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EU Funded NGO: Israelis in Jerusalem are "Crows and Rats"

Written by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

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"Jerusalem will never recognize any language other than Arabic and any nationality other than Palestinian" EU and World Bank fund the PMW EU funds NGOproducer of this program.

During an episode of the program Sights of Jerusalem broadcast in October, official Palestinian Authority TV dehumanized Israelis and Jews as crows and rats. In addition, the program denied Jewish history and the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, calling Israelis "foreigners."

The PA TV broadcast spoke about "crows" while showing visuals of religious Jews, and stated that "the rats are armed" while showing visuals of Israeli soldiers:

"The crows pass by and caw (visual of Jews) and the rats are armed (visual of Israeli soldiers). But we know that the gates will smile only when we enter them... Jerusalem will never accept any language other than Arabic and any nationality other than Palestinian, no matter how much the flags of the foreigners fly in its sky."

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The narrator described the Israeli flag as the flag "of the foreigners" and said, "its white color is not the color of peace but the color of a rag dipped in our blood."

The program was co-produced by PA TV and PYALARA, a Palestinian NGO for youth. PYALARA is funded by NDC (NGO Development Center). NDC's donors include: the European Union, the World Bank, the French government's Agence Française de Développement, and a donor consortium of Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden.

[NDC website, accessed December 2013]

PMW has documented PYALARA's glorification of suicide terrorists as "greatest role models" and glorification of plane hijackings, terror, and hatred of Israel.

Click to see more examples of the PA's policy of demonizing Jews and Israelis.  The following is a longer excerpt of the program demonizing Jews and Israelis:

PA TV narrator: "Sometimes we are reluctant to raise our heads in the streets of Jerusalem, because the sight above the walls disturb us (i.e., of the Israeli flag). Its blue color has nothing to do with the sky or the sea. Its white color is not the color of peace but the color of a rag dipped in our blood. The Star [of David] in its center does not light our way... We may wake up to locked gates and expropriated houses in Jerusalem. The crows pass by and caw (visual of Jews) and the rats are armed (visual of Israeli soldiers). But we know that the gates will smile only when we enter them... Jerusalem will never accept any language other than Arabic and any nationality other than Palestinian, no matter how much the flags of the foreigners fly in its sky." [Official PA TV, Oct. 18, 2013]

The Palestinian Youth Association (PYALARA), the producer of this program, is funded by NDC. [NDC website, accessed December 2013]

 © Palestinian Media Watch – www.palwatch.org

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