lifted from nrk.no
The Holocaust center has confirmed that official Palestinian TV channels air material that only can be classified as anti-Semitic. Confronted with these corroborated facts the junior minister Torgeir Larsen trivializes them and says that Norway will continue to fund Palestinian media and that the Israeli organization Palestinian Media Watch has its own agenda and that the material that has been presented is part of a campaign.
Please note that in the name of pluralism and tolerance, the current government has cut short funding to Norwegian organizations that challenge the current policies on immigration and integration, sit on their hands while openly gay muslims are threatened and harassed in by fellow Muslims with an underdeveloped sense of personal liberties in democratic Norway. They also take the various reports from organizations such as B’tselem, the Norwegian People’s Aid, the Norwegian Church Aid as gospel and we hear nothing about the possibility that such organizations too could have an agenda and drive a campaign? Double standards anyone?
Please also note how the Palestinian representative in Oslo openly and without being challenged can get away with rejecting Israel’s right to call itself a Jewish state. The state he wants to establish is shamelessly calling itself Islamic where Jews are unwelcome, so could somebody please correct this man’s profoundly anti-Semitic nonsense?
Lousy google translate:
- Palestinian television spreads hatred and demonization of Israel.
Palestinian children’s television is also a venue for hate propaganda.
A Palestinian television channel, partially controlled by the Palestinian Authority, occasionally conveys hatred and demonization picture of Israel, according to the Norwegian Holocaust Center.
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Published 2/10/2013 8:32 p.m..
Norwegian authorities contribute several hundred million in aid to the Palestinian Authority each year.
Palestinian television, funded and partly controlled by the palestiniske National Authority is now being criticized for contributing to building an image of an enemy which demonizes the Jewish state.
Øivind Kopperud, a researcher at the Holocaust Center in Oslo, seen on several elements of the Palestinian television channel. He is in no doubt that this element has clear anti-Semitic traits.
– This contributes to a reinforced image of the enemy, which serves to demonize the Jewish state, Kopperud says.
Protocols of Zion
He has also seen programs that support the content of Protocols of Zion, a document that clearly stated is a forgery. These ‘protocol’ convey how the Jews work in secret to world domination.
It is the Israeli organization, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which has collated examples from Palestinian TV.
This organization, which belongs to the right wing of Israeli politics, is trying to document what values Palestinian television and other media to convey its own population. They have published a book with examples
Danish Nan Zilberdik is a senior analyst in PMW. She says that the demonization of Israel and Jews have a large scope. She thinks Norwegian politicians would be surprised by the content of some of these broadcasts.
Palestinian children’s TV
A fixture on Palestinian children’s television can serve as an example. A girl named Leila recites a poem. It goes something like this:
“Our wars were for Al Aqsa Mosque. Our enemy is Satan Sion with a tail. ”
The presenters and the other in the studio gives her praise and applause.
In other programs, views that that Israel sells drugs to Palestinian youth, that Israel tortures and sells organs from Palestinian prisoners and that Israel poisoned Yasser Arafat are being presented.
- Has documentation
Emad Alsafar is program director of the Palestinian television channel. He denies that they spread hatred of Jews, and that they have evidence of the statements above. The overall charge of demonization and antisemitism he rejects.
– We have no problems with Jews, but we have problems with the occupation, he said in an interview with NRK. He admits that it is sometimes in direct broadcasts can reach undesirable views, but that it always tried corrected in retrospect.
Alsafar think the Israeli organization PMW deliberately trying to twist what is being presented on Palestinian TV.
- Jewish mentality
A survey made NRK has made various locations in Jerusalem and the West Bank shows that the myth of Zion Protocols is alive among Palestinians. A man NRK speak in Ramallah said that he believes in the protocols, and he refuses to accept that there is talk of a forgery.
– I do not think that it’s a fake. I think Jews have written this. This is the mentality of the Jews, says the man.
Several other NRK talking street is confident that the Protocols of Zion tells the truth about Jewish plans for world domination.
Palestinian TV also broadcast programs that glorify prisoners who have killed Israeli civilians. A Palestinian sentenced to 14 times life for plotting a suicide attack in which 13 Israeli civilians were killed. He is among those being honored.
- Honor those who have killed
– It is appropriate to honor those who have killed. It’s straight out of Islam, we honor our martyrs, says one on the street. Surveys show that this is a common attitude.
One says: – The Prophet said we should fight the Jews and kill them
How is it that the Israeli media? Do not they too present Palestinians as basically evil?
The Norwegian Mideast scholar Asgeir Ueland has followed Israeli media closely for many years. He believes that the Israeli mainstream media, both newspapers, radio and television, does not resort to hate speech.
However, it occasionally you can find hate messages on the settlers own media, and the media belonging to far out on the Israeli right wing, he said. This is a picture that is supported by other sources NRK has been in contact with.
300 million annually from Norway
Norway has since 2008 provided over 300 million a year in budget support to the Palestinian Authority. It is they who finance and partially control the Palestinian TV.
State Secretary Torgeir Larsen has read the material from Palestinian Media Watch. He admits that there are examples of anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews here, but he underlines that these are examples only. He also notes that PMW has its own agenda, and that this is a battle arena.
Larsen says that Norway has discussed these things with the Palestinian Authority, but there is no question of withdrawing the Norwegian support. The Norwegian support is to build Palestinian institutions.
- Never Part of our history
It has not been possible for NRK to get an interview with the Palestinian Authority, but the Palestinian representation in Norway writes in an e-mail to NRK that hatred has never been part of Palestinian culture, ideology or history.
– The problem has its roots in the occupation and the Israeli government that highlights Israel as a Jewish State and demand of the rest of the world to be recognized as such. Criticism of our broadcasts are aimed at violations of our rights made by the Israeli occupation and the illegal settlements, it added.
– The focus should be on stopping stereotyping of other cultures and religions, and to use the media as an important tool to bring nations together to establish lasting and fair peace, writes the Palestinian representation office in Norway.