Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control.
From hijab and abuse in Egypt to freedom in Israel: The Amazing Story of PMW’s Egyptian Translator
PMW’s Egyptian Translator Meira grew up in Alexandria not knowing she was a Jew. Only when extremist Muslims tore her family’s house apart, screaming “Jews out,” did her parents disclose the family secret.
Attending a Muslim Brotherhood school, Meira grew up believing that “Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs, and that they have horns, a tail, and a large nose.” When she arrived in Israel as a teenager she looked to find where the Jews were hiding the horns and tails.
When Meira realized she herself was a Jew and had to flee to Israel, she was plunged into a severe identity crisis, and felt her whole life had been a lie.
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