"Do you know what happened in 1948?" asks a pretty young girl on Palestinian Authority (PA) TV. "They [Israelis] took everything," is her answer.
This message was broadcast again recently when a music video for children reappeared on PA TV after a year`s absence.
That "Israel took everything in 1948" summarizes the essence of PA ideology, and the motivation for the continuing hatred and war against Israel.
To view the children`s video click here.
Educating young children to deny Israel`s right to exist
The denial of Israel`s right to exist has been repeated unabatedly in the PA - Abbas controlled - media, even since the Annapolis Conference one year ago. In contrast to Abbas` pledge at Annapolis to promote co-existence, the message emanating from the PA to its public on educational documentaries, children`s programs and music videos is that all of Israel is "Palestine".
It is unlikely that children who are brought up with this conceptual framework will ever recognize Israel as a legitimate state and neighbor.