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Pedagogy of hate-Palestinian children have learned from their elders.
Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-4-04 | ITAMAR MARCUS AND BARBARA CROOK

Posted on 01/04/2004 10:56:53 AM PST by SJackson

If you want to know what's really at the heart of the Palestinian conflict with Israel, don't ask politicians or diplomats. Go to Palestinian children.

Unlike the rest of the world, they've been paying close attention to what their leaders and educators have been teaching. And they are ready to practice what they've been taught.

For instance, children interviewed on PA TV last week state without reservation that Israel has no right to exist, and that the goal for which they're willing to sacrifice their lives is Israel's destruction.

"They [the Jews] came to take Palestine, that is, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Ramle. All these cities belong to Palestine," one youth explains in a December 25 broadcast, echoing years of standard Palestinian Authority indoctrination.

And because he is convinced that Israel has no right to exist: "We hope, hope, hope and I emphasize these things, that the Arab countries and the foreign countries – all the countries of the world – will support the Palestinians and will expel the Israelis.

"We must expel all Israelis from Palestine. Because Israel – there is nothing called 'Israel' in the world. The Israelis [came] from Holland, America, Iran."

The children are seen promising they will keep fighting, generation after generation, until they liberate Palestine.

Furthermore, they say they don't fear death in the struggle because it is shahada – death for Allah. "Even if all the Palestinian children, Palestinian youth, Palestinian women, and Palestinian men die, we will not surrender!"

None of this is surprising to anyone who has been paying attention to what does on in the PA educational system. Israel is erased from PA maps, schoolbooks and historians deny Israel's right to exist, and educators at all levels teach that Israel is a foreign colonial implant.

Despite PA claims to the contrary, its textbooks continue to delegitimize Israel and dismiss it as a foreign occupier: "Palestine faced the British occupation after the First World War in 1917, and the Israeli occupation in 1948."

Children are taught that all of Israel is part of Palestine. For example, "Among the famous rocks of southern Palestine are the rocks of Beersheba and the Negev..."

About Palestine's water sources, children are taught: "The most important is the Sea of Galilee."

SUCH MESSAGES of delegitimization have been affirmed by Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei. He is on record as rejecting the idea of Israel as a Jewish state. "President Bush said that Israel is a Jewish state, which is a cause for our concern. This should not have been said," he told Al-Nahar and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on June 15, 2003.

PA-affiliated historians appear on educational TV to reinforce this message. On December 28 Dr. Isam Sisalem reiterated what he has said on numerous broadcasts. Jews "have no history or connection to this land" and are nothing but a "cancer" planted by Britain to control the Middle East.

In the same educational broadcast last week, another historian resurrected The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the infamous anti-Semitic forgery, citing it as one of the foundations of the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

"The Zionist movement began at the Basel Congress to plan the exploitation of the powers' struggle, and the struggle of Europe over the Middle East," said Dr. Riad Al-Astal, a history lecturer at Al-Azhar University in Gaza.

Consequently, when we view children on PA TV who say they want to destroy Israel, to liberate Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, and Ramle, and to expel the Jews, we are seeing children who are accurately regurgitating the sentiments inculcated and reinforced throughout PA society.

Indeed, years of anti-Israel indoctrination have been alarmingly effective in teaching Palestinian youth that the Jews have no link to Israel, that Israel has no right to exist and that the overriding goal of the next generation – even at the cost of their lives – should be to eliminate Israel.

The essence of the conflict is Israel's very right to exist – not the question of borders or refugees. Peace negotiations that do not address the PA's system of indoctrination will be short-term paper agreements doomed to failure.

Palestinian children have already figured this out. Perhaps the rest of us need to stay after school.

Marcus is founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch. Crook is PMW's North American representative.


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1 posted on 01/04/2004 10:56:53 AM PST by SJackson
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Of course the palestinian message of hate could not be spread without Euro and American complicity.


2 posted on 01/04/2004 10:58:47 AM PST by SJackson
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3 posted on 01/04/2004 10:59:19 AM PST by Support Free Republic (If Woody had gone straight to the police, this would never have happened!)
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To: SJackson
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4 posted on 01/04/2004 11:07:52 AM PST by VOA
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To: SJackson
There is no doubt that the Palestinian entity is pure evil!

And just as God made the Jews wander in the wilderness until the evil generations were consumed, so too it will take a couple of generations until sanity is planted in the young minds of Palestinian children!

5 posted on 01/04/2004 11:09:52 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: SJackson
Groups of boys and girls are taken every summer to camps where they are indoctrinated.

For the boys, they are required to take a live puppy dog and choke it to death. While the boys are performing this ritual, they must say this: "This is the dog the Jew, and this is what I can do to the dog the Jew".

For the girls, they are required to take a live baby snake and chop it's head off with an axe. While the girls are performing this ritual, they must say this: "This is the snake the Jew, and this is what I can do to the snake the Jew".

I don't suppose it takes very many summers to instill a lifelong hatred.

But .. remember, this hatred started with Ishmael (the son born to Abraham and the slave woman). This hatred is 4000 years old .. and you may not be able to repair it in just a few years.
6 posted on 01/04/2004 11:12:23 AM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: CyberAnt
"This hatred is 4000 years old..and you may not be able to repair it in just a few years."

This hatred is 4000 years old.. and you may not repair it EVER.

Sadly, the only solution cannot be exercised. It wouldn't be right either. If Hitler had his way, he would have had the Jews elimintated from the earth, if the Jews are to have peace with the PA, all Palistinians would have to be hunted down and killed worldwide. This unrest in the MiddleEast will have to be lived with until Christ comes back.
7 posted on 01/04/2004 11:30:05 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Part of the Vast Right Wing Apparatus since Ford lost. ><BCC>)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
It's sad to say .. but I think you're right!
8 posted on 01/04/2004 11:34:09 AM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: CyberAnt
Do you have some documentation of these rituals and which summer camp conducts them? Sounds a bit out there even for the Palestinians.
9 posted on 01/04/2004 12:25:58 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: SJackson
The United Nations contributes to the publishing of these 'school books'.

"Of course the Palestinian message of hate could not be spread without Euro and American complicity

We give to UNICEF and UNICEF is a United Nations agency...all are keeping the Palestinians from learning the truth about their history through these school books and their rewritten history.

One more reason to keep the United Nations at arms length with precious little money...the UN is against Israel and her survival...the Democrats love the United Nations and would help Jordan’s Palestine anyway they could, even to pushing Israel into the sea.

10 posted on 01/04/2004 12:34:10 PM PST by yoe (Mirror, mirror on the wall............the Clark mantra)
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ped'a•go'gy n. The art or science of teaching.

Indeed. Reading articles like this from credible sources such as this is why sane people don't get caught up in the touchy-feely, feel good positive thinking/affirmation nonsense of the ISM and the U.S. State Department.






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11 posted on 01/04/2004 4:15:44 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: mvpel
This story was told to me several years ago by Billye Brimm. She has travelled for years to Israel, and even enrolled in their Hebrew School to learn the language. According to her .. this information was gleaned from speaking with the parents of some of the children who were forced to attend these "camps".

Billye Brimm has a website .. so you can feel free to contact her for authenication.
12 posted on 01/04/2004 4:54:47 PM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: SJackson
"Carefully Taught" from "South Pacific"

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

13 posted on 01/04/2004 5:00:54 PM PST by Polybius
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To: mvpel
Lowering the incitement profile in PA summer camps, while continuing the incitement to violence, at least in the Hamas and PIJ summer camps

Summer Camps Organized by the Palestinian Authority for Schoolchildren: Will the Messages of Hatred and Violence Be Replaced by Messages of Peace and Love?

psycho death cult summer camp

Palestinian Summer Camps Teach Terror Tactics, Espouse Hatred ...

ISLAMIC JIHAD DENIES SUMMER-CAMP PARAMILITARY INDOCTRINATION

Embassy of Israel Briefing


14 posted on 01/04/2004 5:19:28 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
A baby rattlesnake is still a rattlesnake!
15 posted on 01/04/2004 7:14:00 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: SJackson
"They [the Jews] came to take Palestine, that is, Tel Aviv, ... All these cities belong to Palestine,"

I know it is a minor sticking point of reality, but Tel Aviv did not exist before the Jews built it, it was just sand dunes. But then reality has very little to do with "Palestinians".

16 posted on 01/04/2004 9:54:08 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SJackson
GIGO!


Garbage In Garbage Out.
17 posted on 01/04/2004 9:55:51 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Howard Dean is the Joker's insane twin brother.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
I don't think so. If they get @ss-whupped enough times, they'll wise up. Problem is, the United States is continually holding Israel back from solving the problem.
18 posted on 01/04/2004 9:56:58 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Howard Dean is the Joker's insane twin brother.)
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I feel your frustration there. You could be right, and I sometimes hate US holding Israel back. I don't believe kicking their butts real bad will make a permanent impression. Israel may even have 100 years of peace if they were unleashed, but it would take an oppressive maintainance program to keep Palistinians down, and they would still be doing the suicide bomber thing all the while, garnishing sympathy from rogue nations and Hollywood's finest, not to mention constant killings of Israelis and other Jews around the globe. This wouldn't be just a PA thing either, it would be against the entire Arab world, and even the entire Muslim world, what with their 1.3 billion and growing numbers.

The WOT is a permanent state, IMO, and now we(U.S.)are in the thick of it for good. It will never end.
19 posted on 01/05/2004 7:29:22 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Part of the Vast Right Wing Apparatus since Ford lost. ><BCC>)
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To: American in Israel
The present palestinians are a propaganda fiction created to ussurp the Jewish right and legal position of ownership of the land. Under the British mandate the arabs did not want to be called palestinians. They preferded the honest and real names of Arab, Ottoman, etc. The British palestinian Brigade was made up of Jews not arabs who would not accept the title. Under the arab rulers the land was desolated. The facts of this were well recorded by early travelers, including Mark Twain.

The land is strewn with ancient terraces, water systems, grape presses and olive presses which attest to the richness destroyed under islamic arabs. Emaus is easily accessable and the hillside terraces for farming are in great evidence. The remains of the water system is easily found as are rock hewn tombs. This is just one location that is evidence to the way the land bloomed formerly. Unfortunatly the arabs can only lust to steal the work of the Jews in rehabilitating the land and its potential.

It is sad that the arabs would rather sacrifice their children on the explosive fires as homicide bent terrorists than to put out the effort to create a good life and a viable nation for themselves. Since they love desolation so well they should move east of the Jordan River and back to arabia where they would be more at home.

If I knew how to get pics in here I would post wine press and stuff like that somewhere or on my about page.
20 posted on 01/05/2004 10:37:04 AM PST by lobo59
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I think this is the core of the hatred. The "humiliation" of Israel's success in contrast to the squalor of the Arab world (with the exception of the oil rich, who owe their prosperity to Western technology and commerce). Of course if the "Palestinians" succeeded in destroying Israel they would just add a few acres to their desolate empire.

Limited government, economic freedom, and rule of law would allow Arabs to prosper. Stalinism/Arafatism never will.

21 posted on 01/07/2004 10:38:55 AM PST by SupplySider
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