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September 22, 2010

Palestinians Ignore Obama’s Demand to Stop Inciting (Media Pays No Attention)

Here is President Obama’s July 6, 2010 demand of the Palestinians to stop inciting their people to hatred and violence against Israelis:

I think it’s very important that the Palestinians not look for excuses for incitement; that they are not engaging in provocative language; that at the international level, they are maintaining a constructive talk, as opposed to looking for opportunities to embarrass Israel. (From press conference held jointly with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu)

But this demand is ignored by Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) monitors the incitement. Here are just two of PMW’s recent findings:

September 10, 2010 (PA TV)

Palestinian Authority television broadcast says Jews praying at Western Wall are “sin and filth.”

September 9, 2010 (PA newspaper)

A Palestinian Authority newspaper informed its readers that the Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon revealed that the actual Palestinian goal in the current peace talks with Israel is to undermine Israel’s legitimacy in the eyes of the world.

But the American media, focused on the settlement freeze, is oblivious to the Palestinian incitement issue. Apparently the media believes that the expanding of housing facilities constitutes much more of an obstacle to peace than preaching hate and inciting violence.

Posted by MK at September 22, 2010 10:54 AM

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