PMW material in Israel's public diplomacy
The government of Israel recently released its "Index of Palestinian Incitement" as a PowerPoint presentation. Virtually all of the examples in the government report were from Palestinian Media Watch's research.
Click to see PMW's English language translation of the government index. PMW has included the links to the original PMW reports and documentation, which did not appear in the government's Hebrew report.
PMW material documenting PA terror glorification, promotion of hatred and denial of Israel's right to exist, is being used not only by the Israeli government but by MPs and governments worldwide to document, expose and fight these critical impediments to peace. In recent years, PMW has made presentations before MPs from the UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Australia, and members of US Congress.
When the index was released, Israeli PM Netanyahu made the following public statement on the importance of the material:
"The index sheds light and helps us prepare ourselves and avoid the mistake of not understanding with whom we are dealing, who cooperates with and initiates this awful incitement. The Palestinian leadership is bequeathing this incitement to the coming generations... We must bring this to the attention of the governments of the world, especially ahead of the upcoming UN General Assembly."
The Israeli government also presented PMW's recently published book Deception as documentation of PA violations during negotiations with the PA. Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molcho presented a copy of the book to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat as proof of ongoing PA violations of their fundamental commitments:
"In the latest meeting between the special Israeli envoy, Yitzchak Molcho, and the head of the Palestinian negotiating team Saeb Erekat, Molcho presented Erekat with a book that sets forth what Israel defines as severe incitement in the PA... Deception: Betraying the Peace Process, was published last month by Palestinian Media Watch."
[Walla News (Israel), Jan. 24, 2012]
Click here to view the English translation of the government's "Index of Palestinian Incitement."