Sunday, January 27, 2013

PA media justifies historic European anti-semitism

From Palestinian Media Watch:

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. 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]
Is this any less offensive than what Egyptian president Morsi said about Jews being "apes and pigs"? At least he had a Koranic reference; the "moderate" PA is essentially justifying genocide and ethnic cleansing of Jews because of our "character traits."

And nothing gets on PA TV unless it is completely OK with Mahmoud Abbas, who just implied that Zionists were complicit with Nazis in the Holocaust.

The major purveyors of Holocaust denial and antisemitism today are the ones Israel is expected to make concessions to for peace. Does anyone see a problem there?