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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Teaching children to hate

This post has nothing to do with being a vet, but rather a human being. Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV regularly airs a children's show urging young Palestinians to hate Israel, incite violence against it, and participate in the "resistance," a sick euphemism for terror against Israel. A giant rodent looking like a twisted version of Mickey Mouse, with a voice more irritating and disturbing than having an ice pick jammed into your ear, urges children on the air to fight the "Zionist enemy until Jerusalem and all the world is liberated from the murderers." Hmmmm.... teaching kids to blow themselves up to kill innocent people in order to make peace with their neighbours ..... and Israelis are the murderers? Nice try, Hamas.
Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti said the character represented a "mistaken approach" to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation. Now that Hamas is caught with its hand in the cookie jar, it is suddenly embarrassed. Again, nice try, Hamas. This very indoctrination undermines their attempt in achieving their ultimate goal. The bridge between the two sides is forcibly widened.
Why doesn't this annoying giant rodent promote peace and friendship with the Israelis? Why not show the similarities between Israeli and Palestinian children? Why not have both Israeli and Palestinian children on the show together?
Even the lefty peaceniks will have trouble with this one.

What happened to Romper Room?


webhill said...

Ha! No, I do not speak Hebrew (or perhaps I should say, ani lo m'daberet ivrit, except, that looks totally lame in transliteration, so let's stick with the English I guess). I can read biblical hebrew ok (without much comprehension) and I can understand very very slow basic modern hebrew speech - but, VERY slow, and VERY basic. I have been taking lessons because my parents-in-law have the irritating habit of speaking hebrew in front of me all the time and it's been over ten years and they clearly aren't giving up the habit so I'm just going to learn the language, and then ha ha on them. :)

But, yes, I guess we are both knitting vets. There are a few others of us out there. I've run into a couple on VIN and I know there's at least one other vet-knit-blog person out there.

If you want to email me, you can reach me at my username (which you clearly know what it is)

Take care!


My conversational hebrew is EXTREMELY basic as well. I can read well, but don't understand what I'm reading! Before you know it, your parents-in-law will no longer have their "secret language." Keep in touch.

Andrew said...

But you miss the point. The Palestinians are PROUD when they die in the process of killing innocents. Because to them, every Israeli, indeed any Jew, is better off dead. Until of course, the Palestinians kill each other. Then we get to see what they are really about.