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Zayzafuna youth magazine rewrites sports history

Zayzafuna published a page entitled Fun that presents what it calls Facts about "Palestine":
“Did you know that Palestine is the first Arab state to have played against England, in 1929 in Jerusalem.”

Note: This is false. There never was a country or state of “Palestine,” and in 1929 “Palestine” referred to the geographic area of the British mandate, whose residents were both Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Arabs.
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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