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Zayzafuna magazine calls PMW exposure of Hitler glorification in their mag a "misleading attack"

     "The management of the children's magazine Zayzafuna condemned the misleading attack led by Israeli media sources (i.e., the exposure by Palestinian Media Watch) concerning the ideas which were published in vol. 32 of Zayzafuna, in February 2011, following which the magazine was accused of incitement to violence. The magazine stated that what was written in the above-mentioned volume, by a 10-year-old girl who told Hitler, 'You are the one who killed the Jews', was only a dream. Her words were simply an accusation of him, and not a question, as the media sources had interpreted it. Out of concern for our children's sensibilities, Zayzafuna magazine emphasized that it opposes the culture of violence, murder and incitement by any party whatsoever, and that it is the right of peoples to live in security and in peace. The important question, if we're raising this issue, which was understood out of context, is, why in the first place a 10-year old girl is having nightmares [containing messages] opposed by our people, which longs for freedom, for life in its state... On a different subject, the magazine expressed surprise at the position of UNESCO in Ramallah concerning continued support for the magazine in the future, as stated in a letter which the international organization published in the press. The magazine called upon UNESCO, as a rational organization, not to give in to blackmail and to a one-sided view, and to retract its decision."
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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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