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Article in PLO-funded youth magazine acknowledges Jewish history in Israel

Headline: “A village of Palestine: Kafr Yasif in Acre”
“Kafr Yasif is a village in the historic Palestinian Galilee, 11 kilometers from the city of Acre… Some say that the names Kafr Yasif – the village of Yusuf – Kafr Yasif are attributed to the Jewish leader Joseph son of Matityahu, known as Josephus Flavius, who rebelled against the Romans in 70 C.E. It is said that Kafr Yasif was given to him as a gift from the Caesar of Rome at the time, but he is not mentioned by the name Jose or Yasif in Josephus Flavius’ books, but as the village of Acre, and it is mentioned in the Talmud by the same name.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially 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. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing, May 2016). In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]