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There is no Israel, only “Palestine” – PA cartoon erases the entire State of Israel

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

A cartoon published by the official PA daily shows the PA map of “Palestine” erasing the entire State of Israel, thereby visually expressing the PA ideology that does not recognize Israel’s right to exist in any borders. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 21, 2021]

The cartoon shows planet Earth seen from space, prominently featuring the map always used by the PA that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.” The map has a massive Palestinian flag planted in it, signaling Palestinian sovereignty over the entire area, including all of the State of Israel.

It also exemplifies another of the PA’s messages: That Israel will come to an end. Palestinian Media Watch has exposed numerous statements to that effect made by PA and Fatah officials. Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said earlier this year that both America and Israel “will disappear”:

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “Regardless of how great the power of Israel, America, and the world may be, in the end they will disappear, while we are remaining.”

[Official Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, April 29, 2021]

Official PA TV has broadcast a music video hundreds of times since 2012 that visualizes this ideology, portraying the Palestinians as a woman dressed in white who experiences different foreign rulers. Israel is presented as the last “foreign ruler” that will be defeated by a Muslim ruler:

[Official PA TV, March 2, 2012; and since then hundreds of times from 2012-2020
on official PA TV, PA TV Live, and Fatah-run Awdah TV, most recently on PA TV Live June 15, 2020]

The host of an official PA TV program presented a similar view, stating that “many invaders have passed here. They have vanished… The occupation is nearing its end”:

Official PA TV host:“From Safed, Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa (i.e., Israeli cities), and from every inch of our land Palestine: Good morning Jerusalem. A morning of splendor and glory for the capital of our hearts and our state… Many invaders have passed here. They have vanished, and Jerusalem has remained Palestinian, Islamic, and Christian. The occupation is nearing its end. And tomorrow, which is full of hope and freedom, is ours.”

[Official PA TV, Good Morning Jerusalem, Dec. 4, 2020]

A Palestinian activist recently summed up the PA reasoning and concluded that Israel and Israelis “will go”:

Chairman of the Council to Defend the Cultural Heritage of Lifta Village Yaqub Oudeh: “The strongest peoples occupied Palestine, whether they were the Persians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Mongols, the Ottomans, or the British – they came and went and Palestine remained, the Palestinian people remained (sic., the Palestinians have no history prior to the modern period), and the land of Palestine remained… [The Israelis’] fate is that they will go. Their fate is that they will go.”

[Official PA TV, The Story of a Village, June 9, 2021]

The following is a longer excerpt of the statement by the activist predicting Israel's demise:

Official PA TV program The Story of a Village, on the Arab village of Lifta in the western part of Jerusalem that was abandoned in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence

Chairman of the Council to Defend the Cultural Heritage of Lifta Village Yaqub Oudeh: “I see Lifta (i.e., an abandoned Arab village) as the key to Jerusalem, and Jerusalem is the key to Palestine…

The strongest peoples occupied Palestine, whether they were the Persians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Mongols, the Ottomans, or the British – they came and went and Palestine remained, the Palestinian people remained (sic., the Palestinians have no history prior to the modern period), and the land of Palestine remained. This is also what happened to Lifta, and [the Israelis’] fate is that they will go. Their fate is that they will go. But there are people who do not learn from history. Thanks to your weapons you can sit for a day, two days, ten, but you will not stay long, you will not stay long. And the right is not lost when there is a fighter behind it, when someone demands it.”

[Official PA TV, The Story of a Village, June 9, 2021]