Sunday, November 17, 2013

The hate industry

Nadav Shragai
After seeing Palestinian children's textbooks, Hillary Clinton said that they and the PA's official media "profoundly poison the minds of these children." Six years have passed since then. More and more terrorists have been freed by Israel as part of deals and goodwill gestures, but it seems that nothing has changed. Hatred, both then and today, is not innate. Someone is making the effort to cultivate it. 

"The Jews are the worst of all people," recite two toddlers on Palestinian television in a poem based on Islamic sources, "...barbaric monkeys, accursed pigs, Jerusalem rejects your impurity from its quarters, because Jerusalem, you impure ones, Jerusalem is the wonder and awe of heaven, and Jerusalem, you slime, is clean and pure."

One generation, and even two or three, have passed, before Oslo and after it, and many of these children, who are growing up to become terrorists that shoot and stab and hate, are still learning to expect and to hope for Israel's demise.
They listen to and look at their surroundings, filled with the glorification of blood, terror and terrorists -- the worst among them, who have slain dozens and hundreds of children and women and civilians in our streets. In schools, sports centers, streets, town squares and parks -- everyone recalls the names of the murderers. Just recently, Fatah's official Facebook page praised "the terrorist who shot" 9-year-old Noam Glick from the village of Psagot. 

"The Palestinians have not given up at any point on their ambition to eventually reach their strategic goal, which is the end of Zionism," Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of the Research and Analysis and Production Division of the Israel Defense Forces Directorate of Military Intelligence, insisted in a Jerusalem district court. Kuperwasser was called to the witness stand by bereaved families who lost their dear ones in Palestinian acts of terror. The families are suing the Palestinian Authority and are looking to prove its ties to terrorism. The judge in these cases, trying to make it difficult for Kuperwasser, posed a question: "When they say the solution is two states for two peoples, is that not right?" Kuperwasser clarified: "No. The Arabs are talking about two states ... for two peoples -- the Palestinian people and the Israeli people. They have a new people called the Israeli people. They do not recognize the Jewish people. From their perspective, Israel can be a state of all its citizens. All of its citizens are Israeli. Not as a state of the Jewish people." And what about the Oslo plan? The PA's attorney Yossi Arnon asked Kuperwasser, and he stood by his stance: "The Oslo plan does not contradict the Ten Point Program. It is simply the first step."
Indeed hundreds, if not thousands of disclosures in recent years -- which show what kind of "peace" and "negotiations" the Palestinians intend to carry out with us -- have been documented by bodies like the Middle East Media Research Institute and Palestinian Media Watch among others. Just recently, Palestinian state television broadcast an invitation to the public, sponsored by PA Culture Minister Anwar Abu Eisheh, to a rally called "My Heritage is My Identity." The broadcast showed a group of young women in black robes, clad in keffiyehs, singing about a bird that flew and circled above Palestine, their land. "[Fly to] Jenin," they sang, "and bring to me from her valley blessings of peace for Nablus, Tulkarem and their soil. Drink from the water at the Jaffa port, and don't forget Ramle and Ramallah. Turn to Safed, pass through Tiberias, Acre and Haifa -- send regards to their sea. Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress, tell Beit She'an about the return of its people."
A member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Najat Abu Baker, has already made it clear that the Palestinian Authority advocates the Ten Point Program. "That does not mean that we don't want the borders of 1948," she said honestly, "but according to the current political plan, we say we want a state with the 1967 borders." This confession fits in with the systematic depiction of the establishment of the state of Israel as a disaster, with the PA's maps, textbooks and websites in which Israel does not exist, and also with an article in the PA's newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that describes "airplanes landing at Ben-Gurion airport carrying new settlers [new olim]. When will Ben-Gurion leave Lod and never return?"
We, it seems, have ceased to ask the right questions and are sealing our eyes shut.

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