PA TV teaches kids that Israel's Mount Meron is "in Palestine"
PA TV teaches kids
that Israel's Mount Meron
is "in Palestine"
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques ZilberdikDuring the month of Ramadan official Palestinian Authority TV is entertaining kids with different games and quizzes. One quiz question on the children's program The Best Home taught Palestinian children to deny Israel's existence and replace it with "Palestine," when the host presented the highest mountain in Israel (not including Mount Hermon in the Golan), Mount Meron, as "the highest mountain in Palestine":
PA TV host: "What is the highest mountain in Palestine: Mt. Meron, Mt. Olives or Mt. Ebal?"
PA TV host: "Mt. Meron (in the Galilee), Mt. Ebal (near Nablus) or Mt. of Olives (in Jerusalem)?"
PA TV host: "Ebal? Is Ebal higher than Meron?"
Girl: "Mt. Meron."
PA TV host: "Good job, good job! Give her a hand!"
[Official PA TV, June 7, 2016]v
This is not the first time Mount Meron in northern Israel is presented as being located in "Palestine." Previous years' quizzes have included the same question and many others presenting different locations in Israel as "Palestine."
In 2010 and 2013, Palestinian Media Watch documented that PA TV rewarded $100 cash prizes to people who correctly answered quiz questions presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" among them Mount Meron appeared as a Palestinian mountain.
Similarly, in 2008 and 2009, PA TV asked kids questions that taught them Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Nazareth, and Tiberias are located in "Palestine."
Israel's Mount Meron has also appeared as "Palestinian" in a crossword puzzle in the official PA daily.
Clue: “The highest mountain in Palestine, overlooking the city of Safed.”
Solution: “Mount Meron.”
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida,
Mar. 6, 2010]
Mar. 6, 2010]
PA TV children's broadcasting often presents all of Israel as "occupied Palestine" which will eventually become part of a Palestinian state.