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Logo of Palestinian writers' union includes rifle over map that erases Israel

Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook  |
Logo of Palestinian writers' union includes rifle
over map of "Palestine" that erases Israel 

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 19, 2011]
PMW has documented that the official maps of the Palestinian Authority - as displayed in its offices, at PA and Fatah events, and in schoolbooks - erase all of Israel and replace it with "Palestine."

Professional unions and private organizations also display maps depicting all of Israel as "Palestine." At a meeting of the General Union of Palestinian Writers last week, the union's logo was on display, showing a rifle and a quill over a map of "Palestine" that replaced Israel.

President Barack Obama has criticized such maps as a security threat to Israel -- in the same category as the threat from terrorist groups who want to destroy Israel:

"I will never compromise when it comes to Israel's security. Not when there are still voices that deny the Holocaust. Not when there are terrorist groups and political leaders committed to Israel's destruction. Not when there are maps across the Middle East that don't even acknowledge Israel's existence."
[AIPAC Conference, June 4, 2008]

See more examples of maps in PA schoolbooks, government ministries, and other public as well as private bodies whose logos replace all of Israel with "Palestine."