|PA television portrays map without Israel|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 18 October 2007 15:18|
As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet to discuss the creation of a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and East Jerusalem, PA television is broadcasting images to Arab viewers of a Palestinian state that will replace Israel completely. President Abbas had recently demanded that Israel agree to hand over 6205 square kilometres of land for the creation of a Palestinian state, but these broadcasts show a map of Israel covered in a Palestinian flag with the words "Palestine 2007" in the centre. The Palestinian Media Watch group, which noticed the broadcasts, state that the message being conveyed to the Arab public is that Palestine exists presently and replaces all of Israel, regardless of whatever agreement Abbas and Olmert may come to.
Quote: "As documented by PMW for many years, the idea of turning Israel into an Arab-Palestinian state is part of a formal educational approach throughout the Palestinian Authority. "The picture painted for the Palestinian population, both verbally and visually, is of a world without Israel," PMW writes. "This uniform message of a world without Israel is repeated in school books, children's programs, crossword puzzles, video clips, formal symbols, school and street names, etc." Street names in the PA have been changed to memorialize terrorists, for instance, and PA textbooks regularly include references to the "Israel is Palestine" canard. For instance, a 12th-grade literature book states, “Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine and expelled its people from their cities, their villages, their lands and their houses, and established the State of Israel.” [Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104
This may be one of the reasons why this "land for peace" deal will never bring about peace. It's the existence of Israel they cannot tolerate, not the Israeli "occupation". Although the Palestinian Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel's right to exist, Abbas' own Fatah organization does not. As the Scriptures state, the ultimate goal of the surrounding Arab nations is to "cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance" (Psalm 83:4). As I've said many times, the ultimate goal behind the destruction of the state of Israel is to prevent Christ's return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. For God's promises to mankind are bound up in the nation of Israel. Psalms 2 gives more detail on this spiritual battle that is taking place now and will culminate at the close of the tribulation period.
Psalm 2 is one of the Scriptures that prove to us the Deity of Jesus Christ. At the end of the Psalm it states, "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him", Psalm 2:12. Do you know the Son? Have you put your trust in Him? Trust in Him for salvation today.
And He'll plant His beautiful feet upon this mountain
Source Arutz 7