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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.”
Palestinian ambassador and governor include all of Israel`s territory as "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 19, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning on District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam’s visit to Mexico:
On the phone: Palestinian Ambassador to Mexico Munjid Saleh.
Palestinian Ambassador to Mexico Munjid Saleh: “On Sunday, there was a visit to the State of Mexico (one of the 32 states that make up Mexico), whose territory, as it happens, is 1,000 square kilometers larger than that of Palestine.”
PA TV Host: “True”
Palestinian Ambassador to Mexico Munjid Saleh: “That is, its territory is 22,500 square kilometers.”
[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam nods her head]

Note: The combined size of Israel and the Palestinian Territories is 27,000 square kilometers; the combined area of the West Bank and Gaza Strip is 6,220 square kilometers. The size of “Palestine” suggested by the Palestinian Ambassador includes Israel.
Fatah youth: “Every olive tree, every speck of dust in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza” is Palestinian 
Source: Official website of Fatah's Mobilization and Organization Commission, fatehorg.ps, Mar. 10, 2014
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a press release in response to the declarations made by the extreme right-wing Prime Minister of the occupation, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that President Mahmoud Abbas [publicly] declare his recognition of Israel as a Jewish state at Birzeit University…
In its statement, Fatah’s Shabiba said that Netanyahu and his right-wing government should learn from history, which has proven at every stage that nations yearning for freedom, justice and independence inevitably achieve victory, and that occupation, racism and darkness are fated to vanish. It [the movement] noted in its statement that every olive tree and every speck of dust in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza and all of Palestine recognizes the true owners of the land, for Palestinian land is alive and knows its original inhabitants, and knows who the new invaders are. [The message also stated that] the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of our people, their expulsion from their villages and cities and the destruction of [their] villages over 66 years ago, will not erase the facts nor change the true face of the land."

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Non-recognition terminology on PA TV: "Palestine occupied since ’48" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 9, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a conference about “Kerry, Palestine, and the Jewish State, from a Palestinian and International Perspective. The conference was held at the An-Najah University in Nablus. Israeli-Arab MP Ahmad Tibi was among the participants.
Dr. Hassan: “My question to you, Dr. [Tibi, is]: In view of this situation, it is clear that Israel is trying to erect a fortified wall against the establishment of a single, democratic state (i.e., the one-state solution)? You are Palestinians from Palestine occupied since ’48 (i.e., Israel); what is your position on this issue?”...
Israeli-Arab MP Ahmad Tibi: "We, I, in terms of political and national interests, if they offer us the single state [ie: granting all Arabs between the Mediterranean and the Jordan river Israeli citizenship] - [well,] at least that’s my only chance of becoming prime minister of Israel – if its name stays the same [Israel]. In the first round [of elections], we will keep the name [Israel] as is. So it’s no coincidence that they refuse to cooperate fully on the one-state solution.”
Palestinian youth group logo erases Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2014
Writing on perimeter of logo, in Arabic and English: “Palestinian youth & student organizations- Lebanon”
Writing on the picture of a tent and map presenting all of Israel as Palestine: "Our youth."
Fatah Facebook: Before teaching children to read and write, teach them "Palestine cannot be divided" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Mar. 5, 2014
     "We educate our children on the national anthem every morning. They will memorize the anthem of 'return'; they will engrave the four-colored [Palestinian] flag on their hearts; they will learn the foundations of the revolution before they learn to read and write; they will only agree to one rule, which cannot be added to, subtracted from, or calculated: that Palestine cannot be divided."

The text was accompanied by a photo of a teacher pointing to a map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel drawn on the blackboard, with the explanatory text rejecting Israeli jurisdiction over Israeli cities: "Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, Ramle, Safed, Beit Shean, were and will remain Palestinian cities."
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Fatah Facebook posts map erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Mar. 1, 2014
A poster shows a map that includes the PA areas and all of Israel colored in the pattern of the Palestinian headscarf. The Palestinian flag indicates Palestinian political sovereignty.
Text: "The anniversary is approaching"
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PA TV cartoon: Palestine is indivisible 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 21, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast a cartoon that showed a math teacher pointing to a map of "Palestine" as an example of "a number that is indivisible." The map included both PA areas and all of Israel.

Text on blackboard under map:
"Palestine: A number that is indivisible."
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Official PA daily refers to Eilat as a "Palestinian city" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2014
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Diving Federation hosted a group of athletes, journalists and academics to give them experience in diving”
     “Afterwards, anyone wishing to continue, can complete their training in the Red Sea – either in the Palestinian city of Umm Al-Rashrash (the Palestinian Arabic name for the Israeli city Eilat) or in the Jordanian city of Akaba.”
Fatah official: “Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre will remain Palestinian forever” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 11, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a cultural event in support of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, held under the auspices of the Mayor of Jenin.
The event was attended by Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi.

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq [Tirawi]: “We negotiated with our heads held high. We fought using rocks, and we became Martyrs (Shahids). We fought using rifles, and we became prisoners, heroes. Some of them are [out there] among you. Heroes who made this movement [Fatah] and all of us proud. Some of you are still waiting for freedom. Martyrs who ascended to Heaven, whom we remember with admiration…
And we know that the results of negotiations are a big, round zero. Nonetheless, we tried. And we say with heads held high: ‘No!’ Whoever from among the Zionists who thinks that Beit El and all the settlements are Israeli land, is deluded. Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre will remain Palestinian forever, and they will be nothing other than Palestinian.”
[Applause from the audience]

Note: Tawfiq Tirawi is a member of the Fatah Central Committee (since the General Fatah Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2009) and is former head of General Intelligence in the West Bank.

PA TV song states Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth and more are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 10, 2014
"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 was rebroadcast dozens of times since then.
PA TV rebroadcasts song: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 10, 2014
"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 daily crossword: Haifa is "a port in occupied Palestine" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2014
Clue: "A port in occupied Palestine"
Solution: "Haifa"
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Minister of Religious Affairs: We are prepared to give our life and blood for Palestine 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 2, 2014
     "[Our homeland] has given us a divine testimony; Palestine endowed us with this testimony when the Prophet, peace be upon Him, said: ’A group from among my nation will continue to recognize the truth, will defeat its enemies, and will not be harmed by those who opposed it or by the troubles that may afflict it, until Allah gives His ruling. It has been said, ‘Where are they, Messenger of Allah?’ He said, ‘They are in Jerusalem and its surroundings.’ This land has given us this honor, and therefore, we are prepared to give it the most precious of our possessions - even [our] life and blood, so that it will remain pure, so that it will remain honorable and noble. The State of Palestine will exist, and the occupation is doomed to perdition."
Mother`s tears form map, which baby drinks 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2014
A PA daily cartoon shows a Palestinian mother crying, with tears in the shape of a map of Israel and the PA areas.
Abbas and PA leaders attend Fatah performance presenting Israel as "Palestine" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Jan. 30, 2014
Palestinian singer at Fatah concert:
      "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. To view the full list of Fatah officials in the audience, click "full article" below.
Cloth map broadcast on PA TV erases Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 27, 2014
This cloth map appeared as part of a PA TV News broadcast about a women’s arts and crafts fair in Hebron. The map was made by one of the participants in the fair, who described it as a map of "Palestine." It shows all of Israel and the PA areas as one territorial unit, with a map of Palestine above it.
Girl scouts pose beside map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2014
The PA daily posted a picture of young scouts from the Jericho district. The scouts are shown posing in front of a cut-out map of "Palestine" that includes Israel and the PA areas. The scouts are funded by the Education Administration for the Jericho and Jordan Valley district, which is part of the PA.
Israeli-Arab on PA TV: Jaffa, Haifa, Acre are Palestinian; “We want a single-state solution” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2014
Official PA TV’s A View from Inside program discussed the suggestion of a population exchange where areas of present day Israel populated predominantly by Arabs would become part of the Palestinian state once an agreement is reached, while areas populated predominantly by Jews in the West Bank would remain Israeli. The question was raised why Israeli Arabs oppose such a plan. Guests on the program included University Lecturer Yusuf Jabarin and Raja Aghbariyya representing “Children of the Land” on the Supreme Council of the Arab Community in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., the State of Israel). This is an independent organization made up of Israeli Arabs who consider themselves Palestinians.
Raja Aghbariyya: “The idea of a population exchange with the settlers is unacceptable… Now you know, we as Children of the Land, I want the borders of Palestine to reach the Mediterranean Sea; I want all of Palestine. This is my land. Jaffa is Palestinian land; Haifa is Palestinian land; Acre is Palestinian land, and you can keep going up. We want a single-state solution.”
PA minister sings song misrepresenting Israeli cities Safed, Tiberias, Haifa and Jaffa as "Palestine"  
Source: Official PA TV Live, Jan. 2, 2014
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PA Minister of Prisoner Affairs Issa Karake joined in singing the following song misrepresenting Israeli cities as "Palestine":
     "By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Go to Jenin and bring me from its valley greetings to Nablus,
Tulkarem and their soil.
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
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."
Compilation of 8 versions of a Palestinian song presenting Israeli cities as part of "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 28, 2013
"Oh flying bird, circling around,
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe" [PA TV, April 20 - Oct. 24, 2013]

"By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful."
[PA TV, Jan. 17- Dec. 21, 2013]

"Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa."
[PA TV, June 24, 2011 - Dec. 28, 2013]

"Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa."
[PA TV, Dec. 20, 2013]

"Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return."
[PA TV, Oct. 2012 - May 16, 2013]

"Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return."
[PA TV, Sept. 27, 2013]

"My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy."
[PA TV, June 2, 2012 - June 19, 2013]

Boy: "My country Palestine is beautiful...
In Be'er Sheva send greetings to this region
Palestine - the remedy for my wounds."
PA TV host: "Bravo, applause, applause, applause."
Boy: "In the music lesson the teacher sang this song."
[PA TV, Jan. 26, 2013]
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