Israeli security officials recently presented the annual “Palestinian Incitement Index,” which includes findings from recent months, during which peace talks have been taking place. The findings demonstrate that incitement against Israel (and Jews as such) is continuing in the state-controlled Palestinian media, and that during the period of negotiations, not only did incitement not decrease, but in certain areas it even increased.
The data suggests that incitement encompasses several main messages:
- Israel has no right to exist, and Jews have no link to the Holy Land;
- The Jews are sub-human creatures and must be dealt with accordingly;
- In principle, all forms of struggle, including terrorism, are legitimate in order to realize the final goal.
Though the documentation on Palestinian incitement was made available to foreign journalists – and subsequently covered even by the New York Times – the Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood, never shy about framing every Israeli announcement on housing tenders across the green line as an obstacle to peace – has not, as of yet, reported on the disturbing findings.
Click here for the Incitement Slideshow that was released by the government.
(Note: The video clips seen in some slides can be viewed by clicking on the image.)
Adam Levick is the managing editor of CiF Watch, an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).