Official Palestinian Authority TV recently broadcast a video that symbolically presents Jews as foreigners with no historical connection to the land of Israel. Israel is portrayed as a foreign colonial state, with no right to exist, similar to the Romans, the Crusaders and the British rulers of the past. In this PA TV video depiction which corresponds to the political ideology of the PA, Jewish history is erased and the place of Jews in the history of the land is filled by a fabricated ancient “Palestinian people,” here symbolized by a woman in white, who have withstood three foreign rulers and will overcome and defeat Israel as well.From PMW, on the ball as usual
Detailed description of video
The PA TV video shows a woman who apparently represents “ancient Palestinians” (or possibly Muslims) going through the history of the land – replacing the Jewish people‘s actual history. The woman is introduced in a peaceful scene feeding birds in a period predating the Roman conquest of Judea and destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Suddenly the scene is disturbed, the birds scatter and the woman runs away from various foreign invaders: first an ancient Roman soldier, then a Crusader, then a British soldier, and finally a Jew (wearing a skullcap), who throws a lit cigarette at her.
|Woman runs from Roman||Crusader rule|
|Woman runs from British soldier||Woman runs from Jew|
In the final scene, the woman stops fleeing when a man on a horse – the “new” Muslim conqueror Saladin who defeated the Crusaders – extends his hand and helps her up the mountain. He represents the coming savior who will “liberate Palestine” from Jewish-Israeli rule. In the end, the woman stands on the top of the mountain, fleeing no one anymore, symbolizing that Israel is gone like the other foreign rulers.
|Saladin figure liberates “Palestinians”||Woman on mountain top, Israel gone|
As mentioned, the woman seems to represent a fictitious ancient Palestinian people and the other figures symbolize different foreign rulers in the land of Israel. Jews/Israelis are portrayed as the current foreigners, who will be defeated like the Romans, the Crusaders and the British.
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Background and analysis
The video expresses in symbols the most fundamental part of Palestinian Authority political ideology. The Palestinians claim to be an ancient nation who lived in the land and assert that Jews are a foreign colonial implant, with no historical connection to the land. Accordingly, Israel is said to have no right to exist as a state.
The following are examples of verbal expression of this fundamental PA ideology portraying Israel, irrespective of borders, as a foreign colonial implant with no right to exist:
PA TV program Media Cafe with discussion about use of terminology that serves the Palestinian people.
List of ‘wrong’ terms with the ‘correct’ forms that should be used shown on screen:
On PA TV history program Witnesses and Testimonies, scholars express the belief that Zionism was part of a colonialist plan:
Lebanese scholar Mas’oud Zaher: “The Zionist enterprise is an integral part of the imperialist plan to seize the Arab homeland and other parts of the world. This period of the imperialist plan witnessed every sort of fascism, Nazism, Zionism, dictatorship and military regimes – all of these served the imperialist master plan. Zionism, like fascism, Nazism, dictatorship and the military regimes, including the Arab ones, served – and continue to serve – this plan.”
Political advisor to PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Omar Al-Ghoul:
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