Monday, January 28, 2013

PA Antisemitism


PA Antisemitism

PA TV on Jews:
"Europe could not bear 
their character traits... corruption"

Balfour Declaration was
"ideal solution to get rid of them"

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

On International Holocaust Day, Palestinian Media Watch documents that messages of Antisemitism and hatred of Jews continue to be transmitted by official Palestinian Authority TV.

Earlier this month, on Fatah's 48th anniversary, PA TV broadcast a new film about the history of the Fatah movement: "Fatah: Revolution until Victory." The filmmakers 

chose to open the film by expressing classic Antisemitic demonization of Jews, stating that Europe "suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews." Having Jews living among them placed a great burden on Europeans:
"Faced with the Jews' schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government."

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Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA for years has explained Zionism as a European plot to be rid of its Jews.

The film explains that this eventually led to the expulsion of the Jews from England, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy, because of European suffering from the Jews' presence. Finally, when the Balfour Declaration facilitated the establishment of "a national homeland" for the Jews, Europe supported it because it "saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."

PMW documents PA Holocaust libels and misappropriation.

PMW also documents PA's ongoing Antisemitism and demonization of Jews.


The following is the excerpt of the PA TV broadcast on Fatah that demonized Jews:
"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 European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them."
[PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013]


http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=8465