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Your Pennies at Work: UNICEF Funds Hate TV for Palestinian Kids
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Unlike almost every other group linked to United Nations, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has retained much of the original goodwill associated with the praiseworthy cause of helping poor kids around the globe. But no one should be surprised that the group, for which American children have traditionally collected pennies on Halloween, is part and parcel of the same international system that nurtures hatred of Israel and the West.
Palestine Media Watch, the non-profit group that monitors Palestinian culture, has brought to light UNICEF’s sponsorship of a Palestinian hate ad. UNICEF has funded PYALARA, the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation, since 2000. An ad that bears the UNICEF logo promotes a PYALARA program on Palestinian Authority TV that is devoted to promoting a boycott of Israel. The ad depicts an axe smashing a Star of David, which has on its side not only additional Jewish stars but also the stars and stripes of the United States. Interestingly, the ad acknowledges that a PA program that advocates such a boycott is a blatant violation of the peace accords that the Palestinians have signed with Israel. PYALARA is, in fact, an NGO closely associated with the moderate peace-loving PA government of Mahmoud Abbas. Its weekly two-hour children’s program “Speak Up,” which promotes anti-Israel propaganda, is supported by UNICEF.
So the next time anyone even someone short and cute asks you for pennies for UNICEF, tell them about PYALARA and Palestinian hate TV for kids, and ask them to donate their allowances to another worthier children’s charity.


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