What are the Anti-Zionists Defending?

Excerpts from Palestinian Media Watch

Cartoon by Yaakov Kirschen


The above depicts the lovely cooperative relationship between two “peace loving” Arab powers who garnish sympathy and support from European governments, leftist NGO’s, unwitting peaceniks, the EU, UN, Islamist radicals and a host of other antisemites. Have a look at a few lovely models of the immoral behavior of the Palestinian Authority as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Below are examples of the Palestinian Authority’s policies and practices which should be condemned.


On International Women’s Day:

  • PA’s role models for women include terrorist murderer of 37 Dalal Mughrabi, MP Jarrar, a member of the PFLP terror organization who spent time in jail for inciting to terror, and District Governor Ghannam who as policy glorifies terrorists

  • PA TV News highlights 4 women as “role models of honorable and fighting women”: A poet and a photographer together with terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi and terrorist Fatima Barnawi who placed a bomb in a movie theater

  • Women’s rights activists criticize the PA, pointing out that “only on International Women’s Day” do organizations and institutions talk about women’s affairs, but they take no real action

  • Palestinian Feminist leader Nadia Abu Nahleh: “Women’s affairs are still at the bottom of the political administration’s list of priorities”

  • PA Minister of Women’s Affairs: 24% of Palestinian women receive less than minimum wage from Palestinian employers

Election Highlights in the Arab Sector of the Disputed Territories:

  • Ahead of PA elections, terror organization PFLP emphasizes its goal to destroy Israel, confirming violence and terror is “foremost” means of struggle:

  • “[PFLP emphasized] its firm opposition to recognizing the racist Zionist entity, and its determination to continue with all forms of the struggle, and foremost among them armed resistance, in order to liberate every grain of the soil of Palestine.”

  • Abbas kicks out member of Fatah Central Committee for announcing he will run in elections on separate list from Fatah.

  • In advance of the PA elections, Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub has announced that Fatah urges “all the national activity factions” to run together on a joint list. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2021] Rajoub’s statement came after the terror organization PFLP announced its election platform, which included rejection of Israel’s right to exist and a reiteration of PFLP’s long term goal to seek Israel’s destruction using violence and terror.

Reward for Terrorism:


Having now almost completed 10 years in prison, the salary the Palestinian Authority pays to the murderers of the Fogel family is set to rise by 50%, from 4,000 shekels ($1,203) per month to 6,000 ($1,806) per month.


On March 11, 2011, two Palestinian teenagers, aged 17 and 19, brutally murdered Ruti and Udi Fogel and three of their children, Yoav, Elad and baby Hadas.

As part of its “Pay-for-Slay” terror reward policy, the PA has been paying the murderers of the Fogel family a monthly salary since the day they were arrested. As part of this policy, to date, the PA has already paid each one of the murderers 338,400 shekels ($101,847).


The PA’s Influence on the International Criminal Court’s Bias:


Theoretically, the ICC investigation of the “situation in Palestine” is meant to ‎examine the claims that all sides, including Palestinians, have allegedly committed ‎crimes covered by the Rome Statute. Crimes committed by the PA officials would ‎potentially include the incitement to murder Israelis and the PA policy of paying ‎financial rewards to terrorists and their families.


The potential crimes of other ‎Palestinian terrorist groups, such as Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation ‎of Palestine would include inciting and conducting systematic attacks on Israel’s ‎civilian population, including murder, and indiscriminately firing rockets at Israel’s ‎civilian population. ‎


While these actions clearly give rise to concrete suspicions, the PA Minister of ‎Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki has exposed that the PA and the Prosecutor, Fatou ‎Bensouda, have been in constant contact and that Bensouda even gave the PA ‎advance notice of her decision to formally open an investigation, but asked that the ‎PA ”keep it secret”. Al-Malki also explained that PA representatives intend to meet ‎with the Prosecutor in the near future.

Celebrating the Massacre of Israelis—Heroes or Villains?


….with the blood of these... heroes”

  • “The greatest heroic slaughter, which even the biggest states in the world would not have been brave [enough] to carry out or think [of doing]”

  • The Abu Jihad “miracle”…

On March 7, 1988, Palestinian terrorists from the Fatah Movement hijacked a bus transporting Israeli workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona. The terrorists murdered 3 passengers in the attack known as the Mothers' Bus attack because many of the passengers were working mothers. One of the murder victims was Victor Ram, a 39-year-old widowed father of three. The terrorists executed him first to show they were serious about killing hostages if Israel didn’t meet their demands for the release of all PLO prisoners from the Israeli jails. The terrorists also murdered Miriam Ben-Yair, 46, a mother of four, and Rina Shiratzky, 31, a mother of two, before being killed by Israeli soldiers who charged the bus.


Libels, Falsehoods, Jew Hatred:


Did you know Jews are constantly “invading” and “defiling” the Al-Aqsa Mosque?