Center for Near East Policy Research

Concerning Gershon Baskin’s gestures to Abbas if he becomes Prime Minister

Gershon Baskin and Mahmoud Abbas

Gershon Baskin and Mahmoud Abbas

In his article, “Encountering Peace: The challenge of statesmanship”one wonders why Gershon Baskin in his prime ministership will not ask Abbas to cease and desist from the consistent virulent message that Abbas conveys in the Arabic language.

Just look at the website of PALWATCH.ORG to discern the message what Abbas’s media output conveys in the Arabic language, PALWATCH documents that Abbas’s official media used term “alleged Temple” at least 97 times in 2011 and 2012in its ongoing campaign to deny Jerusalem’s Jewish history.

On August 29, the PA daily cartoon demonized Israel as a bloodthirsty Jew

On August 23, Mahmoud Abbas himself declared that there would be “No peace, security, or stability” without evacuation of Jews from Jerusalem – “our holy city”

On August. 21, 2012 Abbas’s official PA media declared that the Fatah football tournament would be named after three terrorists

On August 7, 2012, the PA media declared that Israel using chemicals to ruin Al-Aqsa Mosque’s foundations and plans Temple in its place

On July 31, 2012, PA Ministry of Education periodical called Israel ” an octopus… flames shooting out between its fangs..” “They cut off my
limbs,threw me among the ruins”

followed by a PA TV song: “Marry me off to a girl who will raise my children on carrying the rifle”

On July 23, 2012, PA media declared that “Israel is monster that eats Palestinian children,in Palestinian art on PA TV ‘

On July 17, 2012, Fatah summer camp named after female terrorist Mughrabi, who led killing of 37 in the 1978 bus hijacking and that:Mughrabi
must be a “beacon” for young Palestinians

On July 8, 2012, PA TV declared that suicide bombers who killed 19 civilians on buses are “more honored than all of us” and that suicide
bombers are a “candle that lights the tunnel of liberty”

The question remains – given Baskin’s intense involvement with all levels of the Palestinian Authority, does Baskin not follow the PA media?

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