We’ve often argued that any news organization truly devoted to accurate coverage of the region must provide readers with background on Palestinian antisemitism – one of the major ideological factors driving the conflict.
How bad is the problem of antisemitism in Palestinian society?
Empirical research suggests that it is endemic.
For instance, a Pew Global poll in 2011 demonstrated that only 4% of Palestinians have a favorable view of Jews.
More recently, ADL commissioned an international poll and found that the Palestinians are the most antisemitic people in the world, with a staggering 93% of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza holding racist opinions about Jews – such as the belief that ‘Jews have started most of the world wars’ or that ‘Jews have too much control over the global media’.
This is the context in which to view a new report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on…
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