|PA teaches kids to despise Jews
PA's religious Antisemitism is major impediment to peace
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The Palestinian Authority continues to destroy any chance for lasting peace by teaching children that Palestinians and Muslims are in conflict with Jews. The PA teaches that Jews have an intrinsically evil nature and that this conflict is part of Islam. The PA repeatedly sends the message that the conflict is much more than a conflict over territory.
On the latest broadcast of the official PA TV children's program The Best Home, a young girl recited a poem calling Jews "barbaric monkeys," "the most evil among creations," and those "who murdered Allah's pious prophets." Jews are said to be "throngs... brought up on spilling blood... impure... [and] filth."
In spite of all this, the girl, continuing her recital, declares she is not afraid of the Jews' "barbarity" because Jerusalem will "vomit out" the impure Jews. The poem continues, "My heart is my city and my Quran":
"I do not fear the rifle
because your throngs are in delusion and are ignorant herds
Jerusalem is my land, Jerusalem is my honor
Jerusalem is my days and my wildest dreams
Oh, you who murdered Allah’s pious prophets (i.e., Jews in Islamic tradition)
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood
Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations
Oh barbaric monkeys
Jerusalem opposes your throngs
Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity
Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate
And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure
I do not fear barbarity
As long as my heart is my Quran and my city
As long as I have my arm and my stones
As long as I am free and do not barter my cause
I will not fear your throngs, I will not fear the rifle"
PA TV host: "Bravo! Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine, we will never forget it."
[Official PA TV, May 29, 2015]
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The degrading expression "barbaric monkeys" is based on the Quran: "...those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs ...'" (Sura 5:60, Sahih International translation, see also 2:65 and 7:166)
The Quran also teaches that the Jews murdered Allah's prophets: "Say, then why did you kill the prophets of Allah before, if you are [indeed] believers?" (Quran Sura 2:91, and other places, Sahih International translation)
This is the third time that Palestinian Media Watch has documented youths reciting this hate poem on PA TV. The following are two previous renditions of the poem:
Official PA TV, July 3, 2013:
Official PA TV, Sept. 12, 2014:
See PMW's case study on PA demonization of Jews as monkeys and pigs.