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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.”
Popular Palestinian song misrepresents Israeli cities as Palestinian‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 13, 2015


Winner of Arab Idol song contest 2013 Muhammad Assaf:
"If you ask about folk ‎songs that have affected me, there are plenty, but the most prominent one is 'Oh flying ‎bird.‎'"
PA TV host:‎ "Your version became famous.‎"
Muhammad Assaf:‎ "It is a folk song... The young know it by heart as well as the ‎old. The song is about the Palestinian towns and villages. I sang a small part of it. It ‎includes Palestine from the northern end to the southern end... ‎
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.‎
My country Palestine is beautiful.‎
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,‎
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.‎
Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress,‎
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return.‎"
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Note: Different versions of this song misrepresent the following places in Israel as ‎‎"Palestine": Jaffa, Ramle, Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Be'er ‎Sheva. The other versions mention the following places in the PA:‎ Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Gaza.‎
Fatah Facebook says "Palestine” is “from the river to the sea" (i.e., all of Israel) 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Apr. 8, 2015

The picture shows an elderly man and a young boy wearing a traditional Palestinian keffiyeh. The landscape in the background shows green hills, stone houses and olive trees.

Posted text: “Palestine means the entire national land, from the river to the sea
The_land_is_for_us
Palestine”
Map posted on Fatah Facebook presents Israel and PA areas as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Apr. 7, 2015

Picture shows a keffiyeh-masked young woman on the background of a Palestinian flag, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and a map that includes Israel and the PA areas.
Text on image: “Good morning.”
Poem written by PA official and printed in the PA daily claims all Israel as “Palestine” that “belongs/returns to us” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2015
     The following verses were included in a poem on Land Day by Palestinian Ambassador to Libya and former Deputy Minister of Information in the PA, poet Al-Mutawakkil Taha:
“On Land Day,
The land belongs/returns to us,
From Rosh Hanikra (i.e., Israel’s northernmost point) to Eilat (i.e., Israel’s southernmost point)
From its sea shore to the Dead Sea,
namely, the living sea,
for we gave it free blood,
that shimmers
in the midst of the water
the land, Palestine, belongs/returns to us
and there is nothing apart from it
today, tomorrow and yesterday.”

Note: Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Plaque in shape of map erases Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 29, 2015

A plaque presenting all of Israel as Palestine – from a PA TV broadcast at the office of The General ‎Union of Palestine Workers.‎
Map plaque depicts Israel as “Palestine”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 29, 2015

A plaque presenting all of Israel as Palestine – from a PA TV broadcast at the office of The General ‎Union of Palestine Workers.‎
Fatah posts image of youth painting ‎Fatah logo, with rifles and map erasing ‎Israel 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Mar. 27, 2015

Fatah posted a photo to its Facebook page ‎showing a young man painting the Fatah ‎logo, with rifles, flags of “Palestine” and a ‎map including both PA areas and all of ‎Israel, on a brick wall. ‎
Posted text: “Anyone who thinks Fatah’s ‎flame has been extinguished, just wait. ‎Under the ashes lies a volcano.”‎
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PA TV song states Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth and more are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 27, 2015

"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 numerous times since then by both official PA TV and PA TV Live.
Abbas and PA leaders attend Fatah performance presenting Israel as "Palestine" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 13, 2015
Palestinian singer at Fatah concert in the presence of PA and Fatah leaders Mahmoud Abbas, PA Chairman, Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Central Committee, Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee, Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee, Al-Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, President's office Sec. Gen., Yasser Abd Rabbo, PLO Sec. Gen., Ahmad Tibi, Israeli Arab Member of Israeli Parliament‎:
      "We commit and promise to stand behind you, oh Mahmoud Abbas, until Judgment Day. I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free. No matter how long the nights of exile, I am returning to you, oh land. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra (northern Israel) our coast, and Beit Shean (Israeli city). Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of Garden of Eden. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra our coast, and Beit Shean. Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of Garden of Eden. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra, north and south, are the picture's borders. From Haifa (Israeli city) and Tantura to the [Jordan] valley (i.e., all of Israel). I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free."
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Note: This video has been broadcast dozens of times since 2011.
Fatah delegation gives a map that ‎presents Israel and PA areas as “Palestine”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 13, 2015

     ‎“A delegation from Fatah’s West Gaza ‎branch visited the headquarters of the ‎‎[Palestinian] National Initiative (PNI) ‎yesterday [March 12, 2015], in order to ‎congratulate it on its admission into the PLO, ‎as part of the resolutions recently taken by ‎the [PLO] Central Committee... ‎ At the end of the session, the delegation ‎awarded [the PNI representatives] a ‎memento in appreciation of their national ‎role.”‎

Note: Image shows Fatah and PNI members ‎with the memento - a map of "Palestine” that ‎includes all of Israel and the PA areas, ‎beneath a Palestinian flag. The picture in the ‎background shows Secretary-General of the ‎Palestinian National Initiative movement and ‎PA Legislative Council member Mustafa ‎Barghouti. ‎
Abbas' Security Forces: "Palestine" includes Jaffa, Acre, Ramle, Mount Carmel, and the Galilee 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Mar. 10, 2015
Posts on the PA National Security Forces Facebook page show places in Israel as "Palestine": Jaffa, Acre, Ramle, Mount Carmel, the Galilee, and the Sea of Galilee.

Text on image: "A picture from Palestine; Foothills of Mount Carmel"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 18, 2015]
Text on image: "A look at Palestine; Mount Carmel, Haifa [district]"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 27, 2015]




















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PA Security Forces define Nazareth as "occupied" 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Mar. 10, 2015

Text on image: “Mount Tabor – occupied Nazareth”
Map depicts Israel as “Palestine” at PLO ‎event attended by Abbas 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 4, 2015
 
Image posted on Ma’an’s website ‎‎(independent Palestinian news agency). ‎The photo, taken at a PLO Central ‎Committee meeting, shows Mahmoud ‎Abbas and other Palestinian officials; ‎behind them, in the upper-right corner, is ‎the PLO logo with a map of "Palestine” that ‎includes all of Israel and the PA areas, ‎beneath a Palestinian flag.‎

Note: Similar images of the meeting, ‎showing Abbas and the PLO logo, were ‎published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the official ‎PA daily, on March 5 and 6, 2015‎. Click "full article" to view another photo from the event.
PA Security Forces define sites in Northern Israel as "Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 22, 2015
Posts on the PA National Security Forces Facebook page show places in Northern Israel as "Palestine": Atlit in the Haifa district, the Upper Galilee in general and the Montfort Castle in the Upper Galilee specifically, and Mount Gilboa in Beit She'an.

Text on image: "A look at Palestine; Atlit, Haifa [district]"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 18, 2015]
Text on image: "A picture from Palestine; Montfort Castle, Upper Galilee"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 15 and 22, 2015]

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PA daily columnist refers to Acre as a ‎Palestinian city 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2015
Op-ed by Hanan Bakir, regular columnist ‎for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     ‎“After the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ ‎Palestinian term for the establishment of ‎the State of Israel) of 1948, the Lebanese ‎coastal city of Sidon, the twin city of the ‎Palestinian city Acre, became a focus of ‎interest for the residents of Acre who ‎worked at sea.”‎
Fatah defines all of Israel and PA areas as ‎‎“our land, Palestine”‎ 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Feb. 9, 2015

Text on image: “Our land Palestine; ‎revolution until victory” ‎
The words are positioned vertically in the ‎shape of a map of "Palestine” that ‎includes all of Israel and the PA areas.‎
PA Security Forces define Israeli cities as "Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 9, 2015
The Palestinian Authority National Security Forces consistently present all of Israel as "Palestine" in different posts on their official Facebook page:

Text on image: "A look at Palestine;
Biria village, Safed district"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 7, 2015]
Text on image: "A look at Palestine; Acre"
[Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 6,2015]


















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PA Security Forces claims Israeli town of Caesarea as "Palestine" 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Feb. 8, 2015
Text and image published on the Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces


Text on image
: “A picture from Palestine; the hippodrome in Caesarea.”
Map plaque that includes Israel and PA areas entitled "the Shield of Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2015
     “In a tribute of appreciation and loyalty, the Democratic Front in Lebanon honored the former Lebanese prime minister, Dr. Selim Hoss, and awarded him the Shield of Palestine [plaque of honor].”

Image: Hoss is awarded a plaque shaped like a map of "Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas

Note: The Democratic Front is a member of the PLO
Map on PA TV shows Israel and PA ‎bordered by PA flag 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 23, 2015

Official PA TV News report on the family of ‎prisoner Ismail Abu Shadouf. PA TV focused in on a plaque of honor shaped like a ‎map of "Palestine” that includes all of Israel ‎and the PA areas, bordered with the colors of ‎the Palestinian flag.‎

Note: Ismail Abu Shadouf was arrested in ‎‎2004 and sentenced to 28 years in prison. ‎PMW has been unable to verify the specific ‎nature of his crimes.‎
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