February 26, 1998
Rosh Hodesh Adar 5758

Mr. Abe Foxman
Executive Director
ADL, The Anti-Defamation League

Dear Mr. Foxman,

Hodesh Tov.

The annunal comprehensive international compendium on antisemitism, published by Tel Aviv University with partial funding from ADL in Israel, has for the past four years seemed to adopt a certain policy when it comes to the Palestine Authority.

The 1995 and 1996 reports made no mention of the PA, while the 1997 report only devoted one page to the PA, with no mention made of sources that emanate from the PA Ministry of Information, the PA’s PBC TV and Radio networks, the speeches given by Arafat, or the PA school curricula, all of which are rich in anti-Jewish incitement.

The director of the department of TAU that issues this annual report has not yet used the material that has been brought to her in this regard.

For the past month, the official outlets of the PA have devoted themselves to wide support for Sadaam Hussein. The demos to obliterate Tel Aviv emanate from the PA offices and have been widely praised on PBC Radio. The question remains: will the TAU 1998 report include analysis of the consistent PA incitement against Jews and Israelis?


David Bedein, Media Research Analyst
Bureau Chief
Israel Resource News Agency
Beit Agron International Press Center
POB 2265
37 Hillel Street
Jerusalem, Israel