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Friday, February 27, 2004
PMW: Relentless PA Hate Incitement against the US and the West

Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
February 27, 2004
PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH
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Relentless PA Hate Incitement against the US and the West.
by Itamar Marcus

Introduction
Despite continuing United States and Western European support for
Palestinian political aspirations, the tightly-controlled official
Palestinian Authority (PA) media relentlessly incites hatred and violence
against the US and the West.

A principle of PA ideology is to present the various conflicts around the
world involving Muslims and Arabs as part of a war between civilizations
that the West led by the United States is fighting against Islam and the
Arab world. They incite their people to support violence because the US
"runs a dirty war against all that is Arab and Muslim." As victims they,
the Palestinians, will lead the war against the West. The editor of the
official PA daily, echoing Bin Laden ideology , insists there exists a
"American -European- Russian alliance", promoting Muslim- Arab subjugation,
and that the Palestinians are at the forefront of the war that will "shake
the earth under the feet of the blood and oil sucking neo- imperialists,
the thieves of natural resources murderers of nations." [See full texts
below.]

President Bush, in this global war context, is depicted not merely as a
leader of the "enemy United States", but is the enemy of all civilization,
the "Fuhrer of the globalization era," a greater danger than Hitler,
leading the world to destruction: "The new Fuhrer [Bush] will return the
world to the Stone Age," while Hitler only left "tens of millions of dead."

Given this Palestinian ideological hatred against the US it is not
surprising to find active opposition to tracking down the terrorists who
murderered 3 Americans diplomats in Gaza in October. Both Arafat advisor
Jibril Rajoub, and the Union of Palestinian Journalists called the American
pressure on the PA to find the killers "extortion." The Journalists Union
even condemned a PA daily for publishing a US State Department ad offering
a reward for help in finding the terrorists. The ad was likewise called
"extortion." [See below]

As mentioned above, this anti American hatred continues at the very time
that the US continues to give political and financial support to the PA.
Indeed, the Palestinian editor had no trouble [or possibly it was
intentional] placing the news item [cited above] rejecting PA co-operation
in finding the murderers of the three Americans on the very same page as a
large ad by USAID offering scholarships to Palestinian students. The great
irony is that those three Americans murdered by Palestinians were in Gaza
to grant USAID scholarships to Palestinians.

It is significant that the PA doesn't limit its hatred of the US to attacks
on current US policy and leaders, but teaches as a recurring theme that
America is rotten at the essence. The PA often delegitimizes America's
founding years as the theft of land, and this week attacked the killing of
"Indian children" by the early American settlers.

The total message the PA continues to send to its people is that the US and
the West are paramount enemies of the Palestinians and the Arab world, and
must be fought.

The following are selections from articles that incite hatred and violence
against the US and the West that have appeared in recent weeks in the PA
media.

1. Bush is "Fuhrer of the globalization era"
"The world stands today at the edge of a dangerous slope which threatens
the destiny of all humanity. The President of the most powerful nation in
the world suffers from megalomania and thinks he's a prophet. He uses
military force to rearrange the world as he likes. .No doubt that the
personality of President Bush will be juicy material for tens of psychology
books, for he has many characteristics of historical figures that left a
negative impact on course of global history lead by the Fuhrer of Germany,
Adolf Hitler, and his Nazi and racist proclamations. The Cuban President,
Fidel Castro who has deep knowledge of President Bush's history already
called him 'Fuhrer of the globalization era or the new world order.' But he
forgot that the Fuhrer of Germany, Adolf Hitler, ruled [only] one state,
with limited options at the stage where humanity hadn't reached its current
level of frightening scientific and technological development. While [Bush]
the 'Fuhrer of the new world order' received the reins of an American
empire with more than half the world's weapons of mass destruction, with
frightening economic, financial, and technological potential. And while the
German Fuhrer's adventure ended with tens of millions of dead and wounded,
and partial destruction of several countries this adventure of the new
Fuhrer [Bush] will return the world to the Stone Age." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida,
Feb. 16, 2004]

2. Union of Palestinian Journalists and Jibril Rajoub:
US pressure to find murderers of Americans is "extortion" .
"The Union of Palestinian Journalists announced that it views with severity
the steps of the Palestinian newspapers, who published paid advertisement
on the fifth of this month, from the US State Department, announcing the
reward of $5 million to anyone who will bring information leading to the
arrest of those responsible for the attack [killing 3 Americans]. The
[Journalists] Union emphasized, that the advertisement is an affront to
national sovereignty, and contributed to the state of extortion and the
pressure that the US is applying against on the Palestinian Authority in
this matter."
[Al-Ayyam, Feb. 9, 2004]

"The security advisor of President Yasser Arafat, Jibril Rajoub . blamed
Washington for extortion in the affair of the killing of the three
Americans in Gaza last October.[he said]: Count Bernadot was murdered in
1948 and to this day his murderers were not arrested and not brought to
trial. Many Americans were murdered in Iraq and Afghanistan, without
locating the murderers. Israel attacked an American ship in 1967 and those
responsible were not brought to trial. Why do the Americans insist on
extorting us.?" [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 5, 2004]

3. The Palestinians will "shake the earth under the feet of the blood and
oil sucking neo- imperialists" - the "American European Russian alliance"
".The right wing lobby, [which] controls Washington and runs a dirty war
against all that is Arab and Muslim. It is a Fascist right that formed an
alliance with the Fascist Israeli Colonialists. The
American European Russian alliance is acting to empty the International
institutions, both the UN and the High Court of Justice, of their content.
It may be that the Europeans think that the submission of the Arab regimes
turned the Arab land to wasteland and that the subdued nations won't act
against the neo-imperialism, but they are wrong. This is because the torch
of struggle, which accompanies our nation for nearly a century against all
types of imperialism, will not be extinguished, but [the Palestinian
nation] will continue to lead the Arab nation and will continue to awaken
the Arab nation to shake the earth under the feet of the blood and oil
sucking neo- imperialists, the thieves of natural resources and murderers
of nations." [Editor in Chief, Hafez Al-Barghouti, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb.
6, 2004]

". [Regarding fighting ] the American enemy. the Arab land, in Palestine
and Iraq in particular, will ignite under the feet of the intruders. The
political and military balance of power is not completely against the
Arabs. There are very vulnerable spots and internal crises that the Bush
Sharon alliance suffer, and the Arab resistance is able on the various
burning fronts . to force this alliance to pay a dear price."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2004]

4. "Destruction that the Americans did to Indian children"
"[Regarding] the destruction that the Americans did to Indian children. we
read from time to time testimonies and documents, among them an article by
a writer from Atlantic Monthly that exposes the colonialists invasion, that
committed the white man against the children . On the return from the
mission to destroy the Indians in the year 1637 under the command of John
Endicott an eyewitness describes: "When they [the Indians] saw us on their
beaches they hurried to approach us in blessing and called to us, "Hello".
When we reached the river the Indians soon figured out, that we came to
burn their fields and destroy them". [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 6, 2004]

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