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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.”
PA Ministry of Education Facebook posts photo of scenery from play that replaces Israel with Palestine  
Source: Facebook, June 10, 2015

 
Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district. Photo of scenery from a play, showing map of “Palestine” containing all of Israel and the PA areas. 
PA Security Forces Facebook posts photo of "occupied Acre" 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, June 9, 2015

Image and text posted on the official PA National Security Forces Facebook page.
Text on image
: "Good morning, this photo is from: occupied Acre"
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Fatah posts image on Twitter claiming Israel as “Palestine” 
Source: Fatah Twitter, June 8, 2015

Image published on Fatah Twitter account

Text in image
“It is all 1948
Palestine 1967”

The 8 of 1948 and the 7 of 1967 form a map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas and all of Israel.
PA Security Forces Facebook posts photo of "Hula Lake in occupied Palestine" 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, June 7, 2015

Image and text posted on the official PA National Security Forces Facebook page.
Text on image: "Good evening from Hula Lake in occupied Palestine"
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PA governor of Salfit gives plaque erasing Israel from map 
Source: Dunya Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 7, 2015
Headline: “The Salfit District (in the West Bank) honored citizens for their cooperation in strengthening the culture of civilian peace”
     “The Salfit District, the [PA] security establishment, and Fatah’s Salfit branch honored, at the District headquarters, citizen Fawzi Shuqeir and the administration of Manjara Tayiba in the village of Al-Zawiya, for their cooperation in maintaining the citizens’ safety and security and strengthening the culture of civilian peace in the District. The ceremony in their honor was held in the presence of the Salfit District Acting Governor Abd Al-Hamid Al-Dik, and Secretary of Fatah’s Salfit branch Abd Al-Sattar Awwad.”


Image shows Salfit District Acting Governor Abd Al-Hamid Al-Dik presenting a plaque of honor designed as a map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
PA Security Forces Facebook posts pictures of "occupied Jaffa" 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, June 5, 2015
Images and texts posted on the official PA National Security Forces Facebook page. The image on the right was posted on June 5, 2015, and the image on the left was posted on May 29, 2015.

Text on image: "Good morning, this photo is from: occupied Jaffa - the old city."
 
Text on image: "Good morning, this photo is from occupied Jaffa."
 
 
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PA TV rebroadcasts song: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 3, 2015

"Oh flying bird, circling around,
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.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
...
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful."
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Note: This song has been broadcast in slightly different versions on PA TV. The full lyrics of this version of the song name the following places in Israel: Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jaffa, and Ramle. The full lyrics name the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, and Ramallah.
This song has been rebroadcast dozens of times on PA TV and PA TV Live since it originally aired on June 24, 2011.
PA school message: "Palestine" will replace Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 2, 2015

Wall painting at PA Ministry of Education's Al-Karameh school in the West Bank. In the painting appears a map labeled "Palestine" that includes the PA areas and all of Israel. The Palestinian flag is flying from the center of the map, symbolizing future political sovereignty over what is now Israel.
Text in painting: "On this land is something worth living for" (Song by Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian national poet).
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Note: The Al-Karameh battle - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.
Zayzafuna Facebook post includes map covering Israel with the PA flag 
Source: Facebook, June 1, 2015
     Image posted on Facebook page of Zayzafuna, a non-profit, non-governmental organization for the education of children (according to its website). However, the organization publishes the Zayzafuna youth magazine, which is funded by the PA. Click to see PMW’s documentation of glorification of Hitler in the magazine.


Stone plaque upon which the well-known Palestinian cartoon character Handala is looking at a map of “Palestine,” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, and a poem, Deed of Ownership, written next to the map.

“Deed of Ownership

Palestine

This land belongs to our people
Some of us have died
Some of us are still alive
But most of us are not yet born
This land
Is not for sale”
Ministry of Education in Bethlehem gives plaques with maps erasing Israel at graduation ceremony 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, June 1, 2015

Image posted on the Facebook page of The PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district

Photo album on Facebook page of The PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, entitled “Graduation party of Al-Anwar Kindergarten in the Deheisheh Refugee Camp”

Image shows a plaque with a map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
PA Ministry of Education in Salfit posts picture of students wearing maps that erase Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Salfit district, May 28, 2015

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of The PA Ministry of Education, Salfit district

Photo album on Facebook page of The PA Ministry of Education, Salfit district, entitled “Bidya High School for Girls honors its students”

Image shows two girls wearing ceremonial scarves with maps of “Palestine” that include the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
Official PA daily: Israel is "so-called 'Israel'... the occupation state... the Zionist entity" 
Source: Al-Asima, bi-weekly distributed with official PA daily, May 27, 2015
Headline: “67 years and we continue to experience the Nakba (i.e., "the catastrophe," Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) every day.”
      “On the day following the declaration of the establishment of the occupation state (the so-called ‘Israel’) [all parentheses in source], armies from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, together with other Arab fighters and Palestinian fighters (68.000 Jihad fighters) opened an all-out war against the Zionist entity (90.000 terrorists). Thereafter, the conflict became an international conflict… The Zionist enemy conquered all of Palestine except the West Bank which was annexed to Jordan, and the Gaza Strip which was annexed to Egypt.”


Text on image: “The anniversary of the Nakba - What was taken by force, can only be restored by force.”
The image appears on each of the eight pages in the newspaper’s section on the Nakba.
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PA TV song states Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth and more are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 25, 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.
PA TV song - Jaffa and Haifa are in my country Palestine  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 23, 2015

"I wish I could enter my country with no borders...
I will go about in Bethlehem and in Al-Aqsa [Mosque], which is held captive
I will eat lunch in Nazareth and eat dinner in Beit Sahour...
I do not forget Jenin nor Nablus, and the Galilee
I do not forget you, Jaffa, your long sea [shore]
I will never forget the olives of the Galilee
Even if our path has grown long, one day we will return:
To Jerusalem, to Gaza, to Acre, to Haifa, oh Lord.
To Jerusalem, to Ramle, to Acre, to Haifa, oh Lord...
I wish I could enter my country with no borders."
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Note: Nazareth, Jaffa, Acre, and Haifa are all cities in Israel. The song has been broadcast repeatedly on PA TV and PA TV Live. It aired 25 times in 2012, 37 times in 2013, 7 times in 2014, and most recently on May 23, 2015.
PA TV for kids: All of Israel is "occupied" and "will return to us" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 23, 2015

Puppet Marwan:‎ "How beautiful is the sea and the view. Director, take a shot of it. ‎This is Tel Aviv. Take a look. It was named Tel Aviv after Jaffa was occupied. Can you ‎believe it? Jaffa was here and it became Tel Aviv...‎"
PA TV host:‎ "Good for you, Marwan, you went to see Jaffa and had fun there... My ‎friends, I am telling you that for sure Jaffa, and not only Jaffa but also Haifa, Acre, ‎Nazareth and all the Palestinian cities occupied in 1948 will return to us one day.‎"
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Note: This video appeared on official PA TV on March 6, May 15 and May 23, 2015‎.
Fatah Facebook releases image of Abbas together with map replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 21, 2015

Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Picture of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas next to outline of map of “Palestine”, including the PA areas as well as all of Israel, with the Dome of the Rock in the center.
Text: “We have no homeland but Palestine. We have no land but Palestine.”
Posted text: “We have no homeland but Palestine.”

Ministry of Education in Bethlehem awards plaques with maps covering Israel with PA flag 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, May 19, 2015

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of The PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district
Photo album on Facebook page of The PA Ministry of Education, Bethlehem district, entitled “The Director of Education holds a graduation ceremony for the 60th year of Bethlehem girls”
Image shows the participants of the ceremony on stage. The plaques of honor awarded to the participants show a map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel and a Palestinian flag.

Text on banner in the background:
“The State of Palestine
Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Director of Education – Bethlehem
Graduation Ceremony, Girls’ School Beth[lehem]”
Fatah Facebook map replaces all Israel and PA areas  
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 18, 2015

Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Image shows an armed member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), a map that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, and Fatah's logo.
Posted text: “The Storm ("Al-Asifa") has been here.”

Note: "Al-Asifa" was a pseudonym for Fatah in its first years. It later became the name of Fatah’s military wing in the 1960s and 1970s. The name "Al-Asifa" is sometimes used as a synonym for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Fatah’s military wing today.
Fatah Facebook replaces Israel with Palestine 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 18, 2015


Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”

Image shows a bullet and Fatah's logo, in front of a map of all Israel and the PA areas covered by a Palestinian flag.
Text on image: “The Fatah movement succeeded in uniting the entire Palestinian people with one bullet – [quote] Ghassan Kanafani”
Map on Fatah Facebook claims all of Israel as "Palestine" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 14, 2015

Fatah Facebook posted a picture of ‎a map of "Palestine" that included the PA areas as well as all of Israel with a Palestinian flag flying from it and photos of the Dome of the Rock (image above). The accompanying text presented Jerusalem and the Galilee in Northern Israel as part of "Palestine":
     "Good morning, O Palestine, good morning to the land of olives and peace, good morning to Jerusalem, good morning O Gaza, good morning O [West] Bank, good morning to the Galilee."
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