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.”
PA daily calls Israel “the Palestinian Interior of 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2018
         “The residents of the Palestinian Interior of 1948 (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) prefer to buy local baklava, semolina cakes, and sesame candies (i.e., Middle Eastern desserts).”

Image on Fatah’s official Facebook page shows a group of people marching with a Palestinian flag toward a map of "Palestine" which replaces all of Israel 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Apr. 6, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image: “We will surely return”

The image shows a line of people marching with their fists raised towards the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Above the people is a large fist holding the Palestinian flag. The post appeared on April 6, 2018, the same day as the second “March of Return” protests in Gaza were held, in which thousands violently demonstrated on the border and attempted to breach the security fence.
 
 

Article in official PA daily cites the "number of Jews in Palestine," depicting Israel as Palestine 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Apr. 5, 2018
Headline: “74.6% of the total number of residents of Palestine are Jews”

“The number of Jews in Palestine, including the occupied Golan and occupied Jerusalem has reached 6,566,200 people, who constitute 74.6% of all the residents. This is while the number of Arab residents has reached 1,841,700 people, who constitute 20.9% of the number of residents.”

Image in PA daily: Kindergarten kids hold signs with names of Israeli cities together with Palestinian flags 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2018

Headline: “Children of the Birds of Paradise Kindergarten in El-Bireh mark Land Day”

Two pictures are shown of the event at the kindergarten.
In the picture on the left, children in the back are holding Palestinian flags while children in the front hold flowers with the names of the following Israeli cities and sites: Jaffa, Haifa, Lifta, Safed, and Lod.
In the picture on the right, a child is holding a large sign on which “Land Day” is written.

Land Day – annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.

PA daily refers to Israel as “Palestine that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2018
        "The council of commissioners of the Independent Council for Human Rights, the Public Admissibility Council, concluded its semiannual meeting in the presence of its members from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and also from Palestine that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) and the diaspora via video conference.”


Logo of Fatah student movement at Al-Quds University shows map of “Palestine” which replaces Israel next to an assault rifle 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 1, 2018
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows the logo of the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement at Al-Quds University. The logo shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, the Dome of the Rock with a Palestinian flag above it, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern on it. In front of the PA map is an AK-47 assault rifle.
Text under logo: “[Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement of Al-Quds University 2016-2017”
 
 

Fatah Facebook post features map of “Palestine” replacing Israel, “the territory that was occupied in 1948”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 30, 2018

The image shows people in in keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) walking towards "Palestine," depicted by the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas with the Dome of the Rock appearing at the location of Jerusalem. To the left of the map is written "Palestine."

Posted text: "Land Day is the height of the Palestinian people's unity everywhere and an expression of the feelings of belonging to one people, no matter how different the suffering in the different parts of the homeland and in the refugee camps. It is not odd that the main arena of this intifada is the territory that was occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), as the masses of our people in this part of the homeland – with their resolve, their remaining on their land, and their defense of this land – are simply the opposite of the Zionist project as a whole…
Khalil Nazzal
Fatah Movement Secretary in Warsaw"

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Work of Palestinian artist, showcased on PA TV, presents Israel and Israeli cities as “Palestine” and features image of terrorist hijacker 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 26, 2018
Official PA TV News, report on artist Naji Al-Izza from Bethlehem who “illustrates portraits on glassware”


Four ceramic mugs in a group of mugs designed by Al-Izza have the names of Israeli cities written on them. The names are from left to right: Jaffa, Acre, Safed, and Haifa.

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Official PA TV: Israel doesn’t exist, only "Palestine," which borders Egypt, Syria, and Jordan 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 24, 2018

Official PA TV program I’m Palestinian, on tourism in "Palestine"

Official PA TV narrator: “Palestine – an Arab state on the Asian continent, and one of the states of the Levant. Palestine borders Egypt, Syria, and Jordan by land, and every inch of the land of Palestine is sacred.”
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Image on official Fatah Facebook page shows PA Chairman Abbas next to a map of “Palestine” that replaces Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 22, 2018
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas next to the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag. In the upper right corner is the Fatah Shabiba Youth Movement logo, which includes the PA map of “Palestine” in the colors of the Palestinian flag. In the background is the Dome of the Rock and an elderly Arab man wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress).

Text on image:
"Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement
Khan Yunis Center Branch

We will not fear and will not hesitate
At the moment we say no -
Regardless how much pressure is exerted -
To any suggestion that contradicts or bypasses our people’s supreme national interests

His Honor the [PA] President
Mahmoud Abbas"
 
 

Image on official Fatah Facebook page shows Abbas and Arafat with map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel with the text: "Fatah Movement Remaining loyal to the path" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 22, 2018
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Remaining loyal to the path"

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. At the upper left is the logo of the 13th anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death, featuring a "13" with the 1 formed by the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and at the upper right is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.” In the background is the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Text on image:
"Fatah Movement
Remaining loyal to the path"
 
 

Fatah Facebook posts map of “Palestine” erasing Israel on International Women’s Day 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 7, 2018

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows flowers and the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, with a woman shown inside the map.

Text on left side of image: "Happy holiday to the Palestinian women"

Text on right side of image: "March 8”
Text in English at top center of image: "Women's Day"

Image on official Fatah Facebook page shows a map of “Palestine” erasing all of Israel: “The right of return is the dream of every Palestinian” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 4, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The right of return is the dream of every Palestinian”

The image shows people at a beach with the sunset in the background. Over them appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and inside the map is a large key representing the “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees.
 
 

Fatah official presents Ambassador to Uruguay plaque with map of “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 4, 2018

Link and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Posted text: “[Fatah Central Committee Secretary] #Jibril_Rajoub welcomes the Ambassador of Uruguay [to Palestine Enrique Ribeiro].”
The image shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub handing Ambassador of Uruguay to Palestine Enrique Ribeiro an honorary plaque featuring 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, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

PLO delegation participates in conference in Iran, expects “support on the ground, particularly in occupied Jerusalem, in the captive Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2018
Headline: “Al-Za’anoun participates in the discussions of the Sixth Support for Our People Conference (sic., Support for the Palestinian Intifada Conference) in Tehran”
      “A delegation of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) led by [Chairman of the Palestinian National Council] Salim Al-Za'anoun will participate in the discussions of the Sixth Support for the Palestinian People Conference (sic., Support for the Palestinian Intifada Conference), which will be convened in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on Feb. 21-22, [2017]…
Chairman of the Political Committee of the [Palestinian] National Council Khaled Mismar said: ‘Our people that is standing firm on the occupied homeland expects true support from this conference – not only through pretty statements and speeches that will be given by those who are invited, whom we thank. Our people in all of its cities, villages, and refugee camps wants to feel this support on the ground, particularly in occupied Jerusalem, in the captive Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There are many ways to send this support, and the participants in the conference will be able to find a way to do that.’”

Map in PA Education Ministry headquarters presents all of Israel as “Palestine” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Feb. 15, 2018
 

Picture posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

The picture shows a meeting held at the PA Ministry of Education headquarters. The PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, with the word “Palestine” and a Palestinian flag on it, is hanging on the wall.

Spokesman of PA Security Forces promotes map of "Palestine" that erases all of Israel, made out of hearts: "Palestine is My Valentine" 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Feb. 14, 2018

Image posted on the Facebook page of Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority Adnan Al-Damiri

The image shows the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, made out of hearts.

English text on image:
“Palestine is My Valentine”
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Images on the Facebook page of PLO children’s magazine show school children wearing shirts with map earing all of Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Zayzafuna magazine for children, Feb. 8, 2018

The images show fourth grade students at the Spanish School (Al-Isbaniya), which is part of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Directorate, under the PA Ministry of Education. The students are wearing shirts featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the Palestinian flag overlaid on the map.

PMW was unable to establish whether Spain or Spanish institutions have been involved in the funding of this PA school.

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, shows the kind of messages the publishers deem suitable for youth and also serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website no longer exists but stated (in May 2016) 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. Zayzafuna (October 2017) included a note on its third page acknowledging the PA Ministry of Culture for its financial support of the printing of the magazine. It also included a disclaimer, stating that: “The opinions and texts in the magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Zayzafuna Association.” 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]
 

PA Education Minister presents student with honorary plaque featuring map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Feb. 8, 2018

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “A morning of creativity and saying farewell to the female students Razan Shouman and Tala Shbeita, who will represent Palestine in the annual Arabic speech contest, and a morning of honoring blind female student Tala Khader for her excellence in the field of poetry.”

The image shows PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam presenting blind female student Tala Khader with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Along the map is written: “My homeland Palestine”

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Map hanging on wall in PA school presents all of Israel and the PA areas as “Palestine” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Feb. 8, 2018

Images posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education

The image shows PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam in a classroom of the new Sheikh Ali Al-Shadhili Al-Karaki School in Hebron. Hanging on a wall in the upper right of the image is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

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