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Palestinian Media Watch presented a report in the Knesset this week detailing ongoing officially-taught hatred of Jews and Israel in the Palestinian Authority.

The report, entitled "Kill a Jew - Go To Heaven," documents the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ideology of hatred of Jews and Israel that is currently being taught in its schools and on its media. The report shows how the PA leadership mandates the killing of Jews - up to and including genocide - as a religious obligation.

The report notes, "The murder of Jews is presented not only as beneficial to Muslims and Arabs, but as necessary for all humankind... These findings are based on a thorough study and analysis of eight years of official PA television and PA-controlled daily newspapers. This report documents how this hate ideology has been taught consistently for years, well before the war started in September 2000, and continues even after the death of Yassir Arafat."

At the Knesset briefing to a group of 80 ambassadors and diplomats, Palestinian Media Watch Director Itamar Marcus presented many examples from the PA-controlled print and broadcast media, including numerous video excerpts. He showed the systematic way in which this hatred of Jews is promoted by the PA´s religious, political and academic elites, and is taught via cultural, educational, religious and even entertainment frameworks.

Marcus and Associate Director Barbara Crook authored the report. Minister of Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky requested the special presentation that Marcus gave the diplomats.

Minister Sharansky, together with Marcus, also presented “Kill a Jew - Go to Heaven” to the media this week in two separate press conferences.

Minister Sharansky sharply attacked the PA, stating, “Even as the Palestinian Authority works to prevent a few hundred terrorists from attacking Jews and Israelis, it prepares hundreds of thousands more.”

“As in Nazi Germany, there is an entire ´culture of hatred´ in Palestinian society today, from textbooks to crossword puzzles, from day camps to TV music videos," Sharansky added, "and the end result is the calling for the murder of Jews as Jews."

Marcus told Arutz-7 today, "There has been a drop in the number of incitement clips on PA television of late, but the message is no different. There are many articles giving the message that now is the time to reap the fruits of the past four years of violence. They call it resistance against Israel. There is no inkling of an indication that Israel has a right to exist."

This week, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) toured PA Television studios, instructing the director to "transmit the reality as it is, without censorship or cosmetics."

Gal Berger, of the News First Class website, reports, "Following Arafat´s death, there were reports in the Arab Media that Abu Mazen had ordered an end to incitement against Israel in the Palestinian media. PA elements criticized him... Abu Mazen´s remarks [to the TV director] are designed to be a response to the various critics on this matter."

The full report "Kill a Jew - Go to Heaven" builds a detailed case - 18 pages of quotes and cartoons from PA television and print media - showing that the PA campaign against the Jews has three stages:

  • Stage 1 defines what characterizes the Jew - "defective, corrupt, descendants of monkeys and pigs, enemy of God, etc."
  • Stage 2 demonstrates how these characteristics endanger the world, as the Jews "plan and execute heinous crimes, cause wars and disasters, endanger all humanity."
  • Stage 3 instructs how to fight back against the Jews, by subjugating and killing them. (IsraelNationalNews © 01/27/05)

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