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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.”
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).
PA TV song states Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth and more are Palestinian 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Feb. 21, 2018

"Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, and Nazareth are ours.
[I] Muhammad sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth are ours.
[I] Kabha sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
From Bethlehem to Jenin is Palestinian,
Ramle, Lod and Sakhnin are Palestinian.
Nowhere is more beautiful than Jerusalem;
no matter how much we travel
From Safed to Al-Badhan (near Nablus) is Palestinian;
Tiberias and Ashkelon are Palestinian."
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Note: Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Lod, Ramle, Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Ashkelon are Israeli cities and places. This song originally aired May 13, 2011 and has been rebroadcast dozens of times since then by official PA TV, PA TV Live, Fatah-run Awdah TV and by the official PA radio station, The Voice of Palestine.
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 displays 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
Map in PA Deputy Minister of Education’s office displays map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, Feb. 8, 2018

The image shows the office of PA Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Basri Saleh. A picture is hanging on the wall in the upper right, and on it is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. To the bottom right of the map appears a Palestinian flag.
Image on Fatah’s Facebook displays letters in name of slain terrorist as maps of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Feb. 8, 2018

Image posted on the website of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

Headline: “Ahmed is as large as the homeland”

The image shows the name “Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar,” the terrorist who led the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. The two Arabic letters “A” in his name (i.e., Ahmed Jarrar) are each replaced by the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Official PA daily calls Israel “the Palestinian Interior that was occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2018
Headline: "40,000 people said the Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas"
      "Approximately 40,000 people said the Friday prayers yesterday [Feb. 2, 2018] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas. The media department of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf [Foundation] conveyed that despite all [Israel’s] stringent measures at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque gates and the warm weather, approximately 40,000 worshippers came - residents of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) that was occupied in 1948, and Islamic delegations from Turkey."
Governor of Ramallah receives a plaque showing the map of Israel along with the PA areas presented as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Jan. 17, 2018


Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “During the tribute held by the gender unit of the [PA] National Security [Forces] for District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam, as a sign of appreciation for her giving and excellence.”

The image shows a female member of the PA Security Forces presenting District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a Palestinian flag on it and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern in the background.
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PA daily calls Israel “the Palestinian areas that were occupied in 1948” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2018
      “The Fatah Movement Commission of Martyrs (Shahids), Prisoners, and Wounded in the Gaza Strip condemned the Israeli occupation’s decision to prevent the transfer of sick Palestinians to hospitals in the Palestinian areas that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), under false Israeli pretexts and excuses (PMW was unable to find any reports of sick Gazans being blocked entry –Ed.).”
PA daily calls Israel “territories that were occupied in the 1948 Nakba” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2018
Headline: “The Hebron scout group welcomed Tree Day by planting trees in Batir”
    “Batir, the village that remains standing firm on the borders of the Ottoman train rail that separates the territories that were occupied in the 1948 Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and the territories that were occupied in the 1967 Naksa (i.e., "the setback," Palestinian term for Israel's victory in the Six Day War), contains Canaanite and Roman antiquities and an Ottoman Islamic fingerprint.”
Map framed in Fatah official’s home shows ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 11, 2018
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“[Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) member and head of the Palestine Ahliya University board of directors Daoud Al-Zir, Taqua Mayor Hatem Sabah, and Fatah Movement members in the Bethlehem district came to ask how Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch Muhammad Al-Masri was doing.”

The first image shows the visit to the house of Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch Muhammad Al-Masri, where the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas can be seen hanging on the wall on the right.
 
 
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