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PA daily: Israel controls the US which controls the world

Itamar Marcus  |
PA daily: Israel controls the US
which controls the world

Palestinian Media Watch has long documented that the Palestinian Authority spreads classic Antisemitic hate, claiming that the Jews and Israel control the world.

This libel was given a new rendering this week in the official PA daily, which ran a cartoon that portrays Israel as controlling the United States and telling it what to do with the world.

In the cartoon, a small soldier with a Star of David on his helmet is seen giving orders to a taller man with blank eyes, representing the US. The large man's hat is made of the American flag but with a six-pointed Star of David replacing the five-pointed star. The "US" is holding a basketball that resembles a globe, and "Israel" is directing the "US" to shoot the globe-shaped basketball into a basket which is also shaped of a Star of David.

The cartoon's message is that while America controls the world, it is Israel who orders America what to do with the world.

In a different version of this libel, the PA regularly claims that Israel indirectly controls world events and is responsible for all the civil wars, the creation of the Islamic State and even the radical Muslim terror attacks in Europe.

For example, the official Fatah Facebook page published this cartoon blaming Israel for the terror attack in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015 that killed 130 people. The cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an ISIS terrorist near the Eiffel Tower. Netanyahu is pictured helping the ISIS terrorist aim his machine gun.

[Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Nov. 16, 2015]
Another cartoon expresses the libel that Jews/Israel seek to destroy the Muslim world. The
cartoon depicts a long-nosed Jew with an Israeli flag on his arm lighting a fuse to blow up a bomb. Inside the bomb, a Shi'ite Muslim and a Sunni Muslim are lighting fuses to blow up each other.

[Fatah Information and Culture Commission website, July 28, 2016]
Official PA TV broadcasted a cartoon showing the Statue of Liberty holding a menorah, thereby symbolizing the alleged Jewish rule over the US. [Official PA TV, July 8, 2010]

In a similar vein, another cartoon published in the official PA daily shows Uncle Sam, symbolizing the US, berating a keffiyeh-wearing Arab.Uncle Sam sits beneath massive pair of feet bearing the Star of David looming ominously above his head , portraying an overwhelming Jewish pressure. The American keeps whips his head round in the direction the Jewish feet, as if following directions. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2010]

The official PA daily also took a swipe at then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009, accusing her of accepting Israeli bribes after she praised Israel for making concessions regarding settlements, and criticized the Palestinians for not resuming peace talks without prior conditions. "Why, Mrs. Hillary?
 How much did the Zionists pay you as a bribe?," jeered one article in the paper, while another accused her of "wallow[ing] in the swamp of lies." [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2009]

Another example of this libel targeted former US President George W. Bush. A cartoon in the official PA daily showed
President Bush's head on a ring, worn on the hand of a Jew as identified by the Star of David on his sleeve. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2006]