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Say What? from page 25

and Politics defines Star of David as
"six-pointed star;' Temple Mount
as "Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem"
and "Promised Land" as "Land of

to use the Jews and enlist them
to further the Western colonialist
Weigh that against Mahmoud
Abbas' image as a peace seeker.

No Endearment
Other terms in the P.A. ministry's
book chart:
• The Palestinian term "Occupied
Territory" replaces the Israeli term
"Disputed Territory"
• The Palestinian term "1967 bor-
ders" replaces the Israeli term "The
Green Line:'
• The Palestinian term "Arab
Jerusalem" replaces the Israeli term
"east Jerusalem:'
The book formalized much of
what the Palestinian population
already had integrated into their
language: "colonies" for "settle-
ments," "negotiations are one of
the ways" for "negotiations are
the only way" and "ethnic cleans-
ing" for "Nakba" (Catastrophe, the
Palestinian term for Israeli state-
In its June bulletin, PMW, quoting
the July 27, 2010, issue of Al-Hayat
Al-Jadida, a P.A. newspaper, relates
how Professor Samih Hamouda
of the political science depart-
ment at Birzeit University near
Ramallah presented an analysis of
the research papers written by P.A.
President Mahmoud Abbas on the
subject of Zionist ideology.
"In the president's research;'
Hamouda wrote, "the Zionist move-
ment is not Jewish nor does it flow
from the desires of the Jews them-
selves. Rather, it is an imperialist,
colonialist movement, which sought

Reality Check
You'd think the Palestinians have
enough to worry about and try to
solve. For instance, a new World
Bank study found the Palestinian
economy is too reliant on foreign
aid to support an independent
state — meaning a critical need for
stepped-up trade and private sector
growth. Then there's the fundamen-
tal issues left to negotiate: borders,
settlements, water rights, and the
status of not just Jerusalem, but also
Palestinian refugees.
Further, it seems to hardly matter
to President Abbas and his cronies
that the Palestinian Authority qui-
etly looks to Israel when the need
arises for exceptional emergency
medical care.
The P.A. encourages "martyrdom
seeker" instead of "suicide bomber"
and "martyrdom-seeking operation"
in place of "suicide bombing" —
two idioms favored in a 2011 P.A.
TV interview with Ahlam Tamimi,
who, in 2001, chose the target
and led the suicide bomber to the
Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem. The
murderous bombing left 15 people
dead, including eight children.
That's all you really need to
know about the "intent" and
the "ideals" behind Terminology
in Media, Culture and Politics
— the Palestinian Authority
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