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Girl's antisemitic poem on PA TV: "Jews defile Jerusalem"

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Girl's antisemitic poem on PA TV: "Jews defile Jerusalem"

  • "Why did you bring the Jews to us, who defile Jerusalem and its great mosque?" 
  • PA TV interview of Jerusalem Arab: Jews are "thieves ... the world's stench"
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
A Palestinian girl recited a poem on PA TV, which included antisemitic hate speech about Jews. The girl presented the poem in response to US President "Trump's decision [that] Jerusalem is the capital of Israel."

In her poem the girl stated that Jews "defile Jerusalem and its great mosque."

The poem addresses former British Foreign Secretary, who issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 that Britain supported "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people:"

"This poem is because of [US President Donald] Trump's decision that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel:
[Former British Foreign Secretary] Balfour, you vile person, what did you do to our people?
Is your conscience quiet?
Go in your grave toward the blazing fire
You are the one that expelled us, do not ask for help
You drank our blood from a goblet, and brought this fate down upon us...
You brought to our people those who orphaned small children
You have turned the best of our people into Martyrs and prisoners
Why did you bring the Jews to us, who defile Jerusalem and its great mosque?"
[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, Dec. 15, 2017]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented similar hate speech by Palestinian children, who are taught to despise Jews as the "most evil among creations."  

Official PA TV likewise broadcast a statement of an Israeli Arab man in Jerusalem expressing antisemitic views at a demonstration against the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, stating that Jews are "the world's stench": 


PA TV interview with Israeli Arab in Jerusalem: "[The Jews] are thieves. They are robbers, who were brought [here] from around the world - robbers. Little by little they entered the country until they brought all of the world's stench here and established a government."
[Official PA TV, The Occupied Capital, Dec. 11, 2017]

Following the US President Trump's decision, PA and Fatah officials compared Trump to Balfour, naming both "one who is not the owner" who "gave to one who has no right."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate "responsible for putting into effect the declaration," which led to the UN vote in favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations. The US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv and opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.