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.

Congressman Wilson expresses support for PMW at subcommittee hearing 

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.): "The website Palestinian Media Watch, palwatch.org, does an excellent job of highlighting instances of aggression toward Israel, which otherwise may not be told. I support this website and its mission. The US must stand firmly with Israel." 

US Secretary of State John Kerry recognizes incitement is cause of Palestinian terror 

"The US secretary of state, John Kerry, blamed Palestinian leaders for the death of three ‎American rabbis in Jerusalem on Tuesday, suggesting the brutal murders in a ‎synagogue were 'a pure result of incitement' by groups like Hamas and Fatah.‎" 

Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Rivlin, and Defense Minister Ya'alon blame Jerusalem terror attack on PA incitement 

"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas encourages violence against ‎Jews in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the ‎vehicular terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday.‎" 

House of Representatives in Holland unanimously votes to cut funding to PA due to PMW exposure of terrorist salaries 

Holland’s Tweede Kamer, referred to as the House of Representatives, but a better translation is “second chamber,” approved a motion to stop the transfer of money it donates to the Palestinian Authority to terrorists in Israeli prisons. All 148 members voting of the 150 members of the chamber voted in favor of the motion. 

Dutch motion pressuring PA to stop paying salaries for prisoners passes 148-2 

"Noting that since 2011 the Palestinian Authority transfers money to convicted ‎Palestinians in Israeli prisons... calls on the Government, also ‎to work at the EU level, to end the Palestinian policy of payments to ‎Palestinian prisoners…” ‎ 

Israeli police raid PA TV studios over incitement exposed by PMW 

"Good Morning Jerusalem" was caught last January hosting a guest, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Ola Awad, who insinuated "there is an Israeli policy" to get local Arabs addicted to drugs. Awad said "this policy is clear Judaization of Jerusalemites in a direct manner." The statements were revealed by Palestine Media Watch (PMW)." 

Prime Minister Netanyahu blames global Antisemitsm on PA incitement 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday (May 18, 2014) by addressing disturbing statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which published a survey last week proving that over 25% of the world's population holds anti-Semitic views. "This is the result of the Palestinian Authority's endless incitement against Israel and attempts to distort Israel's image and the character of the Jewish people, as we know from past experience," Netanyahu said.  

MPs in the UK and other countries consider withholding aid from the PA based on PMW reports on funding terror 

In January, MPs representing the International Development Committee – the group that scrutinises Britain’s £8 billion annual overseas aid budget – quietly asked PMW to produce an updated version of the report, as part of its review of British aid spending in the Middle East. “It is like Britain paying money to the IRA so long as it is only used in soup kitchens,” said Itamar Marcus, one of the co-authors of the report. “The UK cannot close its eyes and pretend that it may not be UK money promoting terror.” 

British MPs call for suspension of aid to the PA until payments to terrorists cease 

Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth has called for Britain to suspend all aid to the Authority until payments to terrorists cease. ‘The Palestinian Authority is putting two fingers up to the British taxpayer,’ he said. ‘It is not the job of the hardworking British taxpayer to fund payments to terrorists.’... PMW said grants on release can be as much as £50,000. That compares to an average Palestinian wage of about £300 a month. Last year, the Palestinian Authority paid more than £60million to convicted terrorists 

Israel considers withholding funds to the PA equaling amount paid to prisoners each month 

Jerusalem currently transfers to PA about NIS 400 million monthly that it collects for it in tax and duty revenue. The government is considering subtracting from the monthly tax revenue it transfers to the Palestinian Authority the amount the PA pays to terrorists and their families... Money paid to the terrorists represents fully 5 percent of the PA's annual budget. 

Congressman Ted Poe cites PMW research in op-ed about terrorist salaries 

According to Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli-based NGO, the PA paid $100m. to terrorists in 2013... Every US dollar given to the PA serves as an indirect American taxpayer subsidy of whatever the PA chooses to spend its money on, including activities that are illegal under US law and activities that the United States otherwise opposes and seeks to stop... We need to stop subsidizing Palestinian Arab terrorists. We can start by halting all funding to the PA until they abolish the Law of the Prisoner. 

Congress trying to prevent US tax money from funding terrorist salaries, based on PMW documentation 

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) introduced the bill, under which President Barack Obama would have to certify that the Palestinian Authority “no longer engages in a pattern of incitement against the United States or Israel; and is engaged in peace preparation activities aimed at promoting peace with the Jewish State of Israel”...“No more Palestinian Authority-funded Facebook pages or children’s magazines holding up Hitler as a positive role model. Not only must the PA cease incitement, it should engage in a clear, conclusive and deliberate effort to officially and publicly repudiate the providers of such hatred,” Royce added. 

Congress considers limiting aid to the PA based on PMW documentation 

"The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee is considering freezing aid to the Palestinian Authority unless its continued incitement against Israel is curtailed... Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch, told JNS.org, 'How can the U.S. justify funding a PA regime that glorifies murderers-using American money? How can the U.S. justify giving money to a regime that demonizes Jews as descendants of monkeys and pigs? Conditioning funding on the end of hatred is the ethical thing to do.'"  

House Appropriations Committee debates stopping aid to PA, based on PMW documentation 

"The US Congress House Appropriations Committee is debating cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) unless its ongoing incitement against Israel stops or is significantly curtailed. Under the new law, aid to the PA will be frozen until a reliable report is released proving that it has begun cutting down its incitement against the Jewish state. US lawmakers believe that the bill is expected to pass by a large majority vote in Congress, according to the daily." 

Dutch parliament reconsiders aid to the PA, based on PMW documentation 

"The Dutch Parliament has called on the Dutch government to pressure the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop giving Palestinian terrorists aid money. According to research complied by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Palestinian terrorists who spend more than five years in Israeli prisons continue receiving money even after their release. Much of the money comes from aid funds provided by European Union nations." 

Congressman Gerlach writes to US Secretary of State Kerry about PA salaries for imprisoned terrorists 

Recent news reports (originally exposed by PMW) have indicated that the PA has provided monetary payments or salaries to individuals convicted of committing acts of terrorism, including those recently released as part of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks... what is the U.S. Department of State doing specifically to immediately halt any U.S. taxpayer dollars going to the PA until this program is stopped? U.S. foreign aid, which is distributed through and administered by the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S. Agency for International Development, must not be used by the PA directly or indirectly to compensate convicted terrorists and/or their families." 

Dutch motion passed to pressure PA to stop salaries for terrorists 

‎"The [Dutch] parliament... noting that since 2011 the Palestinian Authority ‎has been giving money to convicted Palestinians in Israeli prisons... calls on ‎the [Dutch] Government in its contacts with the Palestinian Authority to ‎demand it stop this support..." ‎ 

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor announces upcoming PMW report in speech before the UN Security Council 

“Did the resolution passed last year inspire the Palestinian Authority to prepare their people for peace? Not in the least. Rather than teaching their children tolerance and mutual recognition, the Palestinian leadership continues to foster a culture of incitement... Palestinian Media Watch will soon release a report documenting hundreds of examples of Palestinian incitement since the peace talks began. One such example is football teams named in honor of terrorists responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against Israelis. [PMW's Dalal Ping Pong bulletin] Instead of teaching kids to score goals, the Palestinian leadership’s goal is to glorify murderers."  

Netanyahu cites PMW material in letter to John Kerry 

"'Incitement and peace cannot coexist,' wrote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry... Palestinian Authority TV (PA TV) recently offered $100 prizes in man-on-the-street interviews with Palestinians who identified Israeli territory as part of 'Palestine,' Palestinian Media Watch reported. 'Rather than educate the next generation of Palestinians to live in peace with Israel, this hate education lays the ground for continued violence, terror and conflict,' Netanyahu’s letter to Kerry stated." 

Netanyahu sends letter to John Kerry citing PA incitement exposed by PMW 

"Netanyahu wrote to Kerry that leading Palestinian Authority officials were calling for Israel’s destruction even after peace talks resumed on July 31 in Washington... 'Instead of educating the next generation of Palestinians to live in peace with Israel, the education of hate poisons them against Israel and lays the groundwork for continued violence and terror,' he wrote... He also pointed out that an anchor on the PA’s official news channel stated, during a broadcast of the Barcelona soccer team’s visit to the West Bank last week, that the state of Palestine would extend from Rosh Hanikra to Eilat, i.e. the entire length of Israel, constituting another incendiary statement (exposed by PMW)." 

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