For the marking of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, Palestinian Media Watch documented the continuous anti-Semitism of Palestinian Authority TV (PA TV), most recently in a film the channel broadcasted about the Fatah movement.
Earlier in January, the PA TV film opened with the statement that Europe has “suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews.” The film continued that “faced with the Jews’ schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government.”
“In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy,” the film said. “The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews.” The film also claims that the 1917 Balfour Declaration was supported by European governments as a way to get rid of Jews in their countries.