The Palestinian Authority will launch a new television channel aimed at Israel’s 1.6 Arab citizens whose Knesset Members’ speeches have been increasingly hateful of Israel, Zionism and Jews.
The name of the channel clearly states the agenda of the Palestinian Authority. It is called “F48.” meaning Falstin [Palestine] 1948.
Israeli media reported:
The channel will air mainly cultural and social affairs programs designed to forge a connection between the descendants of the Arabs who stayed in Israel after it was established in 1948 and those who left or were expelled.
The definition of “cultural; and social affairs” varies. In the United States, it might mean baseball, the American flag and the Tonight Show.
In Israel, it could mean soccer, falafel and camping.
Arabs in Judea and Samaria have no national culture because the “People of Palestine” is a fiction. But the Palestinian Authority regime has a culture, the same one of neighboring Arab governments – rampant corruption and hatred of Jews and Zionism.
Israel’s Arab citizens increasingly have been radicalized. The fantasy of “Palestinian” is fertile ground for rabble-rousers, from Yasser Arafat to Hamas, to exploit Arabs as tools for their campaign of destruction, something like Islamic State (ISIS) without the black flag and beheading.
The Palestinian Authority’s single-minded campaign for 30 years has not been to create a new Arab country except as a means to destroy Israel. When terror did not succeed, it tried diplomacy. That didn’t work, and now it is aiming for the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.
That also will fail, but its most powerful weapon is its hate propaganda that has educated a generation of Arabs in Judea, Gaza and Samaria to believe that Israel is an “occupier,” that Jews are “monkeys,” that the Temple Mount never existed and that all of Israel was and will be “Palestine.”
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) during the past several years has arrested hundreds of Arabs in Israel for collaborating with Hamas or Hezbollah. Former Knesset Member Azmi Bashara was allowed to escape the country after having been indicted for handing over to Hezbollah information that helped its offensive wear against Israel in the Second Lebanon War n 2006.
Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi was aboard the Mavi Marmara, the IHH-terrorist ship that was part of a flotilla aimed at breaking the maritime embargo against the flow of terrorist and weapons by sea for the Hamas regime.
The timing is just right for the Palestinian Authority’s new F48 channel, whose footage will be broadcast from Ramallah but will be filmed in Arab areas in the Negev, the Galilee and the “Triangle” near Netanya.
The first program will be aired next week, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that Islamist clerics exploit to incite hatred and violence against Jews.
The new channel will bring Arab citizens of Israel closer to the Palestinian Authority.
Abbas’ propagandists presumably won’t go to the gutter by airing the kind of venom it shows Arabs in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.
Arabs in Israel are a bit too educated to stomach children’s programs, like one recently aired, that shows a girl calling Jews “barbaric monkeys,” “the most evil among creations,” and those “who murdered Allah’s pious prophets.”
The channel will try to convince Arabs that the Galilee, the Negev and the Triangle all are part of “Palestine,” just as Palestinian Authority maps show that Tel Aviv, Haifa and Eilat are part of its imagined country.
The propaganda will be more effective when viewed by the more uneducated and poor Arabs and Bedouin, especially those in the Negev, and by the small but growing number of radicalized Arabs in the Galilee.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu