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PA TV interviews Israeli Druze that supports Israel; PA TV host denies Jewish right to self-determination, Israel’s equal treatment of minorities
Official PA TV program From the Interior, on the Israeli Jewish Nation-State Law and the Israeli Druze community, hosting Atty. Samer Ali, who submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court against the law by the Druze Lawyer Forum, and Ata Farahat, who opposes the Arab-Druze opposition to the...
Aug 4, 2018
Man from Gaza hopes for all-encompassing peace: “Israelis have a right to live and Palestinians have a right to live”
Official PA TV program I Call You, on Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, hosting the father of prisoner Ammar Al-Daghmeh, who is serving a 16-year prison sentence; PMW was unable to verify the nature of Al-Daghmeh’s crimes Father of Ammar Al-Daghmeh: “I am full of hope that the moment will come when...”
Sep 11, 2017
PA TV supports Israeli law against polygamy
Official PA TV program Keepers of Our Flame, on Arab women in Israel, hosting Israeli Arab Naela Awad from the Israeli NGO Women Against Violence Women Against Violence activist Naela Awad: "It can be seen that despite there being a law against polygamy in the State [of Israel], the implementation..."
Jul 9, 2017
Girl’s poem idealizes Martyrdom, but PA TV host says “We need to live for Palestine”
Girl: "[Jerusalem] will yet return as long as on its land a Martyr dies each day O mother, do not cry, as your son was not born to live He was born to die as a Martyr, and thus defeat the occupiers Oh! Palestine Oh! My beloved You cry over your children, your women, your Martyrs But no! We will not..."
Feb 25, 2017
Released prisoner had earned high school diploma and BA while in prison
“The occupation authorities released prisoner Imad Muhammad Al-Athamneh, 45, this evening, Wednesday [Feb. 22, 2017], after he served his sentence of 14 years… It should be noted that prisoner Imad Al-Athamneh is married and a father of six children, and he earned a high school diploma and a...”
Feb 22, 2017
Prisoner studied history and political science at Hebrew University, learned 16 languages while in prison
Headline: "Jaradat: I read 6,000 books and learned 16 languages in prison" "He glances at the various Hebrew websites, and when we asked him about his life he said: 'My name is Hilal Jaradat from Jenin in the West Bank. I served 27 years in the Israeli occupation's prisons after I killed 3 Israeli..."
Jan 26, 2017
PA official: "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions – Islam, Christianity, and Judaism... Religious tolerance is a human requirement"
Headline: “The Palestinian people believes in religious and political co-existence and upholds it in theory and in practice” “Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa said: ‘… We, as a Palestinian people, believe in religious and...”
Dec 4, 2016
Official PA daily reports on Israeli-Palestinian cooperation in puting out fires, acknowledges that Israel publically thanked Palestinians for helping
Headline: "Netanyahu calls the [PA] president and thanks him for the participation of the [PA] Civil Defense teams in putting out the fires - Israelis: We are talking in Hebrew mixed with Arabic and fighting [the fires] through a common language" "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received a phone call..."
Nov 27, 2016
PA daily reports on Israeli poll results showing majority of Israelis support two-state solution
Headline: "Survey: Large Israeli support for the two-state solution and holding regional negotiations" "The results of a survey carried out by Israeli Peace Initiative (i.e., Israeli organization promoting a regional peace agreement) showed that support for the two-state solution is still large,..."
Jul 30, 2016
PA TV story depicts Jew in a positive light
Official PA TV program Ramadan in the City hosts Prof. Ramzi Suleiman of the University of Haifa’s Psychology Department Official PA TV storyteller Lutf Nweiser: “Once there was a man with endless possessions, and he obtained his possessions honestly, gave charity, did many acts of kindness...”
Jun 25, 2016
Op-ed in PA daily: Israeli government is led by "terrorists who live on biblical myths", and acknowledges that many groups of Jews also work for peace
Headline: "Israel's terrorists blame others for what exists in them" Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat "I have worked in journalism non-stop since I was an adolescent, and I followed the terror of the white regime in South Africa and the..."
Apr 12, 2016
Palestinian attorney: The Israeli labor law is very good but Palestinian middlemen steal half or two thirds of women’s salaries
Attorney Khaled Al-Doukhi of Worker’s Hotline: "Israeli labor law is a very good law regarding workers' rights, for both men and women. Israeli law does not differentiate between a worker who has entered Israel illegally or legally... Unfortunately, even though it is very good, in practice, the law..."
Mar 16, 2016
Palestinian workers are paid twice as much by Israel than by the PA or in the West Bank
Headline: “The rate of unemployment in Palestine is 25.9 percent” “The [PA] Central Bureau of Statistics publicized yesterday [Feb. 25, 2016] that… the number of workers in the local market reached 846,000 in 2015, as the number of workers in the West Bank reached 570,000, and 276,000 in the Gaza...”
Feb 26, 2016
Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel is responsible for Antisemitism against Jews everywhere, because of Israeli policies against the Palestinians; “The fighting Palestinians are heroes of a national liberation movement”
Headline: “AIPAC’s statements blame us for what is happening in the new Israel” Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen, originally published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper "I say that Israel is a terrorist and Hamas is a national liberation movement. All of the above do not preclude me from noting that..."
Feb 23, 2016
Workers in the PA: Better salaries force Palestinian workers to Israel
Laborer from Hebron, Qassem Abu Hadwan: "The lack of monitoring of [Palestinian] owners of companies and factories and their exploitation of workers is what has forced people to Israel, to work and build in Israel. If only [the salary here in the PA] was at least half of the salary [in Israel]… no..."
Feb 4, 2016
Article in PLO-funded youth magazine acknowledges Jewish history in Israel
Headline: “A village of Palestine: Kafr Yasif in Acre” “Kafr Yasif is a village in the historic Palestinian Galilee, 11 kilometers from the city of Acre… Some say that the names Kafr Yasif – the village of Yusuf – Kafr Yasif are attributed to the Jewish leader Joseph son of Matityahu, known as...”
Nov 9, 2015
Israeli society presented positively on a PA TV channel
Official PA Filastin 48 TV interviewer: “I wish to return to the topic of the wide-scale presence of Eastern (i.e., Sephardi) Jews at your performances. I also wish to mention that I was in shock [when I saw] the [Arab Israeli] singer Violet Salameh who gives performances in Ashdod and Ashkelon...”
Sep 6, 2015
Gazan worker described working in Israel in the 90s as a “golden age”
Headline: “Younes Hussein reminisces about the golden age inside the Green Line” “[The period when they] worked inside the green line was a golden age for the Gaza workers. They were among the richest groups in the Strip and money was showered on them. Today, however, they are facing the most...”
May 3, 2015
Palestinian columnist praises Israeli democracy and calls for Palestinians to learn from Israel
Op-ed by Imad Abd Al-Hamid Al-Faluji: Headline: “Israel’s democracy and our anarchy” “It is no shame to see the truth as it is, and there is no sense in cultivating the art of cursing and denigrating our enemy. I understand the difficulty of speaking [about] or comparing our internal...”
Mar 19, 2015
PA daily reports that Israel to double water supply provided to Gaza Strip
Headline: “Israel to double the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip’” “The Israeli Civil Administration announced yesterday [March 4, 2015] that Israel would double the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, which is under siege and has been suffering from a humanitarian crisis since...”
Mar 5, 2015
PA daily article recognizes that ruins were site of palace of ancient Jewish king Omri
Headline: “From Herod to amateur football players, Sebastia’s struggle continues.” “Basilica Square is the most famous ancient square of the village [of Sebastia, which is situated] at the peak of a mountain isolated from the surrounding mountains… It was from here that Herod, who ruled Sebastia,...”
Jan 25, 2015
Gazan worker happy to work in Israel, where compensation is better
Headline: “600,000 Gazans without daily income” “The Gazans are experiencing a deep crisis that tops the list of crises which have accumulated over the past few years, - [a list] that includes several interrelated social crises, such as rampant unemployment, the spread of abject poverty and the...”
Jan 3, 2015
Palestinian paper: Arabs increasingly moving to Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem
“A small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services... ‘Really it's not a matter of ideology,’ said Rawya Mazal, an Israeli Arab realtor who sells or lets properties to Palestinian families in a...”
Dec 9, 2014
Official PA daily lauds Israel's treatment of Palestinian workers
"Whenever Palestinian workers have the opportunity to work for Israeli employers, they are quick to quit their jobs with their Palestinian employers - for reasons having to do with salaries and other rights. An interview conducted by Al-Hayat Al-Jadida with a representative group of Palestinian..."
Sep 21, 2014
Palestinian representative at the UNHRC: Each Palestinian rocket launched at Israel is a "crime against humanity," but Israel follows legal procedures and warns Palestinian civilians
Official PA TV hosted Ibrahim Khreisheh, the Palestinian representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council Ibrahim Khreisheh, the Palestinian representative at the UNHRC: “I am not a candidate for any Palestinian position involving elections, and therefore, I am not aiming to gain...”
Jul 9, 2014