osama: “Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, and Nazareth (i.e., Israeli cities) are ours,
And the Galilee and the Golan (i.e., in northern Israel), sings Osama.
From Bethlehem to Jenin – Palestinian,
Ramle, Lod, and Sakhnin (i.e., Israeli cities) – Palestinian..
Nowhere is more beautiful than Jerusalem.”
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This clip was originially broadcast on Sept. 2, 2016 and rebroadcast on Nov. 2, 2018.

The original song by Muhammad Kabha was aired on May 13, 2011 and has been rebroadcast nearly 200 times on official PA TV, PA TV Live and Fatah-run Awdah TV.

The song misrepresents the following places in Israel as "Palestinian": Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Lod, Ramle, Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Ashkelon.
Map in office of PA Ambassador to Saudi Arabia depicts “Palestine” as replacing all of Israel, seen in photo of Ambassador with PA official Rajoub 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2018
Headline: “A delegation of the Palestine Olympic Committee concluded its participation in the course in organization and administration in Saudi Arabia”

“The [Palestine] Olympic Committee delegation conveyed to Palestinian [PA] Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Bassem Al-Agha the greetings of Chairman of the [Palestine] Olympic Committee [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub, and honored him with a plaque of appreciation.”

The picture accompanying the article shows the delegation presenting the plaque – showing a key symbolizing the right of return of the Palestinian refugees – to PA Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Bassem Al-Agha. On the wall of the ambassador’s office in the background is the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following roles: 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).

 
 
PLO official pictured in official PA daily with large map replacing Israel with “Palestine” seen in background 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2018
“Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] Popular Struggle Front and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani discussed the latest political developments with Italian General Consul Fabio Sokolowicz during their meeting today [Oct. 19, 2018] in his [Majdalani's] office in Ramallah.”

The picture accompanying the article shows PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani and Italian General Consul Fabio Sokolowicz. The PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas is on a wall in the background on the left.

Ahmed Majdalani also holds the role of head of the PLO Department of Labor and Planning.


 
 
Speaker at Fatah organized lecture refers to Arab Israelis as “the Palestinians of 1948 who live in the occupied Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2018
Headline: “The [Fatah] Shabiba [Movement] organizes a lecture in Jinsafut on the racist nation-state law”
      “The [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement’s Qalqilya branch organized a cultural lecture on the racist [Jewish] nation-state law (see note below –Ed.) at the Girls’ High School in Jinsafut… with the participation of lecturer Ahmed Taher Oudeh…
Oudeh… spoke about the nation-state law, which targets the Arab Palestinian identity, establishes the Jewish identity of what is called ‘the State of Israel,’ revokes the right to self-determination of the Palestinians of 1948 who live in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), and revokes our historical first right to the land.”

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Girls’ school in PA named “Tal Al-Rabia” (i.e., Tel Aviv) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2018
Headline: “The girls’ schools in Al-Dhahiriya dominate the Southern Hebron Education Directorate table tennis championship”
   “The Southern Hebron Education and Higher Education Directorate (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) concluded the girls’ table tennis championship… The Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv; see note below) School from Al-Dhahiriya also ascended to the winners’ podium.”

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 calls Arab Israelis “the members of our people in the occupied Interior” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2018
Headline: “Strike throughout the West Bank districts in protest over the racist ‘nation-state law’”
       “The general strike took place throughout the Tulkarem district… as a response to the call of the national forces in the West Bank to strike in protest over what is called the ‘nation-state law,’ which the occupation authorities are attempting to implement against the members of our people in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”

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Cartoon on official Fatah Facebook page shows map of Israel, with different sections holding on to one another: "one blood and one people" against Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 1, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a map of Israel and the PA areas in which the Gaza Strip is shown in red, the West Bank in green, and Israel in black. The various sections of the map contain hands that are holding onto the other sections.
Text on image: “We are all one blood and one people in favor of a strike against the Israeli nation-state law
[Cartoon by] Osama Nazzal”

Posted text: “#Cartoon_of_the_day
A historic #strike of Palestine, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip
Against the Israeli #nation-state_law that affixes the Jewish identity to occupied Palestine (i.e., Israel) ([that] Israel is the homeland of the Jews only) [parentheses in source]”

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest. The law, which passed with 62 in favor, 55 against, and 2 abstentions, has sparked controversy within Israeli society.
 
 
PA daily published rare map that clearly differentiates between Israel and PA areas  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2018

Image of map and data published in the weekly economic supplement of the PA daily

The image shows olive oil and olives at the top left, the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas on the left, olive tree branches and olive oil being poured on the right, and statistics about Palestinian olive oil production.

Text on top of image: "The main statistics of olive oil production"
Text on left side under the map: "All of the lands on which olive trees are planted in Palestine reaches 750,000 dunams [1 dunam = 1,000 sq. meters], and they constitute 54% of all of the cultivated areas."

Text on right side:
"Average annual production: 20,000 tons
Average annual consumption: 15,000 tons
Number of olive trees: 11 million
10 million in the West Bank
One million in the Gaza Strip
Trees bearing fruit: 9.5 million
Olive presses:
262 in the West Bank
29 in Gaza
Jenin is the Palestinian district that produces the most olive oil, with 23-25% of all of the Palestinian production"
Image on Fatah’s official Facebook page shows map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 24, 2018
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The image shows a picture of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. To the left is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, covered in a Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). Behind Abbas is the Dome of the Rock and a hand making a “V” for victory.
Text on image: “Your decision is a homeland”

Posted text: “#The_morning_of_the_oath_and_the_support
#We_are_all_with_you
#We_have_given_you_a_mandate
#We_have_pledged_allegiance_to_you”
 
 
PA education minister holds sketch of map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 23, 2018

The picture accompanying the following article shows PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam holding a sketch of the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, with "Palestine" written on it in Arabic and English.


"The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education, represented by [PA] Minister [of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam, signed three memorandums of understanding yesterday [Sept. 22, 2018] for supporting the education sector in Palestine, including two agreements with the Teacher Creativity Center , represented by its director, Rifat Al-Sabah, and a third with the Women's Studies Center , represented by its director, Sama Uweida."
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Jordanian politician on official PA TV defines borders as “Palestine” as “from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 22, 2018
Official PA TV program Letters from Palestine

Jordanian doctor and politician Mamdouh Al-Abadi: "All of these stages show that the people is alive, creating and reaching solutions to the various daily struggles. Who said- [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is going crazy from paper kites. In other words, in light of these things, I think that Palestine is creating, struggling, and will remain forever, until it is liberated from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River."

PA TV host: "Allah willing."
Images posted on Fatah Facebook page: "Palestine” is “from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 20, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Freedom will come, without a shadow of a doubt"

The first picture shows a boy, with a shirt in the shape and colors of the Palestinian flag, painting words "Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea" across the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the background are the names of different cities, located both in Israel and in the PA areas.
 
The second picture shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
 
Text at top of picture: "Fatah Movement / Mobilization and Organization Commission"
Text in upper right corner of picture: "[PA] Ministry of Information"
Text in center of picture:
“Words of [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]:
'I say to all of them that freedom will come, without any shadow of a doubt, and the fate of the occupation is to come to an end.
Either independence for the State of Palestine that will live in security and peace, or full rights that will guarantee equality for all on the historical land of Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.'
President leader
Mahmoud Abbas"
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PA prime minister refers to Israel as “Palestine that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2018
Headline: “Hamdallah welcomed a delegation from the Arab American University”
     “[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah received a delegation from the Arab American University in his office… and expressed his appreciation for the role the university is fulfilling in providing an excellent education with the assistance of all the modern study tools that match the needs of the market, along with strengthening the resolve of the members of our people in Palestine that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
PA daily refers to Israel as “territories that were occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2018
Headline: “The Jenin branch of the Association of Workers Unions of Palestine demanded to ease the procedures at the Jalame checkpoint”
     “The Jenin branch of the Association of Workers Unions of Palestine demanded that the Israeli bodies ease the procedures that are being implemented at the Jalame checkpoint, as it is the only checkpoint that serves as the entry of civilians into the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”
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