Making a Difference

     PMW representatives have been invited to give testimony and present findings about Palestinian society, politics and ideologies in government, academic, and media frameworks. This includes hearings, lectures and briefings to members of US Congress and Senate, the Canadian, British, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish and Australian Parliaments, and members of European Parliament. PMW representatives have lectured at conferences and at universities in the US, Canada, France, England, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Philippians, and others, and to senior security officials around from the world. PMW has given analysis on CNN, FOX News, BBC, and the full range of world TV news and video documentaries.

PMW findings used to confront PA officials 

A delegation of Australian and British politicians visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority used Palestinian Media Watch's findings to challenge and question PA officials. 

32 Congress members cite PMW documentation to demand that Sec. of State Kerry close PLO office in Washington 

"Dear Secretary Kerry... The spike in violence in Israel is directly connected to the Palestinian government’s teaching of hate and glorification of terrorism. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported that the PLO funds terrorism by paying 'salaries' to Palestinians who are put in Israeli jails as a way of rewarding and incentivizing terror attacks... We ask that the State Department revoke the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s waiver to maintain an office in the United States." 

PMW reports lead to second arrest of Antisemitic preacher from the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque 

Israeli TV 1 reporter: “Last night, he [Khaled Al-Mughrabi was arrested in his home in the Old City [of ‎Jerusalem] as a result of sermons he has given at the Temple Mount that incite against ‎Israel and the Jews... This wild incitement was already exposed several months ago ‎by the research institute Palestinian Media Watch." 

PMW report on PA education presented to Israeli Parliament 

PMW's director Itamar Marcus appeared before the Education Committee of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) to present PMW's report on Palestinian Authority Education. 

US Congress freezes $80 million in aid to PA following hearing in which former senior White House official used PMW documentation  

"The background to the current wave of violence is the pattern of glorification of terrorists. Here is ‎perhaps the best, meaning the worst, example, from Palestinian Media Watch: Dalal Mughrabi led the most deadly terror attack in Israel's history. 37 civilians, 12 of them ‎children, were killed in her 1978 bus hijacking. The Palestinian Authority has turned this ‎terrorist into a celebrated hero and role model, as schools, summer camps, and sports ‎tournaments are all named after her." 

Israeli Dep. Foreign Minister Hotovely ‎uses PMW to show PA responsible for October 2015 terror wave 

The latest surge of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis has come in the immediate ‎wake of explicit calls by the Palestinian leadership to 'spill blood.' [As documented by PMW,] this well-orchestrated campaign of violence follows many years in which Palestinian ‎children have been taught to idolize the murder of Jews as a sacred value and to ‎regard their own death in this “jihad” as the pinnacle of their aspirations.‎"  

Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs mentions meeting with PMW on Israeli radio 

Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign AffairsTzipi Hotovely: "Just yesterday [Oct. 7, 2015], I hosted a conference in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the topic of incitement. The head of Palestinian Media Watch [Itamar Marcus] came, who systematically follows – I want to emphasize - only the incitement of the Palestinian Authority (PA)..." 

Ban Ki-Moon criticizes Abbas for incitement following PMW exposure 

"United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told PA President Mahmoud Abbas that he worried Abbas’s recent incitement would lead to more confrontations in Jerusalem... 'The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours… and they have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem,' Abbas said in a speech translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)." 

Netanyahu's office confirms PMW findings - PA behind surge in violence against Jews 

"When asked whether the Israeli government concurs with [PMW's] assessment that violence is being encouraged by the Palestinian leadership, an official in the Prime Minister’s Office readily referred to the following statements Netanyahu made on this very issue... 'This incitement comes from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Movement in Israel, Hamas, and – to our chagrin – with the active participation of the Palestinian Authority.'" 

Following PMW report, Norwegian councilman proposes cancelling sister city ties with Nablus 

PMW reported that a square in Nablus was named after terrorist Naif Abu Sharakh, who was involved in a double suicide bombing that killed 23. 

Antisemitic teacher of Islam arrested after PMW supplies recordings to police 

"Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi's arrest came after an extended investigation in which the Palestinian Media Watch NGO supplied police with multiple videos of his sermons." 

Netanyahu cites PMW-exposed terror glorification ‎ 

Netanyahu: "We are determined to vigorously fight manifestations of hate, fanaticism and terrorism from ‎whatever side... This is what distinguishes us from our neighbors.‎.. They name public squares after the murderers of children. This distinction cannot be ‎blurred or covered up." ‎ 

Gatestone Institute on combating anti-Israel boycotts praises PMW 

"So far, official Israel has done little in this regard [combating BDS], although Prime Minister Netanyahu's personal intervention was significant in respect of both Orange and FIFA. Rather, the burden has been carried by a number of hard-working private initiatives, such as ...Palestinian Media Watch." 

MPs challenge UK Secretary of State on PA misuse of foreign aid, based on PMW documentation 

"During a hearing at the British Parliament... MP Howell expressed concern about the Palestinian Authority awarding salaries to prisoners serving terror sentences (exposed by PMW), asking MP Desmond Swayne, a Minister at the DFID, if he’s 'aware of reports that the Palestinian Authority continues to pay convicted terrorists, and will he investigate whether UK payments are being used for that purpose?'" 

US House Resolution against PA incitement based on PMW documentation 

"House Resolution 293 - Expressing concern over anti-Israel and ‎anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian ‎Authority‎... Mahmoud ‎Abbas repeatedly describes released Palestinian terrorists as “heroes”... The PA pays monthly “salaries” to families of Palestinian terrorists ‎incarcerated in Israel... The House of Representatives‎ urges President Abbas and PA officials to discontinue all official ‎incitement and exert influence to discourage anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement in ‎Palestinian civil society; and directs the United States Department of State to regularly monitor and publish ‎information on all official incitement by the Palestinian Authority against Jews and the State ‎of Israel.‎" 

Wiesenthal Center demands that antisemitic preacher, exposed by PMW, be fired 

"In a lecture published online and translated by Palestinian Media Watch, Mughrabi accused Jews of slaughtering gentile children and draining their blood for use in Passover matzot... In response, the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote directly to King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, urging them to denounce the preacher’s statements and make the Wakf 'permanently ban Sheikh Khaled al-Mughrabi from ever using the grounds holy to our faiths to spread his deceitful and dangerous lies.'” 

Netanyahu used PMW report in meeting with FIFA President about PA bid to oust Israel 

‎“The head of the Palestinian Football Association and the Palestinian Olympic Committee ‎is using sporting events to glorify terrorists even while seeking to get Israel banned from ‎the international football federation (FIFA), claims a report by the Palestinian Media ‎Watch organization… Last week, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with ‎FIFA President Sepp Blatter, he showed him some of the findings in the [PMW] ‎report." 

British MPs reconsider funding the PA due to PMW report 

"British parliamentarians have called on their government to reconsider providing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority... According to Palestinian Media Watch, the PA tricked the British government into believing that it had ceased providing the salaries, though it had simply established a separate body through the Palestinian Liberation Organization to do the job." 

European MPs condemn PA for deceiving donors about the salary issue, as exposed in PMW report 

"Five European MPs from three separate parliaments have condemned the Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestinian Media Watch reports Monday, following the organization's special report proving that the PA is still paying salaries to terrorists and their families." 

PMW report to British MPs leads to "foreign aid scandal" in the UK 

In a joint statement, Tory MPs Guto Bebb, James Morris and Andrew Percy said: "British taxpayers will be appalled to discover that the Palestinian Authority is handing their hard-earned money to convicted Palestinian terrorists." 

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