“Of course, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who is dedicated to its destruction. But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority, I believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas…” — Barack Obama, March 21, 2013
“PA and Fatah demonization: Israel worse than Islamic State terrorists,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, March 1, 2015:
The Palestinian Authority and Fatah have a long tradition of demonizing Jews and Israelis, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Both organizations employ a plethora of libels and lies to present Israelis as evil.
With the rise of Islamic State and the exposure of its atrocities, the PA and Fatah now have a new focus for their demonization. Whereas in the past the PA often cried that Israel and Jews are worse than the Nazis, their new theme is that Israel is worse than the Islamic State. At times they add that Israel, with the US, even controls the Islamic State.
Likewise, when the Israeli Electric Company recently cut off electricity to two Palestinian towns for a limited period of time in order to pressure the PA to pay part of its billion shekel debt to Israel for electricity, a cartoon in the official PA daily presented Israel as a masked Islamic State fighter about to cut off the head of a hostage. The executioner’s mask is marked with the Star of David and he is holding a knife shaped as lightning, symbolizing electricity. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2015]