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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.”
Fatah official holds wooden carving of map of “Palestine” that replaces Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Oct. 25, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Abbas Zaki

The image shows Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki holding a wood relief carving of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
PA TV rebroadcasts song: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 20, 2017

"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 repeatedly on PA TV, PA TV Live and on the official PA radio station,
The Voice of Palestine, since 2011.
Fatah's logo of the 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death contains map of “Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 19, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The official logo that the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission has adopted to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr (Shahid) symbol Yasser Arafat”

The image consists of the logo for the 13th anniversary of PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death, which includes a picture of Arafat and the number “13,” with the “1” comprised of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text under logo: “The 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat”
Fatah article celebrating Palestinian Heritage Day includes wooden carvings in the shape of map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website, Oct. 16, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Heritage Day in Jenin”

“The [Jenin] Directorate of Culture (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Culture) and Al-Quds Open University in Jenin launched the Palestinian Heritage Day events today, Monday [Oct. 16, 2017], under the title Heritage is Memory, Homeland, and Identity, which will continue until Tuesday.”

The article includes a picture from the event, in which a number of wooden carvings in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas are presented. The maps have “Palestine” written on them along with the Palestinian flag.
Fatah logo for Balfour Declaration centenary depicts map of “Palestine”, with text denying Israel’s legitimacy: ”A promise from those who do not own to those who are not entitled”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 15, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Balfour100 (appears in both English and Arabic –Ed.)”

The image shows a white circular logo with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern on it. Inside the circle appears the number “100” with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in place of the “1.” A red dot appears on the map with the label “Jerusalem” in English and Arabic. The numbers “00” have an image of what appear to be Palestinian refugees imposed on them. Above and below the number “100” in English and Arabic respectively is the hashtag “#Balfour100,” indicating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Above and below the circular logo in Arabic and English respectively is the phrase: “A promise from those who do not own to those who are not entitled”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Israeli town of Kerem Mahral, south of Haifa, is a “settlement” in the “stolen homeland”  
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Oct. 12, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “This is the breathtakingly beautiful destroyed Palestinian village of Ijzam (Ijzam, located south of Haifa, was abandoned in the 1948 War of Independence –Ed.)
Ijzam is an expelled Palestinian village that is located 28 kilometers south of Haifa, on whose ruins the settlement of Kerem Maharal was established, and some of the old village houses still stand intact and the residents of the settlement are using them.
A morning of the stolen homeland”
PA TV program displays olive wood jewelry pendant that replaces map of Israel with “Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 11, 2017

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the jewelry and accessories of Bethlehem fashion designer N adia Hazboun

Visual:
Bethlehem fashion designer Nadia Hazboun’s crafts are displayed, including an olive wood pendant in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and underneath it the word “Return” in reference to the Palestinian refugees.
 
PA Education Minister posts a photo on Facebook depicting a map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Oct. 9, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam

The image shows a handwritten note on the left next to a piece of ceramic artwork in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the map an image of the Dome of the Rock surrounded by other buildings is seen.

Text on the note:
“To [PA] Minister [of Education] Dr. Sabri Saidam
With sincere thanks
From female student Maryam Salah Al-Din Amr”

Sabri Saidam also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor for communications and information technology
Fatah Facebook: Village of Lifta was “occupied by the Zionists in 1948” 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Oct. 5, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text:
  “This is the village of Lifta (i.e., an abandoned Arab village in the western part of Jerusalem) in the Jerusalem district, which was occupied by the Zionists in 1948
Morning of the beautiful homeland”
Cartoon in PA daily depicts tree with map of “Palestine” as its heart 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2017

Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a tree in the shape of two embracing masked figures, and two heavy work vehicles – an excavator and loader – are seen about to destroy the tree. Engraved on the tree at the location of the heart of one of the figures is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and an arrow is engraved through the map.
Fatah official holds plaque shaped as map of “Palestine” replacing Israel at international taekwondo tournament 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2017

Headline
: “The Second Palestine International Taekwondo G1 Championship has concluded”
      “Present at the last day of the championship’s activities were Chairman of the [Palestine] Olympic Committee [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub and Deputy Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Ahmed Fouly… Fouly presented Jibril Rajoub with an honorary plaque from the World [Taekwondo] Federation.”

The article includes an image from the event showing Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee and Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub in the middle and Deputy Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Ahmed Fouly on the right. Rajoub and Fouly are holding honorary plaques in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. It would appear the plaques in the photo are not the one mentioned in the article that Fouly gave to Rajoub, but plaques from Rajoub to the guests, showing “Palestine.”

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Fatah Facebook posts cartoon of PLO negotiator with lungs made of maps of "Palestine" erasing Israel  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 24, 2017

Cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The cartoon shows Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat, with 2 lungs depicted as the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, both overlaid with the Palestinian flag. The cartoon apparently refers to Erekat's pulmonary fibrosis and the recent severe deterioration in his health.

Text on cartoon: "I breathe homeland"
PA Presidential Guard glorifies bloodshed: "The people of Palestine... has watered freedom with the blood of its sons," with map of "Palestine" in background  
Source: Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Sept. 24, 2017

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards on July 31, 2017 and on Sept. 24, 2017

Text posted and below map: "A people like the people of Palestine that has watered the freedom with the blood of its sons can only win
#Yasser_Arafat"

The image shows a picture of Yasser Arafat overlaid with the colors of the Palestinian flag (left), and the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, overlaid with the Palestinian flag (right).
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Fatah FB branch post features map of “Palestine” that replaces Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 22, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The image shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. To its left is the Dome of the Rock, and to its right the Al-Aqsa Mosque with a Palestinian flag waving over it.

Text on image:
“Good morning and a blessed Friday,
O our precious flag, wave high”
Turkish delegation stands in front of sign with map of “Palestine,” replacing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2017

“A high ranking Turkish delegation... with the participation of 23 Turkish civil organizations, parliament members, and businessmen has completed its visit to Jerusalem.”

The picture included in the article shows members of the delegation standing in front of a sign for the mayor who led the delegation, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, overlaid with the colors of the Palestinian flag.
Map at PA school covers Israel in the Palestinian flag 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education, Sept. 14, 2017

The picture shows the wall of a classroom on which is posted the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, overlaid in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
Text above map: “The shape of my land”
Fatah branch posts photo of boy wearing scarf sporting a map of Palestine erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 12, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

The image shows a child, with a coast behind him, holding a Palestinian flag and holding up his fingers in a "V" for victory. He is wearing a scarf printed with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, upon which is written “Palestine.” The scarf also shows a print of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under which is written “Al-Aqsa is ours.”

Posted text: “All of the men of the world are born as children, but the children of Palestine are born as men
Good morning”

Note – This image has been used in the past by other PA organizations.
Map of “Palestine” erasing Israel in office of PA ambassador to Lebanon 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Sept. 5, 2017

Headline: “Ambassador Dabour met with Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Karake”
     “Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Lebanon Ashraf Dabour welcomed Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake today, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.”

The article appears in the September 2017 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on Sept. 5, 2017.

The article includes a picture from the meeting at Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabour’s office, with a Palestinian flag seen behind the participants. On the wall is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map can be seen more clearly here.
Text on map: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war [by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy]” (Quran, Sura 8:60, Sahih International translation)
Governor of Hebron: Cave of the Patriarchs is “purely Islamic,” Israel’s “racist” steps won’t succeed in “Judaizing” it, lays wreath on “grave of the Martyrs” shaped like map of Israel 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 1, 2017

     “[District Governor of Hebron Kamel] Hamid praised the large and exceptional attendance of the residents who filled the plazas of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs), even though the occupation delayed the worshippers’ arrival through the checkpoints around it. He also emphasized that this is a purely Islamic mosque, and that all of these racist steps will not succeed in Judaizing the mosque and the old city [of Hebron]… Afterwards, Hamid lay a wreath of flowers on the grave of the Martyrs (Shahids) and read the Al-Fatiha Sura [from the Quran] for their souls at the Al-Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron.”

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Map from PA-funded youth magazine presents Israel as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of Zayzafuna magazine for children, Aug. 31, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Zayzafuna

The posted image shows the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is painted with the colors of the Palestinian flag. Text across: “Happy New Year.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing, May 2016). In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
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