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Official PA TV replaces logo with map of “Palestine” replacing all of Israel, to commemorate the Nakba, or “catastrophe” of the establishment of the State of Israel

Official PA TV, on the "Nakba" - “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel Since May 9, 2018, official PA TV has replaced the logo featuring the text "Our Jerusalem" - which it had been using since US President Donald Trump's December 2017 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - with a logo in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The new logo also contains elements representing Nakba Day - the day of “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel, which is marked on May 15: Two crossed keys representing the return of Palestinian refugees appear behind the map, and text on the map alternates between “70,” representing 70 years since the Nakba - the establishment of Israel - and "The return – a right." The screenshots show the new logo in the top left corner. [Official PA TV, May 9, 2018] 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. On Feb. 23, 2018, the US State Department announced that the US embassy will open in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. The date is the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar. Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent loss of the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.

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