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Gatestone Institute article extensively quotes PMW findings on PA hate education

Ruthie Blum  |

What Is Really to Blame for Palestinian Violence?

by Ruthie Blum, December 18, 2017
Note: Excerpts from Gatestone’s article below. PMW linked to in original test.
Despite US President Donald J. Trump's assurance that his giving presidential approval to the Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1995, was not tantamount to a delineation of borders, Lufti's comments illustrate that the true enmity towards Israel based on long-standing, deep-seated Jew-hatred. This will not surprise anyone who follows the material being taught in schools, preached in mosques and spread by the media in Muslim-majority states whose regimes exercise total control over their populaces.

Take the Palestinian Authority, for example. Since its inception in 1994 – the result of the Oslo Accords, which earned PLO chief and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize -- it has been feeding its citizens a steady diet of hatred, particularly, but not exclusively, against Israel and Jews. According to the research organization Palestinian Media Watch (PMW):
"Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah's will. The PA presents Jews as possessing inherently evil traits. Jews are said to be treacherous, corrupt, deceitful and unfaithful by nature. These Jewish 'attributes' and traditions are presented as the unchangeable nature of Jews. Forgeries and fiction masquerading as history are used to document and support the libel that Judaism is in essence racist and evil. Jews are said to be planning and executing heinous crimes, including burning Palestinians in ovens, murder, using prisoners for Nazi-like experiments, and more. If unchecked, these crimes constitute a mortal danger, not only to all Muslims and Arabs but to all of humanity.

"The PA assigns responsibility to the Jews for all the problems in the world: Wars, conflicts and civil wars are all said to be triggered by Jews. Indeed, the oppression suffered by Jews throughout history is presented as the legitimate response of nations seeking revenge for the injury caused them by the Jews living among them. The creation of the State of Israel is said to have been a European plot, in order to be rid of their Jews and save Europe from the evil of Jewish presence in their countries."
A 2015 PMW report on the indoctrination of children in the PA revealed that dozens of schools, sports events and summer camps have been named after terrorists, who are honored as heroes and held up as role models. The report documents passages in PA schoolbooks teaching that Muslims must fight Israel and Jews, in accordance with Islamic law, and that Israel's existence must be rejected. Children are taught that Israel will eventually be eradicated, and that Jews – "descendants of apes and pigs" -- are cursed by Allah.

Palestinian leaders and spokespeople repeatedly deny allegations of incitement, and tell Western politicians and the media that the accusation is an Israeli fiction. In an interview with the Jerusalem Post in December 2004, for example, Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi claimed, "There's not a single anti-Semitic word in the textbooks."

The constant bombardment of violent messages conveyed to Palestinian children in school and on TV, however, is part of a concerted effort on the part of the PA leadership to rewrite the history of pre-state Israel, for the purpose of forging a national identity that did not exist prior to the 1967 Six-Day War – and to brainwash Palestinians into believing that any and all of their plight is the fault of "occupiers" -- of the entire land of Israel -- whom Europe sent to the region in order to rid itself of its own Jewish burden.