PMW in the Media
Palestinians: A genocidal people
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A report today from Palestinian Media Watch discusses a recent poll that shows that 90% of Palestinian schoolchildren believe Israel has no right to exist. This is a direct consequence of their indoctrination in Palestinian schools where they are taught to hate Jews, to revere suicide killers and to believe that the war against Israel is a holy war demanded by Allah. They are also taught that the present day map of the Middle East contains no Israeli state. As I have pointed out in the past, the Palestinians are the only people in the history of mankind who may truly be called genocidal. Even the Germans were not told of Hitler's final solution, presumably because Hitler thought them too civilized to go along with it. But the Palestinians are openly and officially informed of the intentions of their leaders and wholeheartedly embrace the liquidation of the Jews of the Middle East as a holy obligation. Here is a key passage from the Palestinian Media Watch report:
The following description of Israel's founding represents the dominant dogma about Israel in Palestinian schoolbooks:


"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine and expelled its people from their cities, their villages, their lands and their houses, and established the State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104 ]

Defining Israel's founding as a "catastrophe unprecedented in history," “a theft perpetrated by "Zionist gangs," together with numerous other hateful descriptions of Israel as "colonial imperialist" and "racist," compounded by the presentation of the conflict as a religious war, leaves no latitude for students to have positive or even neutral attitudes towards Israel. This negative imagery and religious packaging are compounded by hateful presentations of Israeli policy. The young students are imbued with a Palestinian identity as “victims” just by virtue of Israel's existence. The well-meaning student is left with no logical justification or religious option to accept Israel as a neighbor or to seek coexistence. Given the total rejection of Israel's right to exist, on nationalistic and religious grounds, Palestinian terror against Israel since Israel's founding in 1948 is defined as: "resistance … acts of most glorious heroism." [Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Commentary, grade 12 p 105]