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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.”
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.
PA TV kids program promotes boycotting Israeli goods, including from “Palestinian brothers in the Interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs)” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, on boycotting Israeli goods, hosting boycott campaign spokesman Ma'arouf Al-Rifai. This program aired on Sept. 29, 2017; Oct. 27, 2017; and Oct. 28, 2017.  

Girl: "It is forbidden for us to buy Israeli goods, because we are giving the racist occupation [money] to buy bullets and explosives in order to kill our Palestinian families and children."
PA TV host Walaa Al-Battat: "Bravo, that is right. As my friend said, if we support the Israeli goods, God forbid, we are buying from them indirectly - we are supporting their [efforts] to kill us." […]
Puppet Raed: "Uncle Muhammad Hajj Ahmed told me that we have Palestinian brothers in the Interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs) who have factories where delicious things are manufactured. How can we tell the difference?"
Walaa Al-Battat: "Right. Our brothers in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) are our brothers, Raed, and we support them. Raed, what I want to say to you is that they are Palestinians and they are our brothers, but the Israelis prevent them from using Palestinian goods. Do you understand how far things have gone?" [...]

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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 official holds wooden carving of map of “Palestine” that replaces Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Oct. 25, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Abbas Zaki

The image shows Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki holding a wood relief carving of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
PA TV rebroadcasts song: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 20, 2017

"Oh flying bird, circling around,
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.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
...
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful."
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Note: This song has been broadcast in slightly different versions on PA TV. The full lyrics of this version of the song name the following places in Israel: Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jaffa, and Ramle. The full lyrics name the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, and Ramallah.
This song has been rebroadcast repeatedly on PA TV, PA TV Live and on the official PA radio station,
The Voice of Palestine, since 2011.
Fatah's logo of the 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death contains map of “Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 19, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The official logo that the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission has adopted to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr (Shahid) symbol Yasser Arafat”

The image consists of the logo for the 13th anniversary of PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death, which includes a picture of Arafat and the number “13,” with the “1” comprised of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text under logo: “The 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat”
Fatah article celebrating Palestinian Heritage Day includes wooden carvings in the shape of map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website, Oct. 16, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Heritage Day in Jenin”

“The [Jenin] Directorate of Culture (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Culture) and Al-Quds Open University in Jenin launched the Palestinian Heritage Day events today, Monday [Oct. 16, 2017], under the title Heritage is Memory, Homeland, and Identity, which will continue until Tuesday.”

The article includes a picture from the event, in which a number of wooden carvings in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas are presented. The maps have “Palestine” written on them along with the Palestinian flag.
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.
Israeli town of Kerem Mahral, south of Haifa, is a “settlement” in the “stolen homeland”  
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Oct. 12, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “This is the breathtakingly beautiful destroyed Palestinian village of Ijzam (Ijzam, located south of Haifa, was abandoned in the 1948 War of Independence –Ed.)
Ijzam is an expelled Palestinian village that is located 28 kilometers south of Haifa, on whose ruins the settlement of Kerem Maharal was established, and some of the old village houses still stand intact and the residents of the settlement are using them.
A morning of the stolen homeland”
PA TV program displays olive wood jewelry pendant that replaces map of Israel with “Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 11, 2017

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the jewelry and accessories of Bethlehem fashion designer N adia Hazboun

Visual:
Bethlehem fashion designer Nadia Hazboun’s crafts are displayed, including an olive wood pendant in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and underneath it the word “Return” in reference to the Palestinian refugees.
 
PA Education Minister posts a photo on Facebook depicting a map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Oct. 9, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam

The image shows a handwritten note on the left next to a piece of ceramic artwork in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map an image of the Dome of the Rock surrounded by other buildings is seen.

Text on the note:
“To [PA] Minister [of Education] Dr. Sabri Saidam
With sincere thanks
From female student Maryam Salah Al-Din Amr”

Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology
Fatah Facebook: Village of Lifta was “occupied by the Zionists in 1948” 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Oct. 5, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text:
  “This is the village of Lifta (i.e., an abandoned Arab village in the western part of Jerusalem) in the Jerusalem district, which was occupied by the Zionists in 1948
Morning of the beautiful homeland”
Cartoon in PA daily depicts tree with map of “Palestine” as its heart 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2017

Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a tree in the shape of two embracing masked figures, and two heavy work vehicles – an excavator and loader – are seen about to destroy the tree. Engraved on the tree at the location of the heart of one of the figures is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and an arrow is engraved through the map.
Fatah official holds plaque shaped as map of “Palestine” replacing Israel at international taekwondo tournament 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2017

Headline
: “The Second Palestine International Taekwondo G1 Championship has concluded”
      “Present at the last day of the championship’s activities were Chairman of the [Palestine] Olympic Committee [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub and Deputy Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Ahmed Fouly… Fouly presented Jibril Rajoub with an honorary plaque from the World [Taekwondo] Federation.”

The article includes an image from the event showing Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee and Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub in the middle and Deputy Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Ahmed Fouly on the right. Rajoub and Fouly are holding honorary plaques in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. It would appear the plaques in the photo are not the one mentioned in the article that Fouly gave to Rajoub, but plaques from Rajoub to the guests, showing “Palestine.”

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Fatah Facebook posts cartoon of PLO negotiator with lungs made of maps of "Palestine" erasing Israel  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 24, 2017

Cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The cartoon shows Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat, with 2 lungs depicted as the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, both overlaid with the Palestinian flag. The cartoon apparently refers to Erekat's pulmonary fibrosis and the recent severe deterioration in his health.

Text on cartoon: "I breathe homeland"
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, Sept. 24, 2017

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards on July 31, 2017 and on Sept. 24, 2017

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 FB branch post features map of “Palestine” that replaces Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 22, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. To its left is the Dome of the Rock, and to its right the Al-Aqsa Mosque with a Palestinian flag waving over it.

Text on image:
“Good morning and a blessed Friday,
O our precious flag, wave high”
Turkish delegation stands in front of sign with map of “Palestine,” replacing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2017

“A high ranking Turkish delegation... with the participation of 23 Turkish civil organizations, parliament members, and businessmen has completed its visit to Jerusalem.”

The picture included in the article shows members of the delegation standing in front of a sign for the mayor who led the delegation, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, overlaid with the colors of the Palestinian flag.
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