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Monday, December 03, 2012

'Palestinian' incitement worse than ever

Strategic Affairs Ministry Director General Yossi Kupperwasser told the cabinet on Sunday that 'Palestinian' incitement - as reflected in the incitement index - is worse than ever.
Kuperwasser was asked to give a briefing on the "incitement index" following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu termed that speech, where Abbas painted Israel in demonic colors, as "dripping with poison."
Commenting after Kuperwasser presented his quarterly findings, Netanyahu said "this is additional proof that we are not talking about a disagreement over territory, rather about the rejection of Israel's existence."
Netanyahu said the failure of the Palestinians to accept Israel's existence within any border is the "root of the conflict." He said Palestinian maps consistently showing "Palestine" as the entire area from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean illustrates proves a lack of acceptance of Israel's right to exist. 
Kuperwasser presented the cabinet with a power point presentation called the Culture of Peace and Incitement index in the PA."
The presentation provided examples, including those culled from Abbas speech on Thursday to the UN, as well as the one he gave to the same body on September 27, showing that  the Palestinian Authority, through its institutions and spokesman, is sending out three messages: the area between the River and the Sea would eventually be restored to the Palestinians; the demonization of Jews and Zionists in general, and Israelis and settlers in particular; and that all forms of struggle, including, the use of terrorism, are legitimate.
Kuperwasser told the ministers that monitoring the facebook sites of schools in the PA shows the degree to which the narrative that all of Israel will restored to Palestinians has traction. He brought a number of example of maps in school books and on the Fatah facebook page that do not show a state of Israel in any borders to illustrate this point.
As evidence of the demonization and de-humanization of Israelis, the power-point presentation included a quote from Abbas speech to the UN on Thursday in which he said that the creation of Israel represented "one of the most dreadful campaigns of ethnic cleansing and dispossession in modern history."
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