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Poem in Zayzafuna youth magazine depicts a world without Israel

Zayzafuna youth magazine publishes a poem by a girl in 12th grade that  defines the Israeli cities Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Ramle, Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv as cities in “Palestine”:
“I am the spirit of Palestine
Seek and find me in the depths of the Dead Sea
You will find me in Haifa, in Jaffa, in Acre, on the rocks of Ramle (i.e., all Israeli cities)I walk with the sun on the beach in Gaza
I am the rose of Palestine
You will find me upon the Galilee mountain (i.e., in Israel)
On the banks of the Lake of Tiberias (i.e., the Sea of Galilee, in Israel)
At the center of the Yabad plain (i.e., Jenin area)
At the top of Mount Hebron
At the center of the captive Negev (i.e., desert in Israel)
I quench my thirst from the authentic Be’er Sheva (i.e., Israeli city)
You will find me in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Arabic translation of the name of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv)
Looking out over the spectacular sea
I am the bride of Palestine
You will find me in every loving heart In the heart of every youth who loves The land of Palestine…
I am Jerusalem
Seek and find me
In every place in Palestine
Because I am the heart of Palestine.”

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.

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