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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.”
Leader of Fatah military wing: Rifle "will not be put down" until "the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra to Rafiah" (i.e., includes all of Israel) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2016
     Headline: “Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades – Al-Amoudi Brigade closes a number of activities for the month of Ramadan”
“The military branch of Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine – the Nidal Al-Amoudi Brigade, held a mass fast-breaking feast on Thursday evening [June 30, 2016]… on the beach of Gaza City, in the presence of Fatah Movement leaders and its military branch activists.
Secretary of the West Gaza branch [of Fatah] Ziad Matar gave a speech in the name of Fatah. He praised the role (including the shooting of rockets into Israel –Ed.) of the Al-Aqsa Brigades – the Al-Amoudi Brigade – in the Path of the Storm (i.e., 2014 Gaza war) in the summer of 2014…
Commander of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades Abu Ahmad welcomed those present…
He emphasized that recently the brigades have progressed significantly in terms of their equipment and capabilities.
Abu Ahmad noted that the next stage will be difficult and sensitive regarding the Palestinian cause in the struggle with the occupation (i.e., Israel) and external plots. Therefore, according to Abu Ahmad, ‘The brigades will be the shield of the Palestinian people and its just cause, and will not neglect the option of armed struggle – whatever the cost may be.’
Abu Ahmad concluded his words and repeated the saying ‘The rifle has not been put down and will not be put down, whatever the cost may be, until the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra (i.e., in northern Israel) to Rafiah (i.e., in the southern Gaza Strip).”
UNRWA hides map of “Palestine” during visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 28, 2016

Picture of the map of Palestine at the UNRWA school in plain sight (left)
and hidden for Ban Ki-moon (right)

Headline
: “Gaza - the map of Palestine was covered at the school that [UN Secretary-General Ban] Ki-moon visited”
     “The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) covered the map of Palestine (the PA map that presents all of Israel as part of ‘Palestine’ -Ed.) on the walls of the Al-Zeitoun School while [UN Secretary-General] Ban Ki-moon was at the school, in which he held a press conference. The matter aroused the anger of Gaza residents.
The picture shows a board with the map of Palestine having been covered with a white cloth while Ban Ki-moon held his press conference at the UNRWA school.
An activist on Facebook responded to this move: ‘The map of Palestine was covered at the UNRWA school in Gaza, which Ban Ki-moon visited a short time ago, because it presents historical Palestine, and that (i.e., it being covered) was so that he would not express his concern over it!’”
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UNRWA denies hiding map of “Palestine” during visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 28, 2016
Headline: “UNRWA denies that the map of Palestine was covered during the visit of [UN Secretary-General] Ban Ki-moon in Gaza”
     “United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Media Advisor Adnan Abu Hasna denied that the map of Palestine (the PA map that presents all of Israel as part of ‘Palestine’ -Ed.) was covered up at one of the UNRWA schools during the visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Gaza Strip.
Abu Hasna said in a statement to the press: ‘During the visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in one of the UNRWA schools, the map of ‘historical Mandatory Palestine’ was not covered. He visited the school when the map was not covered.’
Abu Hasna added: ‘There was no covered map, and no senior UNRWA official ordered to cover the map. Its ]the map’s] presence does not harm the neutrality of UNRWA.’”
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PA TV awards $100 for “right” answer that denies Israel’s existence: The Galilee is located in “Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 28, 2016

 
Official PA TV host of Live in the Land:
“I will ask you a question. If you know the answer you will win 100 dollars from the Faten organization. Where are the Galilee mountains located?”
Man on the street: “The Galilee mountains? In the north.”
Host: “North of Palestine?”
Man: “Palestine.”
Host: “Right answer. You’ve won 100 dollars as a gift from the Faten organization.”
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Note: The Galilee mountains are located in the northern Israeli region Galilee.
PA TV: All of Israel is "Palestine" "from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 22, 2016

Official PA TV game show 'Box 101' host: ”Dear viewers, good evening. May Allah bless you and welcome from wherever you are watching us throughout Palestine, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.”
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The show host greeted viewers who were watching "from the River to the Sea" on several other occasions, on June 19, 22, and 29, 2016 and on July 4 and 5, 2016.
PA officials hold plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel at celebration for Palestinian scouts 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, June 22, 2016

Text and picture posted on the official Facebook page of PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “[PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam during her participation in the celebrations of the Palestinian Scout Association’s full membership in the international organization (i.e., World Organization of the Scout Movement ), which was held by the association with the participation of scout [associations] from Arab and world states, under the sponsorship of his honor, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas.
Ramallah’s Palace of Culture, 16th of Ramadan, 2016”
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In the picture from left to right are Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub, a scout, PA District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam. Rajoub is seen holding an honorary plaque with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

The Palestinian Scout Association was “conditionally recognized” without voting rights as a Member Organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1996. It was declared a full member with voting rights on Feb. 27, 2016.
Fatah posts map of Israel and PA areas, with the words: "All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine" 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 17, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The old poster shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is overlaid with the design of the Palestinian keffiyeh.
Text on poster:
“All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine
Fatah”
Official PA daily: Israel is the “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2016
Headline: “[Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor] Liberman banned [Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad] Al-Madani from entering the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel)”
     “The Palestinian Committee for Contact with Israeli Society yesterday evening [June 15, 2016] condemned the decision of the Occupation Army Minister (i.e., Israeli Defense Minister) Avigdor Liberman to ban the head of the committee, Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Al-Madani, from entering the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA TV teaches kids that “Palestine is 27,000 sq. km.” which includes all of Israel  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 15, 2016


PA TV host of The Best Home program:
"What is the size of Palestine?"
Puppet Ramzi: "Oooooooh, Palestine is big..."
PA TV host to boy on phone: "Amir, are you with me? Amir left. Don’t be scared, the question is very easy..."
PA TV host: "Well then, children, my friends, the size of Palestine is 27,000 sq. km."
Puppet Ramzi: "I know, 27,000 sq. km."
PA TV host: "You know? Bravo!"
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The combined area of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is 6,220 sq. km. When adding the entire area of Israel, excluding the Golan Heights, to the area of “Palestine,” the total reaches 27,000 sq. km.
Israel described in PA daily as “1948 territories” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2016
     Headline: “Nablus: The Samaritans make a pilgrimage to the peak of [Mount] Gerizim (i.e., near Nablus) in order to celebrate Pentecost”
“The number of Samaritans, who describe themselves as observing ‘the true Bible,’ stands at around 790 people, some of whom live in Nablus, while the other group of them lives in Holon in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).”
PA TV Ramadan lesson teaches that Islam prohibits Israel’s right to exist: “Holy Palestine is a waqf... It is forbidden to relinquish a single grain of its soil” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 11, 2016


Head of the Waqf’s Al-Aqsa Academy of Heritage and Antiquities Najeh Bakirat:
"Every grain of soil in Palestine (i.e., including all of Israel) is ours. The status of Hebron is part of the status of Palestine, as it is an integral part of the Palestinian land, like the status of Nazareth in our eyes, and Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa (i.e., all are cities in Israel). Every grain of soil in Palestine is part of the blessed Palestine, the holy Palestine which is a waqf. Therefore it is forbidden to relinquish a single grain of its soil."
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A waqf is an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law.

The presenter, Najeh Bakirat, is listed as the director of this PA TV program and also appears on the show as one of the presenters.

Broadcast on official PA TV, Palestine in the Quran show
PA TV teaches kids that Israel's Mount Meron is “in Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 7, 2016
 
PA TV host: "What is the highest mountain in Palestine: Mt. Meron, Mt. Olives or Mt. Ebal?"
Girl: "Gerizim."
PA TV host: "Mt. Meron (in the Galilee), Mt. Ebal (near Nablus) or Mt. of Olives (in Jerusalem)?"
Girl: "Ebal."
PA TV host: "Ebal? Is Ebal higher than Meron?"
Girl: "Mt. Meron."
PA TV host: "Good job, good job! Give her a hand!"
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Note: Mount Meron is in the Galilee in northern Israel.
Jerusalem sports club awards plaques with maps that present Israel and the PA areas as "Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2016


Headline
: “The Jerusalem Al-Ansar [Club] honored Husam Al-Ghazali, Na’im Bakhtan and Musa Sharaf”
“The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club’s Elected Executive Council, which was represented by Deputy Chairperson Ataa Al-Ja’abari, the coach’s aide Sami Abu Al-Halawa, and General Manager Yassin Al-Razem, honored some of the greatest supporters of the club and its activities.”
The plaque of honor shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and behind it a Palestinian flag.
The Al-Ansar Club has also glorified arch-terrorist Abu Jihad by naming a football tournament after him. The club is funded by the Vatican and the tournament took place on the grounds of an organization funded by the UN, EU, France, Britain and the US.
Map at Palestinian-US university depicts Israel and PA areas as "Palestine" 
Source: Al-Quds, June 1, 2016


Headline
: “Student Nour Al-Keswani creates a project that models the work mechanism of the UN!”
     “In order to convey the voice and message of the Palestinian people and blend it with the Western peoples, the young Palestinian Nour Jamal Al-Keswani was easily able to create a Model [UN] (i.e., a simulation of the UN General Assembly, or one of its committees, teaching students about diplomacy, negotiations, and making decisions) that blends the Arab peoples and the West through the principle of mutual discussion and understanding of the other. Nour Al-Keswani, 23, is a student at Al-Quds Bard College (i.e., Al-Quds University and Bard College partnership, located on the campus of Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem ) majoring in biology/pre-med [studies].”

The picture shows Al-Keswani, and behind him the “Model United Nations” sign with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
Map-shaped monument in Silwad presents Israel and PA areas as "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 25, 2016

Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, special episode about prisoners from Silwad. Report on the release of prisoner Musa Hamed. The video shows a monument shaped like the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA area.
Text on map: “Silwad”
PA Committee awards plaque with PA map of "Palestine" presenting Israel and PA areas as "Palestine" 
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), May 23, 2016
Headline: “Assaf honored the Guard Committees in the village of Talfit”
     “Chairman of the [PA] Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Walid Assaf honored the heroes of the popular resistance in the Guard Committee in Talfit, as a mark of appreciation for the efforts they invested in the resistance of the herds of settlers.”


Walid Assaf is holding the plaque of honor which shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
Palestinian newspaper publishes two maps of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Al-Quds, May 18, 2016

Headline: “68 years after the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)”

The cartoon shows two PA maps of “Palestine” that present all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.

Text on right map: “It was called Palestine”
Text on left map: “And it is now called Palestine,
Mahmoud Darwish”
PLO youth magazine posts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Zayzafuna magazine for children, May 15, 2016


Image posted on the Facebook page of the
Zayzafuna magazine for children on May 15, 2016
The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas to the right of text.

Text on image:  “I love you more than my soul
Palestine Day”

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]
Fatah Facebook: Israel is “occupied Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on May 14, 2016

Posted text: “This took place in the village of Sha’ab in northern occupied Palestine (i.e., Israel) a short while ago.
Young masked people took down the Israeli flag and raised the original flag in its place – the flag of Palestine.”
Picture drawn on wall of UN school depict PA map of “Palestine” that erases Israel  
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 10, 2016
Headline: “Pictures from the Gaza Strip – a Palestinian artist draws pictures about the reality of the [Palestinian] citizens’ lives on the walls of a UN school yesterday [May 9, 2016] in Beit Hanoun (AFP) [parentheses in source]”


The picture on the left shows the artist drawing the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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