Thursday, May 04, 2017


“We are raising our [Palestinian] youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace”

When Trump and Abbas met at the White House on Wednesday to discuss a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Abas told Trump: “We are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.

That was a great big lie!

From a May 1, 2017 Council on Foreign Nations report:

A new study of Palestinian textbooks finds that Palestinian children are being taught to glorify and value terrorism and violence. The study, called “Palestinian Elementary School Curriculum 2016–17: Radicalization and Revival of the PLO Program.”

The new Palestinian curriculum, which includes new textbooks for grades 1–4, is significantly more radical than previous curricula. To an even greater extent than the 2014–15 textbooks, the curriculum teaches students to be martyrs [terrorists], demonizes and denies the existence of Israel and focuses on a “return” to an exclusively Palestinian homeland.

Within the pages of the textbooks children are taught to be expendable. Messages such as: “the volcano of my revenge”; “the longing of my blood for my land”; and “I shall sacrifice my blood to saturate the land” suffuse the curriculum. Math books use numbers of dead martyrs to teach arithmetic. The vision of an Arab Palestine includes the entirety of what is now Israel, defined as the “1948 Occupied Territories.”

If that’s raising Palestinian children on a culture of peace, then pigs can fly.

Trump’s promise to broker a peace between the two sides does not bode well for the Israelis.

The Palestinians see a peace agreement as nothing more than a step in the obliteration of the state of Israel. Abbas has repeatedly vowed in Arabic that there can be only one state, a Palestinian state “from the (Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea” and that no Jews will be allowed to live there.

If Trump is really the friend of Israel he claims to be, he will keep his nose out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Otherwise Israel will get fucked.

Israel will be better off if the two sides continue to duke it out.

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