Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)

November 23, 2020

Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) is a non-profit Israeli research institute known internationally for its in-depth research of Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives. PMW’s findings are sought after by governments, legislators, media outlets, and decision-makers worldwide and have played a central role in correcting inaccurate narratives about the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

PMW’s reports on the Palestinian Authority’s promotion and glorification of terror — which include paying salaries to terrorists; naming schools, sporting events, and public spaces after terrorists; promoting terror in children’s TV programs and schoolbooks, and so much more — have fundamentally changed the way the world sees the Palestinian Authority.

PMW’s exceptional team of Arabic language researchers spends countless hours monitoring, translating, and analyzing PA-controlled newspapers, TV shows, radio programs, social media sites, and schoolbooks to understand the messages the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian leaders send to their people.

Translated from the original Arabic source, PMW’s findings document a decades-long pattern of the Palestinian Authority’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (Martyrdom), while denying Israel’s right to exist and anticipating a world without Israel.

PMW is the organization that uncovered and notified donor countries that the Palestinian Authority rewards terrorism by paying salaries to terrorist prisoners and money to the families of terrorist “Martyrs” totaling hundreds of millions of dollars every year. PMW’s research led to the US Taylor Force Act and Israel’s “Anti-Pay-for-Slay” law and impacted funding policies in a multitude of countries.

PMW’s yearly presentations to the Israeli government, US Congress, and many parliaments have led to numerous parliamentary debates, policy decisions, and legislation concerning the Palestinian Authority. PMW’s work has been instrumental in propelling Australia, Belgium, Britain, France, Holland, Norway, the US, and other countries to publicly condemn the PA for glorifying hate and terror and to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian projects promoting or glorifying terror as a means to pressure the Palestinian Authority to change.

PMW also reaches hundreds of thousands of people worldwide through its bulletins and special reports and millions more through international news outlets and social media sites covering PMW’s work. By demonstrating the direct link between the Palestinian Authority’s messaging and Palestinian hate and terrorism, PMW has provided clear evidence that it is Palestinian Authority, not Israel, that is perpetuating the conflict by promoting hate and terror and denying Israel’s right to exist in any borders.

It is PMW’s intention that governments and key-decision makers worldwide will use PMW’s research to address the real obstacles to peace and develop effective solutions that focus on the fundamental changes the Palestinian Authority must make before there can be any chance of peace.