At the last meeting of the Switzerland PI Group, the group studied together a documentary film about the subject “Palestinian Television”. The Swiss production of “Augenzeugen (Eyewitnesses)” presented us through an interview in “Obsession – The War of Radical Islam Against the West” the well-known Itamar Marcus, director of the organization “Palestinian Media Watch“.
PMW analyzes the culture and policies of the Palestinian authorities from various viewpoints. The organization documents the inconsistencies between the information the authorities present to the Western world through the media and the messages that they impart to their own people in Arabic.
The documentary “Palestinian Television” gives a report about the usual methods of education in the Palestinian areas. A study among 12- to 17-year-olds in Gaza revealed that 36 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls wished to become martyrs. This study demonstrates the ravaging effect of such an education. This systematic education of children by Palestinian television for hostility against Israel and against the Western world in general is documented with great care.
Eyewitnesses describe themselves with the following words:
“Eyewitnesses” let people get a word in edgewise, apart from mainstream journalism. Those concerned report about their living conditions from a personal perspective. Thus the viewers learn how to understand the living conditions and problems of the interviewed partners and can come to their own conclusions. The prerequisite: The willingness to listen. In the effort to report independently, Eyewitnesses are not affiliated with any organization and receives no money from governments.
And so, we would like to present here a small excerpt from the documentary (8 to 20 minutes in German) so that mainstream journalism will also listen to the wayward readers of PI and be able to make up their own minds. Those interested in the complete documentary (DVD in English and German) can order this through augenzeugen.ch.
Something else still needs to be said: Dear Islamic world! Try loving your neighbor for once!
(Guest contribution by the Switzerland PI Group)