ARAB PRESS: PMW Director: "No Qualitative Change in PA Incitement" (INN-ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) ‘Kill a Jew - Go to Heaven’ 01/27/05)
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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. Stage 1 defines what characterizes the Jew - "defective,
corrupt, descendants of monkeys and pigs, enemy of God, etc."
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
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
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
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 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
killing them. (IsraelNationalNews © 01/27/05)
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