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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Annapolis, the morning after

Palestinian Media Watch reports that this commercial that was shown on 'Palestinian Authority' television today, the morning after the Annapolis conference.

Just a day after Israeli and Palestinian leaders at the Annapolis peace conference pledged to negotiate a peace treaty by the end of 2008, Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority continues to paint a picture for its people of a world without Israel.

An information clip produced by the Palestinian Authority Central Bureau of Statistics and rebroadcast today on Abbas-controlled Palestinian television, shows a map in which Israel is painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag, symbolizing Israel turned into a Palestinian state.

The description of all of the state of Israel as "Palestine" is not coincidental, and is part of a formal, systematic educational approach throughout the Palestinian Authority. This uniform message of a world without Israel is repeated in school books, children's programs, crossword puzzles, video clips, formal symbols, school and street names, etc. The picture painted for the Palestinian population, both verbally and visually, is of a world without Israel.
The fact that this campaign continues before the ink on the Annapolis agreement is even dry appears to contradict the central promise of the Palestinians at the Annapolis conference: that Israel has a right to exist.
Maybe the UN can use the map for tomorrow's annual International Day of Solidarity with the 'Palestinian' people.


At 12:07 AM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

I don't know if you'll see this, but I linked to you in this post:


I don't know how to do "pings" or "trackbacks," or whatever they are, so this is the only way I have of announcing this.


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