From Palestinian Media Watch. by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Donor organizations to the Palestinian Authority have been challenged for years to prevent their well-intentioned contributions from being directed towards hate promotion by the PA, its institutions and its NGOs.
This advertisement is another example of the misuse of UN funding. An ad by a Palestinian youth organization, PYALARA, which is funded by UNICEF, shows an axe destroying a Star of David. The UNICEF logo is right on the ad. The large Star of David that has been destroyed has on it pictures of stars and stripes, presumably representing the USA, and an additional smaller Star of David.
The organization PYALARA (Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation) has been funded by UNICEF since the year 2000: “PYALARA has been chosen by UNICEF as a major strategic partner in Palestine.” [PYALARA website]
On the axe that destroys the Star of David is the word: “Boycott!” in the imperative tense. Youth are invited to watch the PA TV program calling for a boycott of Israel. In the program the host acknowledges that they are aware that the boycott is illegal but they have chosen to ignore this:
The program started as follows: “The program Speak Up has decided to dedicate this program to a theme which is a national obligation upon each of us – the topic of boycotting Israel in all ways.”
The ad reads that the weekly youth program Speak Up is “produced in cooperation with PBC (PA TV) with the support of UNICEF.”
The following is information about PYALARA – Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation – from its website: