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March 25, 2013 10:42 am
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The PA Continues to Advocate for Israel’s Destruction

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Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. Photo: PMW.

Calls for liberating “Palestine” have been reverberating among the various Palestinian political factions for decades.

Hamas actively pursues Israel’s destruction, but how does the Palestinian Authority (PA) differ from the terrorist organization?

A recent Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) report highlights the PA’s continued efforts to propagate the Palestinian refugees’ “right of return” within Israel. This narrative is perpetuated at the core of PA schools and is clearly disseminated throughout history, civics, and Arabic language textbooks. For example, MEMRI points to a fourth grade textbook, which says, “Four and a half million Palestinians live in the diaspora outside Palestine… Most are refugees waiting to return to the motherland, from which they were expelled.”

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Other examples start as early as second grade and run throughout primary school textbooks. By subjecting children to continuous propaganda regarding an eventual “return” to Israeli cities like Haifa and Jaffa, the PA is clearly indoctrinating future generations on the virtues of a one-state solution. In that scenario, Palestinians would outnumber Israelis stripping Jews of a homeland.

This tactic is part of the broader strategy of subjugating younger generations of Palestinians to propaganda that glorifies terrorists and advocates for violent jihad for the purposes of destroying the Jewish state.

The Palestinian culture of death has been exposed in various forms throughout the years. Among the more notorious examples was a children’s television program that featured a Mickey Mouse knockoff calling for martyrdom and violence against Jews. Moreover, MEMRI reports that the PA continues to praise terrorists such as Dalal Al-Mughrabi, commemorating the anniversary of a terrorist attack which killed 35 Israelis and injured dozens of civilians. Former and current PA officials continue to glorify such atrocities, describing Mughrabi as an inspirational figure and role model.

Furthermore, PA President Mahmoud Abbas recently claimed that there is “no difference between [the PA’s] policies and those of Hamas.” Based on the PA’s educational curriculum, media dissemination, and terrorist glorification, the international community must look behind the PA’s doublespeak before pressuring Israel to make further concessions.

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  • Yoel Nitzarim

    This is spring break. I have memory essays and argumentative-synthesis essays to evaluate. I sit here at the computer with the latter weight on mind and eagerly type down the dots I have just connected during dinner. Last week President Obama averred that Israel is the Jewish homeland. He averred that he loved sitting at the seder table In The White House and participating in the seder. He averred that he wanted his daughters to know about the seder and the history behind it. He averred that the Jewish people have a homeland, the Jewish State of Israel. a mantra that the Jewish nation has repeated every seder for 3,000 years is “Next Year in Jerusalem.” The dots are approaching their final destination. In a highly elucidating article by Daniel Gavron, “King David and Jerusalem: Myth and Reality,” for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affair, written in 2003, according to the Book of Samuel, 24:24, in the Bible, the city of Jerusalem was bought from Araunah, the Jebusite, for fifty shekels and conquered by King David, the leader of the Israelites, a Jew. Much more recently, Prof. Yigdal Yadin postulated that the place where David’s fort was located could very well have been the ancient Hittite capital, Hattusha. Even more recently, on July 21, 1993, a team of archeologists led by Prof. Avraham Biran, made a remarkable discovery at Tel Dan in the northern part of Israel: a triangular piece of basalt with the inscription “The House or Dynasty of David” in Aramaic, circa ninth century BCE. Here is the point where all of the dots are connected: The modern Jewish State of Israel has declared that the indivisible, undivided city of Jerusalem is its capital. If, according to President Barack Obama, Israel is at once the Jewish homeland and the Jewish state, then it must be concluded that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish State of Israel. When the United States of America, the leader of the Free World, follows the lead of its duly elected President, moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and proclaims publicly that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish State of Israel, the European Union, China, Russia, Canada, Australia, the countries of the African continent, the countries of South America and Central America, and the rest of the world will naturally follow suit.

  • richard sherman

    No suprise here…antisemetism is foundational to islam because muslims are required to revere a sociopath named Muhmmad who orgiasticly decapitated 900 unarmed Jews at Quarayza….muslims celebrate Quarayza the same way National Socialists celebrate Auschwitz…

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