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Making a Difference

     PMW representatives have been invited to give testimony and present findings about Palestinian society, politics and ideologies in government, academic, and media frameworks. This includes hearings, lectures and briefings to members of US Congress and Senate, the Canadian, British, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish and Australian Parliaments, and members of European Parliament. PMW representatives have lectured at conferences and at universities in the US, Canada, France, England, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Philippians, and others, and to senior security officials around from the world. PMW has given analysis on CNN, FOX News, BBC, and the full range of world TV news and video documentaries.

Norway re-examines its aid to the PA based on PMW findings 



"A debate about aid to Palestinians has erupted in Norway, a country that has long been one of the strongest supporters of Palestinian causes in Europe. Suddenly, an urgent level of scrutiny is bringing into question whether Oslo’s aid might be making peace less likely, rather than more... The Israeli group Palestinian Media Watch monitors and translates Palestinian television, and it has long argued that its programming is poisoning the well, demonizing Israel and the Jews to their own people, even as Palestinian leaders speak of peace and reconciliation to international audiences." 



 
MP Henderson and Foreign Office Minister Burt debate PA incitement and British funding of the PA 



"MP Gordon Henderson has said Palestinian society is wracked by a "culture of hate" towards Israel and claimed British funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is being used to reward terrorism." 



 
Debate at highest political level in Norway following TV report on PMW findings 



NRK narrator: "The Progress Party and the Christian Democratic Party want Norway to cut the aid to the PA unless the demonization and hatred of Jews is stopped. Yesterday, NRK [TV] reported that the PA finances and partially controls a TV channel that broadcasts hatred of Jews... NRK's report on the Sunday Evening News, where we reported on the demonization and hatred of Jews in PA TV [exposed by PMW], is now causing strong reactions in [Norwegian] Parliament." 



 
PMW sparks debate in Norway on funding the PA 



NRK TV narrator: "[Palestinian] children grow up learning that Jews are 'Satan with a tail'... Adults hear that Jews are evil and not to be trusted. It is perhaps not surprising that the [Palestinian] hatred is growing. The messenger is a [PA] government that receives large amounts [of money] from Norway." 



 
UK Lawyer's Union calls on UNESCO and others to stop funding Arab Lawyers Union after PMW exposed it glorified a terrorist 



"UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has issued a statement condemning the Arab Lawyers Union (ALU) and its Palestine Committee for glorifying a suicide bomber [originally exposed by Palestinian Media Watch]... UKLFI urges the ALU to retract its statements glorifying Jaradat and her criminal conduct, and calls upon UNESCO, ECOSOC, ILO and other bodies to break off all relations with the ALU unless and until it does so. " 



 
PMW presentation in London initiates discussion among MPs and government officials about British funding of the PA 



"A report by the watchdog, Palestinian Media Watch, has revealed that every month almost £3 million from the Palestinian Authority goes towards paying salaries to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. These salaries are drawn from the PA general budget, funded by international donors, among them the UK." 



 
Dutch parliament passed motion to limit funding to the PA, based on PMW report and presentation 



"[Dutch] parliament adopted a motion that called on the Dutch government to reconsider support for the Palestinian Authority (PA) when they (the PA) sow hatred and glorify violence. However, the government failed to carry out the motion, even though Van der Staaij pointed to a well documented report issued by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an institute that closely monitors anti-Semitic statements and articles in the Palestinian media or by PA clerics. For example, it was last January that PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein called for the killing of Jews quoting Islamic Hadith (tradition). He said, 'Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith.' 'Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.'" 



 
Australian MP lauds PMW after trip to Israel 



"[Australian MP] Baldwin spoke about learning from Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus about Palestinian children being taught to hate Jews, something he later used to challenge the Palestinian governor of Bethlehem. 'I said 'how do you then on one hand prescribe a passion for peace when you educate your children to kill the Jewish people?'" 



 
PMW Director Itamar Marcus to Dutch Parliament: Israeli government cracking down on PA incitement 



"The Israeli government toughened its policy last month on Palestinian incitement, Itamar Marcus, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, told Dutch legislators Thursday. 'There were a few public statements by the prime minister: He spoke about the glorification of the killers of the Fogel family; about the mufti of Jerusalem’s call to kill Jews [both of which were exposed by Palestinian Media Watch], and [PMW's]book, "Deception," was given by Israeli negotiators to Saeb Erekat 10 days ago in negotiations in Jordan,' he said. 



 
PMW book "Deception" used by Israeli negotiators at peace talks to prove PA incitement 



"In the latest meeting between the special Israeli envoy, Yitzchak Molcho, and the head of the Palestinian negotiating team Saeb Erekat, Molcho presented Erekat with a book that sets forth what Israel defines as severe incitement in the PA... The book which Molcho presented to Erekat, "Deception: Betraying the Peace Process", was published last month by Palestinian Media Watch. It provides hundreds of examples of hate speech, glorification of terrorists and murderers, and other anti-Israel statements during the period May 2010 – April 2011." 



 
Israeli Justice Minister investigates PA Mufti, following PMW exposure of speech calling to kill Jews 



"Israel's attorney general has ordered police to launch an investigation of Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric after the mufti quoted a traditional text that called for killing Jews... Video of the mufti's speech was posted on YouTube by Palestinian Media Watch" 



 
Israeli PM Netanyahu condemns PA Mufti hate-speech, exposed by PMW 



"Recently, the Palestinian Authority's Mufti, Muhammad Hussein, spoke at an event celebrating the 47th anniversary of the founding of Fatah... The Mufti voiced this latest instance of hate speech, which calls for killing all the Jews... Following is a transcript of the event, excerpted from PA TV (Fatah) by Palestinian Media Watch." 



 
Israeli Ambassador addresses UN Security Council on PA Mufti's hate speech, exposed by PMW 



This month - on January 9th – Palestinian Authority television broadcast the proceedings of an event celebrating Fatah’s 47th anniversary. It featured a sermon [first exposed by Palestinian Media Watch] by the PA's most senior religious leader - Mufti Muhammad Hussein - who presented the killing of Jews as a sacred goal for all Muslims. " 



 
UK Foreign Office Minister condemns PA Mufti speech calling to kill Jews, exposed by PMW 



"I condemn the inflammatory words used by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and others at a recent event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement. To refer to the Jewish people in such a way and to talk of killing Jews is anti-semitism, pure and simple." 



 
Following PMW's exposure of PA Mufti's hate speech, Israeli PM calls for criminal investigation of Mufti 



"The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a watchdog group that monitors Palestinian media and textbooks, distributed a video last week of a January 9 Fatah rally during which Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein, read out a well-known text (Hadith) attributed to Muhammad saying that the killing of Jews will speed up the redemption." 



 
PMW report for Congress: US aid to the PA used to glorify and promote terror 



"Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch explained to US congressional leaders how financial aid from America, Israel's greatest ally, is being cynically used to encourage the slaughter of Israeli Jews." 



 
PMW documentation leads Israeli government to fight harder against PA incitement - JPost 



“After months of the government largely confining discussion on Palestinian incitement to internal meetings and private discussions with international leaders, Kuperwasser brought a PowerPoint presentation of the “incitement index” he formulated to the cabinet, and the Prime Minister’s Office – in response to the terrorist attack in Itamar – issued a paper documenting recent acts of PA-authorized incitement. […] The paper, based on information provided by Palestinian Media Watch, a research organization that monitors the PA’s media and schoolbooks, gave recent examples of incitement inside the PA. […]" 



 
PMW documentation shows PA incitement laid foundations for Fogel murders 



"This incomplete list [of PA instances of terror glorification], which can be substantially supplemented by Palestinian Media Watch’s regular reports, brings us closer to understanding how Palestinian terrorists could bring themselves to perpetrate such a despicable act against the Fogel family." 



 
Prime Minister Netanyahu's Office website uses PMW material to showcase PA incitement - PMO website 



"Incitement against Israel, which frequently turns into genuine anti-Semitic incitement, is an inseparable part of the fabric of life in the Palestinian Authority. Thus, anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic messages are regularly heard in both the private and official media and in mosque sermons, and are studied in school textbooks." 



 
In debate over PA actions to end incitement, PMW material shows incitement remains prevalent - The Jewish Daily Forward 



"One source for Kuperwasser’s index are reports put out by Palestinian Media Watch, a group that monitors closely the Palestinian press in search for incitement. Itamar Marcus, the group’s founder and director, believes the Palestinian Authority deserves no credit for its action on the mosques. “The problem is not mosques, it is the glorification of terror,” he said. His Palestinian Media Watch reports are full of examples to prove his point..." 



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