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Arrow Protest: Red Cross Headquarters or Hamas Base?

Protest: Red Cross Headquarters or Hamas Base?




A group of concerned citizens held a protest outside the Red Cross offices in Jerusalem last night, demanding an end to what they called the “disgrace” taking place in the heart of the capital.

Three Hamas leaders, fearful of arrest and/or deportation by Israeli authorities, have taken refuge in the Red Cross offices, near the Shimon HaTzaddik/Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. They have been receiving visitors for more than two months, giving press interviews, and in general making themselves at home there both personally and professionally.

David Ish-Shalom, who organized the protest, told INN TV, “The police and government are, for the meanwhile, allowing Hamas leaders safe haven just 100 meters away from the National Police Headquarters – precisely as Hamas plans more terrorist attacks, perhaps from this very place, of the kind they perpetrated last week in which four Jews were killed and two were wounded.”

“We are here to demonstrate against both the Israeli government and the Red Cross,” another protestor, Dr. Aryeh Bachrach of the Terrorist Victims Association, said. “How can the government allow this situation to continue, in which diplomatic asylum is given to Hamas leaders in the heart of the country? ... At the same time, we believe that it is an unacceptable disgrace for the Red Cross, which is supposed to be a neutral organization working for peace, to not demand and insist and receive the right to visit Gilad Shalit, while at the same time it hosts and gives support and asylum to the leaders of the very organization that is holding him captive. This is hypocrisy that we cannot ignore.”

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Arrow Hamas’s Preview for Peace »

Hamas’s Preview for Peace
Spilling Israeli blood to mark the start of peace negotiations
by Ryan Mauro






The Israelis and the Palestinian Authority have renewed peace negotiations, with Defense Minister Ehud Barak going so far as to state that the division of Jerusalem is on the table. Hamas has predictably reacted by shooting four Israeli civilians to death in the West Bank, followed by a second shooting that injured two. The attacks underscored that there can never be anything near peace until Hamas is dismantled and Palestinian public opinion comes to accept the reality of Israel’s existence.

Hamas openly declared responsibility for the attack. The Palestinian Authority subsequently arrested over 150 members of Hamas in the West Bank and President Mahmoud Abbas said that Hamas was trying to sabotage the peace process and the attack “can’t be regarded as an act of resistance.” However, Abbas was careful not to appear like he’s siding with Israel, saying he “condemns all acts that target Palestinian and Israeli civilians.”

The location of the two attacks is telling. Hamas utilized its operatives in the West Bank, which is governed by the Palestinian Authority. This was done to remind Fatah and the P.A. as a whole of their strength and force their rivals into a conundrum: Retaliate against Hamas, looking pro-Israel and potentially igniting an internal conflict they may not win or do nothing, probably causing the talks to collapse and Israeli retaliation in the West Bank.

Hamas also needs the conflict with Israel to take center stage again as its popularity has declined. In the Gaza Strip where the terrorist group governs, only 37 percent of the residents support Hamas and 52 percent view it negatively. Hamas is actually more popular in the West Bank where it doesn’t govern with a 47 percent approval rating. Nearly 80 percent of Palestinians feel it is “essential” that a final settlement result in a Palestinian state that paves over Israel. It is therefore in Hamas’ political interest to position itself as the group most aggressively pursuing this, making Fatah look like the compromiser.

The P.A.’s arrest of Hamas operatives is just the latest in a series of escalations. Hamas has tortured and killed members of Fatah since taking power in Gaza, and Abbas subtlety blamed Hamas for the Israel’s launching of Operation Cast Lead. Violent clashes have occurred between the two for years. Both sides have refused to allow supporters of the other to work for their governments, often arresting and abusing them. Hamas has dissolved over 100 organizations controlled by Fatah members and bans those that were a part of the former government from serving. After the flotilla incident, the Palestinian Authority refused to let Hamas protests form in its territory.

David Bedein, the Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research in Jerusalem and Bureau Chief of the Israel Resource News Agency, said that this fighting should not be interpreted as a sign that Fatah is a force for peace.

“There is no peace process. What you have here is a series of jockeying of positions before the next round of active war,” Bedein told FrontPage. He continued, “In the Levantine culture, there are rival extended families, known as Hamulot, who, during routine quarrels, will kill, torture, rape or maim one another and, the next day, sit down for dinner with one another.”

Bedein added that the Palestinian Authority is “totalitarian” and that the Hamas presence in the West Bank exists with their knowledge and permission. “At no time has the P.A. ever taken serious punitive action against Hamas in the wake of Hamas’ terror attacks,” he said.

Hamas is openly committed to Israel’s destruction and its charter is anti-Semitic. While Hamas claims it is fighting for Palestinian nationhood, it is really a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization seeking to bring the world under Shariah Law. To Hamas, the peace negotiations are a means to an end. Mahmoud al-Zahna, the chief of Hamas in Gaza, said in June that “This is our plan for this stage-to liberate the West Bank and Gaza, without recognizing Israel’s right to a single inch of

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Arrow Gaza Terror Attack on Israeli Kibbutz Heralds Jewish New Year

Gaza Terror Attack on Israeli Kibbutz Heralds Jewish New Year




Gaza terrorists launched a mortar attack on children and their parents in southern Israel Wednesday, just hours before the start of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year.

One mortar exploded close to several kindergarten buildings in a Negev kibbutz, just half an hour before the children were set to arrive.

No one was wounded in the attack, which occurred in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council district, but at least one of the buildings was damaged.
Miraculously, the shell landed between two of the buildings, according to one of the residents, who noted that things “could have ended very differently.”

The school building that was damaged by the explosion had a fortified roof – but no other part of the building is protected. Area officials have been discussing the issue with security personnel, asking for total reinforcement of the community's public buildings.

Yenina, one of the mothers who brought her son to school not long after the attack explained, “We are continuing as usual – we have no other choice. It's a holiday today. People's faces look a lot less happy today, but the buildings are protected and parents are bringing their children to school.

“We heard the explosion – to our great sorry, it was a mortar, which doesn't activate the Color Red system, the way a Kassam rocket does. So actually, it was the explosion that told us there had been an attack.

“This is the most frightening aspect of the situation, although in actuality, rockets can land anywhere. What's important to note is that it is not quiet here. Almost every day a mortar or Kassam rocket lands. It happens all the time.”

Overnight, the western Negev was also struck by a Kassam rocket attack launched by terrorists. Those residents of Sderot and the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council district who were not cooking and otherwise preparing for the holiday, were rudely awakened by the scream of the Color Red air raid siren at about 2:00 a.m. Within 15 seconds, at least one rocket exploded in the area, but did not cause damage, and no one was wounded in the attack.

Local residents told Israel National News that attacks from Gaza have sharply escalated following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's trip to Washington D.C. for direct talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah Leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Home Front Command recommended Wednesday that kindergartens in the region be kept open in order to provide a safe indoor facility in which children can play for hours leading up to the holiday, which begins at sunset.


Judea, Samaria Crossings Closed
In other security news, the security crossings from Judea and Samaria were closed overnight for the duration of the Rosh HaShanah New Year's holiday.

Although the holiday does not begin until sunset Wednesday, the crossings closed one minute prior to midnight Tuesday night, September 7, and will not reopen until September 11, one minute prior to midnight late Saturday night.

Per standard practice, persons in need of medical attention, will be allowed to pass through. The passage of humanitarian aid, as well as doctors, medical personnel, NGO members, attorneys and additional professionals will be coordinated by the Civil Administration.

“Additionally, special accommodations were made in light of the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr for the purpose of family visitations,” the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.


Border Crossing?
Journalists have been warned by the IDF Spokesperson, who coordinates all statements with the Government Press Office (GPO), to prepare passports and visas as well as standard press credentials to pass through the crossings, in much the same way as one would for travel to a different country.

“In order to pass, media personnel with Israeli or dual citizenship are required to sign release forms prior to visiting the A areas and are encouraged to coordinate their passage in advance with the IDF Spokesperson's News Desk,” the statement said.
(IsraelNationalNews.com)

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Arrow Song of violence and death repeated seven times on PA TV

Song of violence and death repeated seven times on PA TV

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik




PA TV has rebroadcast a song and dance glorifying violence and death. The song first appeared in June, and has since been rebroadcast six times, including its latest reappearance on Sept. 21.

The segment first appeared as part of the PLO's Third Palestinian Culture and Education Festival held in Ramallah. It included dancers holding rifles aloft, while singing: "My weapon has emerged...There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand," and, "He who offers his blood doesn't care if his blood flows upon the ground."

Since then, PA TV has chosen to rebroadcast it six more times: June 24, July 9, July 13, July 16, July 20 and again last week. The Sept. 21st broadcast also included an interview with the writer of the song.



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"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged...
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged...
He who offers his blood doesn't care if his blood flows upon the ground...
As the weapon of revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."

[PA TV (Fatah), broadcast live June 4, 2010,
and rebroadcast on June 24, July 9, July 13,
July 16, July 20 and Sept. 21, 2010]
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Arrow Killing of Israelis must be timed just right, says the PA

Killing of Israelis must be timed just right, says the PA


http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3125


by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Sept. 15, 2010

Published under the title:
Just a question of timing?

When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently spoke in Washington and publicly condemned the killings of four Israelis by Hamas terrorists near Hebron, it generated a feeling of cautious optimism: “What happened yesterday and what is happening today is also condemned. We do not want at all that any blood be shed, one drop of blood, on the part of the – from the Israelis or the Palestinians,” Abbas said.

After years during which glorifying terror and honoring terrorists has been a backbone of PA culture, was this statement heralding real change? Unfortunately, an examination of the internal PA responses to the attack, when not under the watchful eyes of Barack Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu and the world media, quickly erased hope that the PA had distanced itself from terror.

A comparison by Palestinian Media Watch (www.palwatch.org) of the PA response to the murders of four Israeli civilians to their reaction to the deaths during the flotilla confrontations, emphasizes that the PA’s response to Hamas’s attack was not a condemnation of terror or violence at all.

The central and recurring theme of PA leaders and PA-controlled media in response to Hamas’s attack was criticism of the timing of the attack because of the damage done to the Palestinian cause, and not criticism of the killings themselves. The PA’s central and recurring theme in response to the deaths on the flotilla was strong condemnation of what the PA repeatedly defined as “a massacre” and “a crime.”

The day after the Hamas killings, official PA media reported that “Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad said that the operation which took place tonight in the Hebron area and its timing, harms the efforts being made by the PLO to gather international support for the Palestinian position… He said: ‘We condemn this operation, which contradicts the Palestinian interests and the efforts of the Palestinian leadership to gather international support...’” [PLO news agency Wafa, Aug. 31, 2010]

Abbas, when he returned to Ramallah, like Fayyad, lashed out at his political rival, Hamas, for the timing of the shootings: “He [Abbas] said that the recent shooting operations in the West Bank did not constitute resistance: ‘… For why isn’t [Hamas] resistance happening every day, and isn’t happening at all, except on the day we went to negotiations?!… Why did resistance become legitimate only today?” [Al- Ayyam, Sept. 6, 2010]

The PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash in his Friday sermon after the killings continued this PA line as he condemned the timing, even accusing Hamas of trying to help Netanyahu: “What is the secret of the timing for carrying out armed operations in the West Bank? We want to know the secret of the timing… Suddenly! – the moment that President Abbas reaches Washington, the moment that Netanyahu finds himself in the corner, pressed, forced to adapt and accommodate himself to the international approach, suddenly there is a respite for Netanyahu, and the Palestinians are in distress [because of the attacks]…” [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 3, 2010]

SO THE PA objected to the timing of the killings. Actually, were the PA sincere in their intention to condemn the killings, the attack in Hebron was a great opportunity for them to send a clear message to their people that violence is wrong and immoral. If it was violence that they wanted to condemn, timing could not have been better. Yet, none of the PA leaders seized this opportunity to condemn violence because it is wrong.

When the Palestinian Authority wants to send a clear message and seriously condemn what it perceives as terror, it knows how to do it. After the flotilla confrontation in May, the PA controlled daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida in a series of articles called Israel “pirates, murderers, barbarians, transgressors of international law, lacking any connection with humanity,” [June 3] and referred to Israeli conduct as “more than piracy and more serious than a massacre in its ugliness and its inhumanity. It is worse than a crime… a gang dressed up as a state,” [June 5] and called to “protect humanity from Israeli fascism… Another barbaric Israeli massacre, bringing shame upon humanity and the civilized world… Israeli savagery… a massacre against humanity.” [June 1] Tayseer Tamimi, then PA Chief Justice of Religious Court “denounced the shameful crime,” [Al- Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2010].

Abbas himself demonstrated that when motivated, he too knows how to send a clear message of condemnation.“Israel has carried out a great crime” [Al-Ayyam, June 17, 2010], he said, referring to “the killing of innocent people,“ [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 27, 2010], terming it “premeditated and with determination to kill” [PA TV, May 31, 2010] and that Palestinians were “subjected to state terrorism” [Al- Hayat Al-Jadida, June 3, 2010].

WHEN THE PA wanted to condemn Israel’s conduct in the flotilla confrontations, the recurring themes were “a new crime”, “a great crime”, “a long list of crimes”, “enemy crimes”, as well as “massacre”, “bloody massacre” and “massacre against humanity.”

On the other hand, never once was the murder of four Israeli civilians called a “crime” and certainly not “a massacre.”

No PA leader condemned these killings saying simply that killing is wrong. In fact, even Abbas in Washington in his condemnation spoke not about a crime, a killing, or a shooting but chose to condemn “what happened yesterday.”

Confirming the perception that the PA has not ceased its terror glorification, the PA Minster of Prisoners visited the homes of prisoners serving life sentences for murder, right after the Hamas killings. The celebrations over Abbas’s “condemnation” of terror and the killing of Israeli civilians were clearly premature.

This PA focus on the timing of terror must be understood not as a shift in PA tactic but as part of the long-term ongoing Palestinian policy. Senior member of the Palestinian negotiating team, Nabil Sha’ath, after the Palestinian Authority called for the cessation of violence a few months ago, explained repeatedly that the “armed conflict” had to be temporarily put on hold “because of the inability to engage in the armed struggle, which has become undesirable now, although it is the right of the Palestinian people…” [May 20, 2010] “The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection … especially since the armed struggle at the present time is not possible, or is not effective…” [May 21] “It is our right to return to the armed conflict whenever we view that as our people’s interest.’” [June 7, all in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida]

THE WORST problem about the PA’s criticism of the timing of the Hamas attack is that far from being the condemnation of terror that the world cheered, it is just the opposite: it is a reiteration of terror. The message Palestinians take from their leaders following this murder of four civilians is that terror remains a valid political tool – when the timing is right and when there is political gain. As senior PA leader Muhammad Dahlan explained: “This [the violent resistance] is our right, a legal right. The international community affirms it for us. But it is the responsibility of the leadership to use it when it wants, in the proper place and at the proper time.” [PA TV (Fatah) July 22, 2009]

If the PA wants to be a peace partner it must sincerely renounce and condemn terror, and the PA must stop honoring terrorist murderers and turning them into Palestinian heroes. This must be done not in Washington but in the PA areas and in Arabic. If the PA continues to glorify terror and condemn only its poor timing, then Israel still does not have a peace partner.

http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=188099
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Arrow Islamists Burn Down Luxury Water Park in Gaza



http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=188602


Unidentified gunmen set fire Sunday to the Crazy Water Park, one of the Gaza Strip’s most popular entertainment sites.

Eyewitnesses said that at least 25 men participated in the predawn attack. The gunmen beat the two night watchmen, bound their hands and confiscated their mobile phones before setting the complex on fire, they said.

Manager Ala al-Araj, a former cabinet minister in the unity government formed after the Palestinian Authority elections in 2006, said that the water park was closed down by Hamas two weeks ago. He said that no one was injured in the attack, which destroyed the Gaza City resort completely.

No group claimed responsibility for the arson and the Hamas government, which issued a strong condemnation, promised to pursue the perpetrators and bring them to trial.

Two human rights organizations also condemned the torching of the water park and called for an immediate investigation.

“The attackers stormed the resort using a four-wheel drive vehicle,” one of the guards told a human rights group. “Then they and another group of gunmen set fire to the two main buildings, a Beduin tent and 300 nargilas [water pipes].”

The Hamas government had ordered the closure of Crazy Water Park for three weeks under the pretext that it did not have a proper license.

Last month, Hamas policemen raided the resort and expelled dozens of men and women who had gathered for a fast-breaking meal during Ramadan. The owner of the facility was summoned for questioning and warned not to hold events where men and women sit together.

Sources in the Gaza Strip said that Hamas has been targeting the water park because the owners violated an order banning women from smoking nargilas in public places.

Last week, the Hamas authorities closed down the Sama seaside restaurant, also in Gaza City, where a woman was seen smoking a nargila.

Human rights activists said that Hamas has recently stepped up its efforts to impose strict Islamic observances in the Gaza Strip.

They noted that last week Hamas closed down the Aseel Horse Club, also under the pretext that it was operating without a proper license.

Hamas policemen also raided the Beach Hotel and handed the owner an order closing it down for three days, because one of the hotel restaurants had allowed a woman to smoke a nargila.

Two weeks ago, Hamas policemen also stormed two halls in Gaza City where cultural events were taking place and kicked out the guests.

The owners of the halls were asked to sign a pledge that they would not host such events in the future.

Ehab Ghissin, spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry, condemned the attack on Crazy Water Park, describing it as a “criminal case.”

He vowed that Hamas would do its utmost to capture the culprits. He added that the resort had been closed down because of “violations of the law,” but did not elaborate.


The Crazy Water Aqua Fun Park was opened in May. The landscaped park featured three swimming pools, a canal 100 meters long, three water slides, ponds with pedal boats, a restaurant, a cafe, and a quiet area shaded by a tent where adults could sit on carpets and listen to music.

Admission was NIS 10, but using the water slide cost another NIS 5, and going into the pool cost an extra NIS 20.

The atmosphere was secular, with popular tunes playing over the loudspeakers and women dressed in Western clothing.




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Arrow Palestinian 'Men' Sexually Assault Female Peace Activists

Two activists have exposed a disturbing phenomenon that they say is an open secret within the “peace camp”: female “peace” activists are routinely harassed and raped by the Arabs of Judea and Samaria with whom they have come to identify. They say the phenomenon has gotten worse lately and that many foreign women end up as wives of local Arabs against their will, but cannot escape their new homes.

Roni Aloni Sedovnik, a feminist activist, penned an article in News1 – an independent website run by respected investigative reporter Yoav Yitzchak – under the heading “The Left's Betrayal of Female Peace Activists Who were Sexually Assaulted.”

“A nauseous atrocity has been going on for a long time behind the scenes at the leftists' demonstration at Bil'in, Naalin and Sheikh Jarrah [Shimon HaTzaddik],” she writes. “A dark secret that threatens to smash the basic ideological values upon which the demand to end the occupation of the Territories rests.”

It turns out, she explains, that when female peace activists from Israel and abroad come out to Judea and Samaria and demonstrate against the Israeli “occupation,” they are assaulted sexually by the Arab men whom they have come to help. These are not isolated incidents, Aloni-Sedovnik stresses. Rather, this is an “ongoing and widespread” phenomenon that includes verbal and physical abuse. She accuses the 'peace' camp of purposely covering up the trend so as not to offend “the Palestinians and their heritage, which sees women as sexual objects.”


Media cover-up
Aloni-Sedovnik cites two specific cases which she has knowledge of – one is a case of rape and another is “severe sexual harassment.” The attackers in both cases, she stresses, were familiar with the victims and knew that they were “peace activists.”

The rape occurred several months ago in the village of Umm Salmona, near Bethlehem. The victim, an American activist, wanted to press charges but leftist activists put pressure on her not to do so, so as not to damage the struggle against the 'occupation.'

The second case involved an Israeli activist who took part in the demonstrations at Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, where the High Court ruled that Jewish families may move into homes that they have owned for generations. This woman filed a complaint with the police but retracted it after “severe and unfair pressure” from the demonstrations' organizers, according to Aloni-Sedovnik. Furthermore, the organizers appealed to demonstrators to dress modestly when they come to the Arab neighborhoods and suggested that they wear head scarves.
Aloni-Sedovnik accuses the Israeli media of complicity in the cover-up.
“How is it that we do not hear the voice of the radical feminists who repeat, day and night, that occupation is occupation, and it does not matter if it is a nation that is doing the subjugation, or a man who is subjugating a woman?
"It appears that there is a gap between the radical-leftist feminist theory about the active resistance to the occupation of the Territories, and the stuttering self-annulment in the face of the violent conquest of women.”
The Umm Salmona case was reported in Haaretz as an attempted rape but does not seem to have made it beyond the blog pages.


Foreign women raped and subjugated
Earlier this year, a blogger and literature buff named Yehudah Bello, who writes in various venues about history and the theory of evolution, wrote a blog post with the striking title: “The Female Leftist Activists are Raped Day after Day, Night after Night.” Bello is no ultra-nationalist, and he supports the creation of a PA state – a fact which makes his claims all the more believable.

Most female leftist European activists, writes Bello, are brainwashed in their youth into hating Israel, and then sent directly into Judea and Samaria, without spending a single night in Tel Aviv, lest they see civilian Israeli society for themselves and find that they like it. They are whisked off to Shechem, Jenin and other PA towns and housed in Arab educational or cultural facilities, or private homes. Local Arab girls are sent to befriend them and they have no choice but to trust them.

It is is easy, explains Bello, “to carry out a sexual crime against a foreign girl, in her first days away from her family, in a place where no police have ever visited. And this is what happens, and has happened.”

"I was told of such rape cases by women who are not Jewish: a female European leftist activist, a female Red Cross volunteer and a young Arab woman from Yafo,” he says. He says that he met these women when he carried out IDF reserve duty, and met them afterward as well. “They told me what goes on there, in the Palestinian villages, far from any prying eye.”

"These are not just cases of rape carried out to satisfy lust,” he writes. “Usually, they are carried out systematically in order to make the girl pregnant and then take her as a wife – after she converts to Islam, of course. We know about this system from the stories of women who underwent a similar process within Israel and escaped to Europe. But it is hard to escape from the Palestinian territories. Sometimes these women – some of whom are no longer young – are never allowed to leave their homes unaccompanied, in order to forestall their escape.”

If someone were to compare the list of foreign female activists who enter Judea and Samaria to the list of those who leave, Bello claims, the magnitude of the phenomenon would be proven. “Everyone knows about it, but no one dares talk about it. The Palestinians have been turned into martyrs. In the Middle Eastern television channels, IDF soldiers are represented as the brutal rapists, who rape Palestinian women.”

New Israel Fund involvement
The reports by Aloni-Sedovnik and Bello are of particular interest because feminist groups have been spearheading leftist activism in Israel for many years. According to Gila Svirsky, the former director of the New Israel Fund in Israel and founder of NIF-sponsored Women's Coalition for Peace, “women’s peace organizations, known collectively as the Israeli women’s peace movement, became the most vibrant and persistent part of the peace camp in Israel.” These groups espouse an ideology which equates militarism (by Israelis) with male domination of women. Far from being a fringe element, leftist-feminists of this ilk are a dominant force in the Israeli academic world, the press, the Knesset and the judicial system.
(IsraelNationalNews.com)

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139738
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Arrow The Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations – A Current Overview

The Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations
A Current Overview
By: C. Jacob and L. Barkan *
Introduction
On September 2, 2010, direct negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel resumed in Washington, DC. In contrast to the grim atmosphere on the Palestinian side prior to the meetingswhenPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed reluctantly, as if under duress, to participate in the negotiations – during the negotiations themselves the atmosphere was considerably lighter. Very quickly, however, the Palestinian leaders, headed by Abbas, reiterated their declaration that they would make no concessions, and even threatened that if their demands were not met, and if the freeze on the settlements were not extended, they would quit the talks. Most of them expressed pessimism about the negotiations' chances for success.

As the talks resumed, Palestinian opposition forces attempted to torpedo the process with terror attacks. These were backed by Iran, which is striving to delegitimize the Palestinian Authority. In response, the PA representatives mounted an unprecedentedly ruthless attack on Iran, which included a call for bringing down the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.



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A majority of Palestinian Authority Arabs supported a recent murderous terror attack against Israeli civilians, according to a new poll conducted in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The survey was funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ramallah.

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) randomly polled 1,270 adults from September 30 to October 2. The survey immediately followed the expiration of Israel’s 10-month freeze on Jewish construction in territories, which ended on September 26, and came while PA officials were deciding whether to continue or abandon direct negotiations that had begun with Israel earlier in the month.

It also followed by several weeks two bloody attacks by Hamas and Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades operatives who shot Israeli civilians driving on Highway 60 in Judea and Samaria. Four Jews were murdered, including a pregnant woman, on August 31 just after dusk at the Bani Nayim junction two miles south of the twin Jewish Judean communities of Kiryat Arba-Hevron.

The next night, terrorists shot and wounded two more Jews in a second attack on the same road a few minutes north of Jerusalem, near the Rimonim junction in Samaria.

Among the respondents, 51 percent supported the murderous terror attacks by Hamas operatives on Israeli civilians near the Bani Nayim junction, with only 44 percent opposed. There was higher support for the attack among respondents from Gaza (61 percent) than in Judea and Samaria (44 percent).

There was overwhelming opposition to the PA security crackdown on Hamas that followed the murders: 76 percent of the respondents opposed the crackdown, and only 20 percent expressed support.

In addition, only 39 percent of respondents said they believed that the motivation behind the attack was Hamas’s “resistance” to the “occupation” and settlers; nearly half -- 49 percent -- said they believed the terrorist group was driven by its desire to derail Washington’s launch of the direct talks between Israel and the PA.

A clear majority of 66 percent agreed with Hamas's motivation, in fact, and responded that it wants the PA to pull out of those direct talks; only 30 percent supports PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas continuing negotiations with Israel.


More people in Judea and Samaria than in Gaza said they wanted to abandon the negotiations with Israel-- 68 percent in Judea and Samaria and 62 percent in Gaza.
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this is an article from September.
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It was just posted on Memri. It is still valid for informational and historical context of the conflict.
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The Iran-Hamas Connection
The real -- and frightening -- obstacle to the "peace" talks
by Anav Silverman






It becomes more apparent that with each passing year, the Arab-Israeli conflict gets a new facelift in the media headlines. Many notable news sources demonize Israel in the most “objective” manner possible, concentrating always on angles irrelevant to the real conflict. When foreign journalists come to Israel with their notebooks, pens, and preconceived notions, there is very little chance that their audience back home will have the opportunity to understand the conflict in an unbiased way. An overabundance of misinformation places Israel and her citizens into a very vulnerable position.

On the day that the settlement freeze expired, CNN featured the following headline in big bold lettering on its news site: “Palestinians: We fear Violent Israeli Settlers.” The article focused on one Palestinian family, using them as the only example to support the story’s sensational title. What the article did not point out was that that for many Palestinians, settlement construction is a major part of their livelihood and that many are currently out of work due to the freeze. Even more sadly, stories highlighting friendly relations that do exist between Israeli settlers and Palestinians rarely appear in Western media. The first West Bank team in Israel’s amateur American football league, which includes Israeli settlers and Palestinians, has largely been ignored by most mainstream news outlets, including CNN.

This sort of misrepresentation of the conflict is further strengthened with such articles, as “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace,” published in Times on September 2. The author, Karl Vicks, writes that “the truth is that Israelis are no longer preoccupied [with peace],” rather, they are busy “making money and enjoying the rays of late summer.” Photos of Israelis smoking hookah on the Ashdod beach appear alongside the article. Vicks bases his argument primarily on two Israeli real-estate agents, Eli and Heli from Ashdod, whose viewpoints he uses to represent the opinions of close to six million other Israeli Jews.

But media networks aren’t the only ones assigning wrongful and misdirected blame as to who is at fault for Mideast tensions; government officials are also echoing their sentiments. Former US President Bill Clinton recently seized the opportunity to also assign blame to Israelis, but to a more specific sector– the Russian immigrant population in Israel. Clinton recently told US press that Israeli Russians “are the hardest-core people against the division of the land,” and “present a staggering problem” to peace.

In truth, the staggering problems facing the Middle East peace process have nothing to do with Israeli Russians, nor with the settler community.
The obstacles have all to do with the rising nuclear power of Iran and the republic’s fervent financial and military support of terrorist organizations in Gaza and Lebanon as well as in other areas across the world.

Without the financial support of Iran, Hamas’s network could not exist and would not be able to keep Gaza under its hold. With a $540 million budget for 2010, of which Iran provides the largest share, Hamas’s connection with Ahmadinejad’s government is rooted not only in money but in guns as well.

On a military level, Iran provides Hamas fighters with top military training and instruction from the commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Islamic Republic also engages in delivering weapons in single components to the Sinai, paying the Sinai Bedouins for transferring the weapons through the Gaza tunnels.

The results of the Iran-Hamas connection were revealed this past summer when Egyptian police took control of nine weapons caches across hideouts the Sinai Peninsula. The weapons caches, which were hidden in Rafah city and the port city, Al-Arish, were about to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip.

Nearly 200 anti-aircraft missiles, 90 artillery shells, 200 bullets of varying sizes and anti-tank landmines, machine guns and ammunitions were among the weapons found according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency. Egyptian security also seized 100 kilograms of TNT explosives from a hideout in a Rafah cemetery as well as 500 smuggling tunnels. The large number of missiles indicates that Palestinian terror groups in Gaza may possess a higher number of projectiles than originally assumed.

Both Iran and Syria continue to be the chief sources for weapons bound for the Gaza Strip, as Hamas builds a stockpile of rockets targeting close to one million Israelis in range.

But readers of the Newsweek article (June 1), “Gaza is about Butter, Not Guns,” by Dan Ephron, would have gained a completely different understanding of this situation. Ephron highlights, what is in his view, are the economic benefits that Israel elicits from the blockade, while completely downplaying any security threats that Gaza terror groups pose to Israelis.

And the threats are very real. This past September alone, the number of Gaza rocket attacks on southern Israel sharply increased, with close to 20 Qassams and mortar rockets fired at residential areas in the western Negev and Ashkelon. One rocket struck between two day-care centers in on a southern Israeli kibbutz in the morning on September 12, right before children were scheduled to arrive. No one was injured although one nursery sustained damages.

As articles blaming Israel for failed Mideast peace continue to stream into the headlines, it is clear that the Mideast reality will continue just as it always has– with Iran as an increasing mobilizing force. With statements like that of Ahmed Jaabari, the leader of Hamas’ military wing, who threatened a wave of violence intended to derail the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks just two weeks ago, Israelis have no choice but to prepare themselves for war. For Israel, terror and war are always a few steps behind peace, whether mainstream media chooses to document this angle or not.

Anav Silverman, a native of Maine, writes from Jerusalem, Israel where she is an educator at Hebrew University’s Secondary School of Education. She also works as an international correspondent at Sderot Media Center: www.SderotMedia.org.il and has written for the BBC, Jerusalem Post, FrontPageMagazine, The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Huffington Post and other publications

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PA continues to teach denial of Israel's existence

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik


http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3351


In spite of the peace talks the PA continues to educate its people to envision a world without Israel, presenting Israeli cities and regions as "Palestinian."

Last week, PA TV rebroadcast an educational documentary that has been broadcast numerous times since 2007. The documentary describes the Israeli cities of Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa and the Sea of Galilee as Palestinian.

PA TV is under the direct control of the office of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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The following is the transcript of the excerpt of the PA TV documentary:


"The West Bank and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from ...Ashkelon in the south, until Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a high status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell to the occupation [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias, near a famous lake, the Sea of Galilee. Jaffa, an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine's gateway to the world."
[PA TV (Fatah), Oct. 1, 2010,
and dozens of times 2007 - 2010]
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Terrorists Resume Kassam Attacks




Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza resumed rocket attacks on Israeli civilians Wednesday afternoon, firing two missiles. One of them struck the separation-security barrier and the second one landed in an open agricultural field. No injuries were reported.

Israeli armed forces usually carry out a retaliatory attack shortly after terrorist attacks, which have continued despite a ceasefire in January 2009 following Israel’s three-week Operation Cast Lead counterterrorist campaign.

More than 150 rockets and mortars have been fired at Israeli civilians since the beginning of 2010, and more than 440 rockets were fired at Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead.

Two weeks ago, the Air Force targeted and identified hitting a number of terrorists preparing to fire rockets from the central Gaza region.

Terrorists also have struck in Judea and Samaria, where rock-throwing Arabs try to break windshields and cause Jewish drivers to overturn in a fatal crash. Earlier this week, a car was damaged by rocks on the road that leads from Jewish communities in Samaria to Kfar Saba, part of metropolitan Tel Aviv. Several days earlier, a Molotov cocktail was hurled at a car on the same highway.

Two weeks ago, several terrorist groups claimed responsibility for shooting a pregnant woman and her husband in a suburban Be’er Sheva community in the southern Hevron Hills. The woman was wounded, but she was able to deliver a baby boy through a Caesarean section, who was circumcised several days ago.

The military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Imad Mughniyeh Squad of Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed joint responsibility for the attack. Fatah is the faction headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
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Arrow Fifth Column: Two More Israeli Arabs Arrested for Terror

Fifth Column: Two More Israeli Arabs Arrested for Terror


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Authorities revealed on Wednesday that two Israeli Arabs—one of them a Muslim cleric—have been arrested for suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization, but the court placed a gag order on details. The phenomenon of Arab citizens of the country participating in terrorist actions has mushroomed over the past several years.
The latest arrest involves Nazem Mahmoud Abu Salim and Mohammed Zuhdi Naharany, residents of Nazareth, located in the Lower Galilee. Abu Salim has preached against Israel and the United States from his Nazareth mosque, and last year he protested the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the city.

Several weeks ago, 10 residents of a Nazareth area village were arrested by Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police officials on suspicion of engaging in illegal weapons trading during the past two years.

Government officials previously have tried to pass off the involvement Israeli Arabs in terror as isolated incidents, but their participation in terrorist attacks has become routine in recent years. A Jerusalem Arab more than two years ago murdered eight Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva students.
Three years ago, Azmi Bishara, who had been a long-time Arab Knesset Member, was indicted for treason and helping Hizbullah terrorists in the Second Lebanon War. He has fled the country.

Earlier this year, authorities arrested an Arab gang in the Galilee for attacking soldiers and stealing and then selling their rifles.

National Union Knesset Member Uri Ariel last March addressed Arab MK Gamal Zahalka as “Mr. Fifth Column” for telling the Knesset that Jewish construction in the Silwan Valley, opposite the Western Wall and Temple Mount site, would ignite a conflict in the Middle East.
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Arrow IDF Kills Terrorist who Murdered 4; PA Condemns Israel

IDF Kills Terrorist who Murdered 4; PA Condemns Israel
Arab residents of Hevron reported Friday morning that a senior terrorist was killed in the city in a clash with IDF troops. One other terrorist was killed as well, they said.

The two were later identified as Mamoun Natsha and Nashet Naim Carmi, Hamas terrorists responsible for the murders of four Jews from Beit Chaggai roughly five weeks ago. The four, one of them a pregnant woman, were shot and killed while driving home on a road near Hevron.

The two refused to comply with IDF soldiers who came to arrest them, and were shot while resisting arrest, witnesses said.

Arab media reported Friday morning that soldiers had surrounded several houses, and had arrested multiple suspects. The army was believed to be going after those responsible for the shooting.

Last month IDF Central District commander Avi Mizrahi met with the families of the shooting victims and told them that the IDF would find the attackers and bring them to justice. "We are hunting down the terrorists and we will catch them," he said. "It won't be long before we get our hands on them."

The Fatah-led PA carried out dozens of arrests in the Hevron region after the murders. However, some accused the PA of using the opportunity to go after its political opponents in Hamas, and not to truly target the killers. None of those detained by the PA were named as suspects in the shooting.

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad condemned the killings of the two terrorists, "whatever the excuses or names were," and said that killig "civilians is not the way to peace."

Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head Yuval Diskin warned in mid-September that Israel should prepare for the terrorist threat to increase during negotiations with the Palestinian Authority as it always has. Talks with the PA have been stopped for now due to PA Chairman Abbas' refusal to talk while Jews are allowed to build homes or engage in any construction within Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

The United States is determined to see talks resume, but Abbas has turned the decision over to the Arab League, which issued a negative statement Friday afternoon. "We will meet to formulate the beginning of alternatives within the framework that the negotiations are not bearing fruit," said Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa."

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stated his willingness to negotiate with no preconditions.
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Israel’s Strange “Peace Partners”
A new poll shows Palestinian priorities are elsewhere
by P. David Hornik






No sooner did Israeli-Palestinian talks start up again, after an intermission of almost two years, than they got snagged again—this time by the Palestinians’ demand that Israel extend its settlement moratorium. The moratorium—a major, unprecedented concession by Israel—was instated from late November last year to late September this year. It garnered no reciprocal gesture whatsoever from the Palestinian Authority, where virulent anti-Israel incitement continued.

Instead, PA president Mahmoud Abbas finally entered talks with Israel toward the end of the ten-month West Bank building freeze, just in time to condition any further talks on its extension. This at a time when Palestinian building in the West Bank—including a whole new city, Rawabi—continues unfettered.

Various media reports give different accounts of how likely it is that the talks will resume, and the positions of the sides. The reports agree, though, that intensive U.S. efforts to rescue the talks continue—President Barack Obama having made an envisioned Israeli-Palestinian peace a central and even obsessive goal.

Of interest, then, is a newly released poll of Palestinian public opinion. It was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, whose director is the respected Palestinian pollster Dr. Khalil Shikaki.

Among the 1270 adult Palestinian interviewees in randomly selected places in the West Bank and Gaza, 66% wanted the Palestinian side to pull out of the talks. The survey was done just after Israel’s building freeze had expired, with small-scale construction resuming in a few settlements. As many have noted, though, previous Israeli-Palestinian talks from 1992 through early 2009 were never made conditional by the Palestinians on an end to settlement construction, which continued throughout that period.
In other words, two-thirds of the Palestinians don’t share President Obama’s enthusiasm for a negotiated agreement with Israel—to the point that they don’t even want negotiations to continue.

Last August 31 four Israeli civilians, including a nine-months-pregnant mother of six, were murdered in their car by Hamas terrorists near Hebron. The attack occurred just as the Israeli-Palestinian talks were set to resume and was viewed as a protest against them.

The poll found that 51% of the interviewees supported this attack and 44% opposed it. It was somewhat more popular in Hamas-run Gaza, where 61% approved of it, than in the West Bank, where a minority of “only” 44% did so. The attack’s popularity clearly was not harmed by the fact that 49% thought Hamas’s motivation was to derail the talks—a goal shared by a large majority of the interviewees in any case.

This does not mean, however, that Hamas itself is popular. Asked whom they would vote for if new presidential elections were held today, 57% chose Abbas and only 36% Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas leader in Gaza. As for legislative elections, 45% would vote for Abbas’s Fatah and only 26% for Hamas. In both cases the results are almost identical to results obtained in June.

That is, Hamas did not gain popularity from the terror attack. It’s the attack itself that is popular among the Palestinians.

In another notable finding, it turns out that if presidential elections were held between Marwan Barghouti and Haniyeh, not only would participation in the elections increase considerably but Barghouti would trounce Haniyeh by 65%-30%. Barghouti, a Fatah figure, was one of the key leaders of the Second Intifada terror onslaught against Israel and is now serving a life sentence in Israel on five counts of murder (he was acquitted on 33 other charges of murder for lack of evidence). Clearly, this not only does not harm his popularity among the Palestinians but enhances it.

Also worthy of note is that, though Hamas-run Gaza is generally considered more dictatorial than the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority, 65% of West Bankers said they cannot criticize their government without fear and just about the identical total—66%—of Gazans said the same about their government.

Seemingly, those who fervently espouse Palestinian statehood in the West Bank and Gaza as a formula for peace should take note of these appalling findings. Supporters of Israel should demand that the Obama administration explain how creating a dictatorship whose population strongly backs terror, and whose leaders are likely to be terrorists, is consistent with American values and interests.

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Arrow PA TV awards $100 prizes for denial of Israel's existence

PA TV awards $100 prizes for denial of Israel's existence

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=3359








During the month of Ramadan, PA TV broadcast a special daily quiz program from refugee camps in Lebanon and in Syria, in which residents were asked to name five cities "in Palestine" or "the countries sharing borders with Palestine" in order to win $100 cash prizes. The PA TV host gave cash prizes to those who defined Israeli cities such as Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Ramle, and others as Palestinian cities and to those who disregarded the existence of Israel as a neighboring country. Referring to Israel, the host said, "All of Palestine is occupied."

The following are transcripts from this PA TV program,The Cedar and the Olive Tree, whose purpose was to reinforce the message that the Palestinian Authority does not recognize the legitimacy and jurisdiction of Israel anywhere. PMW is citing a number of examples from the program, including messages that recur, to demonstrate the use of repetition as one method of political indoctrination used by the Palestinian Authority and PA TV.

PA TV is under the direct control of the office of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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The following are transcripts from different days:

Host:
"Name five cities in Palestine and we'll give you a prize."
Teenage Girl: "Haifa, Acre, Ramallah, Jaffa, and Jerusalem."
[Note: Haifa, Acre, Jaffa and Jerusalem are cities in Israel. The girl was rewarded $100 for correct answer.]

Host: "Can you name five cities in Palestine?"
Woman: "I'm here for a visit; I don't know."
Host: "You don't know five cities in Palestine?"
Woman: "No."
Host: "You mean you haven't heard of Jerusalem?"
Woman: "I've heard of Jerusalem."
Host: "But not Gaza? Ramallah?"
Woman: "And also occupied Palestine."
Host: "Palestine is completely occupied, and we want it liberated. Say the names after me: Jerusalem, Gaza, Ramallah, Haifa, Jaffa, Bethlehem."
[Note: Jerusalem, Haifa, and Jaffa are cities in Israel. The woman was handed $100 for correct answers.]

Host: "Haifa is a Palestinian city; can you name other Palestinian cities?"
Man: "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Nazareth, Gaza, Ramallah, Hebron, Bethlehem."
[Note: Haifa, Jaffa, Acre are cities in Israel. Other residents gave similar answers and received $100 for correct answers.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 12, 2010]

Host: "I want you to name five Palestinian cities."
Woman: "Ramallah, Jerusalem, Haifa, Acre, Gaza."
Host: "I want you to name five Palestinian cities that you've visited."
Woman: "Nahariya, Acre, Jenin, Gaza."
[Note: Jerusalem, Nahariya, Haifa and Acre are cities in Israel. Other residents gave similar answers and received $100 for correct answers.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 13, 2010]

Host: "Can you tell me which countries share a border with Palestine?"
Man: "In the north - Lebanon and Syria; in the east - Jordan; in the west - the Mediterranean; in the south - Egypt and the Sinai."
[Israel was not cited as a bordering country, yet it was the "correct" answer and he was awarded $100.]

Host: "Can you name four Palestinian cities?"
Woman: "Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, Nablus, Ramallah."
[Note: Acre, Haifa and Jaffa are cities in Israel. The woman received $100 for correct answer.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 16, 2010]

Host: "Which countries share borders with Palestine?"
Man: "Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt."
[Note: Israel was not cited as a bordering country yet the host rewarded him with the $100.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 18, 2010]

Host: "Name three Palestinian cities."
Woman 1: "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre." [Note: all are cities in Israel.]
Host: "Which countries surround Palestine?"
Woman 2: "Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt."
[Note: Israel was not cited as a bordering country. Both received $100 for "correct answers.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 18, 2010]

Host: "Which countries share borders with Palestine?"
Man: "Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Syria."
[Note: Israel was not cited as a bordering country yet the host rewarded him with the $100.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 22, 2010

On Aug. 20, six different people were asked to define five cities in Palestine.
Their answers were:

1. Acre, Jaffa, Hafia, Gaza, Ramallah
2. Gaza, Jericho, Haifa, Jaffa, Acre
3. Acre, Haifa, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Jenin
4. Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, El-Bireh, Nablus
5. Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Jerusalem, Bethlehem,
6. Acre, Haifa, Lod, Nazareth, Ramallah
[Note: The respondents received $100 each for portraying Israeli cities Haifa, Jaffa, Lod, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Acre as Palestinian cities.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 20, 2010]

Host: "Can you name five Palestinian cities?"
Woman: "Haifa, Jaffa, Acre."
[Note: Haifa, Jaffa and Acre are cities in Israel. The respondent received the $100 cash prize.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 23, 2010]

Host: "Do you know which countries share borders with Palestine?"
Woman: "Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and the Mediterranean."
[Note: Israel was not cited as a bordering country yet the host rewarded her with the $100.]

Host: "Can you name three cities on the Palestinian coast?"
Woman: "Acre, Haifa, Jaffa." [Note: All are cities on Israel's coast.]
[Note: All are cities on Israel's coast. In all cases, the respondents received $100 for "correctly" defining Israeli cities as Palestinian cities.]
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 30, 2010]

For additional recent examples of the ongoing PA denial of Israel existence:

1. PA continues to teach denial of Israel's existence
2. PA TV: All Israeli cities are "occupied Palestinian cities"
3. Israel is off the map on PA TV kids' show
4. PA educational TV presents world without Israel
5. PA TV quiz in which "Palestine" replaces Israel
6. PA TV again to children: All Israel is "Palestine"
7. PA to Israelis: Go to Europe and Ethiopia - Israel is "stolen" land
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