holds up map of "Palestine"
that erases Israel
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
US President Obama has condemned the existence of maps like the one Abbas displayed as a "security" threat to Israel:
On Abbas's maps there is no Israel.
Abbas openly ignores US President Obama's criticism of the use of such maps, letting the political and educational structures under his control continue to use maps that present a world without Israel. It is the only map used by the PA to represent "Palestine," and at times even the "State of Palestine."
See PMW's website for more examples of how "Palestine" erases Israel in the PA.
The following are recent examples:
1. PA TV children's program:
Girl points to places on map: "We went to the Sea of Galilee (in Israel) and to the Dead Sea."
Boy points on map: "Jaffa, Haifa." (Israeli cities)
Host: "So you've visited many different places in Palestine, and that's very good. It's very good that we're always visiting new places in our state, Palestine."
2. PA Minister of Prisoners Karake presents award of honor to prisoner's family in shape of "Palestine."