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PA media officials on media role: “There is cooperation and constant coordination… between the Broadcast Council, the [official PA] television, the Ministry of Information, and the [Palestinian] Journalist's Syndicate”

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the role of radio stations in supporting the Palestinian cause, hosting Director of Broadcast Media in the PA Ministry of Information Daoud Daoud and Director General of the official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine Bassam Daghlas

Director General of the official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine Bassam Daghlas: "To the Palestinian Broadcast Council staff, colleagues, and journalists in the offices and in all of the districts – we are working day and night to convey the facts to the world, defend Jerusalem, and defend our Palestinian cause and Palestine. We are cooperating with the brothers in the [PA] Ministry of Information… in uniting the Palestinian voice over the radio waves, the voice of the Palestinian people."

Director of Broadcast Media in the PA Ministry of Information Daoud Daoud: "We can say that the Palestinian media has begun to be on a level that is competitive with the general Arab media… There is cooperation and constant coordination – and this is the secret to the success of the official media work – constant coordination between the Broadcast Council, the [official PA] television, the Ministry of Information, and the [Palestinian] Journalist's Syndicate – this cooperation and the united media body gives us a 'step up' in the Arab media.” …

Official PA TV host: "In radio work in general, and particularly at The Voice of Palestine, there is a responsibility that we cannot forget because The Voice of Palestine radio [station] is a source for the local radio stations, and also for Arab stations and some of the foreign stations that translate the news items and convey them. Therefore, the work is 24 hours [a day]… This responsibility and this work – let's talk about The Voice of Palestine radio, this wave of broadcasts in which there was coverage for six days after the decision of the American administration [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]… What is the responsibility you bear in conveying this picture since you are the source for official media outlets?"

Bassam Daghlas: "[The responsibility is] difficult. We need to be precise in everything. Really, this is our duty, and the colleagues have a political awareness in the news items and in hosting the programs, and also the editors-"

Host: “…But we are talking about the significance of verifying the news items and their source.”

Bassam Daghlas: “They run news items as they were run on The Voice of Palestine. Whoever takes these news items takes them as they were on The Voice of Palestine. The Palestinian terminology is the real terminology-”

Host: "The Palestinian message-"

Bassam Daghlas: "In other words, we do not distort history, and we do not distort what is happening. We convey facts. History – it is known that the history of the Palestinian people is from the days of the Canaanites in Jerusalem. We do not falsify history as the Zionists do, we convey news items, and in light of this, Palestinian news items are taken." …
Daoud Daoud: "The national and moral duty of our official and local media – they have clearly proven their nationalism… [They have proven] that it is their duty to defend Jerusalem." …

Host: "No one can deny or ignore the role of the Palestinian media in supporting and defending the Palestinian cause, and particularly the objection to [US President Donald] Trump's decision that recently recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state, and the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem."

Visual:
Throughout the broadcast there is a circle in the upper left corner of the screen with changing pictures of sites in Jerusalem such as the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and under them is the text: "Jerusalem is for us."
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.

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