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Palestinian state flag with crossed Jihad swords, 2011

Israeli National Anthem: "To be a free people in our land ..."
Palestinian National Anthem: "Palestine is my fire, Palestine is my revenge ... With the resolve of the winds and the fire of the guns ... I will live as a guerrilla, I will go on as guerrilla, I will expire as guerrilla"

National Anthem of Israel:

As long as in the heart, within,
A Jewish soul still yearns,
And onward, towards the ends of the east,
An eye still gazes toward Zion;

Our hope is not yet lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

National Anthem of Palestinian Authority:
My country, my country
My country, my land, land of my ancestors
Revolutionist, Revolutionist
Revolutionist, my people, people of perpetuity

With my determination, my fire and the volcano of my revenge
With the longing in my blood for my land and my home
I have climbed the mountains and fought the wars
I have conquered the impossible, and crossed the frontiers

With the resolve of the winds and the fire of the guns
And the determination of my nation in the land of struggle
Palestine is my home, Palestine is my fire,
Palestine is my revenge and the land of endurance

By the oath under the shade of the flag
By my land and nation, and the fire of pain
I will live as a fida'i*, I will remain a fida'i,
I will end as a fida'i
- until my country returns

*fida'i = Guerilla who risks his life voluntarily; one who sacrifices himself; hence the word fedayeen.

Compare attitudes:

Entrance of the the Israeli Parliament's official Arabic website (Feb 3, 2004)

Friday Sermon on Palestinian Authority official TV (Jun 8, 2001) (MPG, 4.2 MB): "... I pray to Allah that we live to see the usurping Knesset [Israeli Parliament] collapse on the heads of the Jews ..."

Palestinian Authority TV Sermon, May 13, 2005: "Muslims Will Rule America, Britain ... and the Entire World; Israel is a Cancer; Jews are a Virus Resembling AIDS; Muslims Will Finish Them Off"

Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, 1948: "THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations."

Palestine Liberation Organization Charter, 1964 | PDF copy of 2011 here: "We, the Palestinian Arab people, who believe in its Arabism and in its right to regain its homeland, to realize its freedom and dignity, and who have determined to amass its forces and mobilize its efforts and capabilities in order to continue its struggle and to move forward on the path of holy war (al-jihad) until complete and final victory has been attained,"

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