“Faced with the Jews’ schemes,
Europe could not bear their character traits…”
“Europe saw Balfour Declaration as an ideal solution
to get rid of them”
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
As tension prevails between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, official Palestinian Authority TV chose to rebroadcast a “documentary” film on the history of the Fatah movement, which contains harsh Antisemitic statements that demonize Jews.
The film explains that Jews were expelled from European countries in the Middle Ages because the Europeans “could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government.” It also states that these countries “felt they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews.” Finally, it claims European countries later saw the Balfour Declaration, in which Britain stated that it viewed “with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” as “an ideal solution to get rid of” the Jews.
“Faced with the Jews’ schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government. In 1290, King Edward I issued a decree banishing the Jews [from England]. Following him were France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Italy. The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them.”
[Official PA TV, Nov. 11, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2013]
Palestinian Media Watch first reported on this “documentary” when PA TV broadcast it on occasion of Fatah’s 48th anniversary in January 2013.