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PLO youth magazine Zayzafuna: Israelis invented the name "Phoenicians"

Zayzafuna published a page entitled Fun that presents what it calls Facts about "Palestine":
     “Did you know that the Phoenicians were themselves Canaanites, but the Israelis gave them this name in order to stir friction between the two.”

Note: This has no basis in fact. The Phoenicians were a Semitic or Canaanite people who settled along the coast of Canaan. Israel had nothing to do with their name.
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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