A Palestinian Authority-funded magazine that just last week lost its UNESCO funding has, in its latest issue, published several maps that depict "Palestine" replacing all of Israel.
Zayzafuna, a magazine for Palestinian youngsters, is published monthly with the aid of the Palestinian Authority and, until recently, subsidies from the U.N. Last week, UNESCO, the education and cultural arm of the U.N., pulled its funds from the project after a deeply disturbing story came to light that glorified Hitler.
The December 2011 issue of Zayzafuna nevertheless continues to promote the elimination of Israel. Palestinian Media Watch reported on Wednesday that inside the issue are two full-color children's drawings that show a Palestinian flag covering the Palestinian territories as well as all of Israel. The first drawing is accompanied by the numbers "194," to represent the Palestinian bid to become the 194th member of the U.N., and the second image shows a dagger thrusting through the map. The images, PMW said on their website, are "a sign of Palestinian rule, political sovereignty and the elimination of Israel."
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UNESCO decided to stop supporting Zayzafuna after it was reported in the PMW's new book "Deception: Betraying the Peace Process," that a previous issue of Zayzafuna included an essay by a teenage girl who portrays Hitler as a role model. In her dream, the girl asks Hitler, "You're the one who killed the Jews?" Hitler says: "Yes. I killed them so you would all know that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world. And what I ask of you is to be resilient and patient, concerning the suffering that Palestine is experiencing at their hands." The girl responds: "Thanks for the advice."
Since August 2011, UNESCO has provided the magazine with financial support. Once it discovered the offensive message, UNESCO issued a statement saying: "UNESCO is shocked and dismayed by the content ... UNESCO strongly deplores and condemns the reproduction of such inflammatory statements in a magazine associated with UNESCO's name and mission and will not provide any further support to the publication in question."
The current issue of Zayzafuna also includes an essay, written by a school principal, glorifying Yasser Arafat and a poem by a 9th-grade girl in which she promises the liberation of "Palestine."
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