Monday, April 23, 2012
Israel is "Satan with a tail," in poem recited by child on PA TV
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik The Palestinian Authority TV children's program The Best Home featured a child reciting a poem promoting Pan-Arabism. The poem, by an Egyptian writer, included the following words: "Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail." Click to view Palestinian Media Watch has documented that demonization of Israel and Jews is common in the PA and the structures under its control. Click to view more examples of PA demonization of Israel. The following is part of the poem recited by the girl on PA TV, followed by the host's appreciation: Host: "Laila, what do you want to recite next?" Laila: "When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor... and that our lands extend from one end to the other, and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail... Our division is by your hands [Arab rulers]. May your hands be cut off. We are fed up with our division, while all people are uniting.'" Host: "Bravo, bravo, bravo."