Posted by Atilla89 on August 12, 2008
If you’ve ever wondered how to stop the cycle of violence that plagues Israel and the Gaza Strip & West Bank then I have the answer for you, education. This may seem a little bit strange but education has the most say in a child’s outlook on the world. When I say education I am not just referring to going to school and then coming home to do homework and study. I am talking about the education that children receive from their parents, their friends, their religion and the media both independent and state-sponsored.
When a child learns to hate a particular people or religion from an early age, that hatred stays with them for a long time. When the message is continually hammered into them from every source of education it is almost impossible to undo the effects of such an upbringing. Of course, I am talking about the education that is continually forced upon Palestinian children. In my opinion, it would take generations to undo the damage being done to the Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. However outlining a brief plan of such a solution is not the point of this post. My aim is to show one particular grotesque way in which such a hatred of Israel and Jews is being fostered upon Palestinian children.
For example, a recent article in Pajamas Media titled ‘How Gaza Kids Are Spending Their Summer Vacation‘ is a great example of this ‘education’. When most people think of school holidays (especially summer) they think of going to the beach to relax, maybe going to a summer camp (known as a Sport and Recreation camp in Australia), you get the picture. However in the Gaza Strip, summer holidays means something completely different:
‘Hamas and Islamic Jihad, ever mindful of their responsibilities as pillars of the Palestinian community, are running their annual summer camps for thousands of youngsters…In addition to receiving healthy doses of religious and political indoctrination, they’ll be learning how to handle weapons and navigate assault courses.’
Hang on you say, did I read that last part right? They are letting children handle weapons? These sorts of descriptions sadly no longer surprise me (think Farfour, the Hamas version of Micky Mouse), indeed they are almost the norm now in Gaza. However to somebody else who has no idea about Palestinian society this would come as a shock and rightly so, this sort of treatment is disgusting.
‘An Islamic Jihad operative was at pains to point out to Ynet that children would only be handling dummy rockets, not real ones. Allah forbid that they should play with real Qassams or Katyushas — someone could lose an eye.’
Because that is any better…
Of course, this not anything new. During March I wrote a post very similar to this one in which I showed a video of children giving out flowers and lollies to passing Palestinians celebrating the recent (then) terrorist attackat Dimona. These sorts of actions just illustrate my point of how education is the key to stopping this conflict. Golda Meir, a former Prime Minister of Israel got it right when she said that peace would only be possible “when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us”.
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Posted by Atilla89 on August 2, 2008
Most people have realised by know that the second Durban Conference will be quite similar to the last one, Antisemitic and Anti-Zionist. We’ve already had a foretaste of what’s to come in the “Ad Hoc Committee of the Human Rights Council on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards” which was put into place in order to “heed the decision and instruction of the 2001 World Conference against Racism.” Need I say more? Indeed, once Canadian Senator Jerry Grafstein saw the signs and realised that the next Durban Conference known as UN Durban Review Conference scheduled for April, 2009 in Geneva was going to be much of the same thing, he started organising a counter-conference.
However, this is all just background information. In the latest development coming from the planning on the next conference, Eye on the UN reports that:
‘Iran has become a member of the “Group of Friends of the Chair”, an informal group of states charged with taking the first steps towards producing a Durban II manifesto.’
Is anyone else getting that queasy feeling in their stomachs again? I mean, the country’s President is a Holocaust denier, has threatened to destroy Israel numerous times and has stated that there are no homosexuals in Iran, which can be loosely translated as, because I killed them all (or am trying to). Am I missing something here? Now who else is on this “Group of Friends of the Chair’?
The role of his “friends” is described by Armenian Chairman Zohrab Mnatsakanian as “engaging in brainstorming and consolidating inputs.” Other members of the behind-the-scenes group are Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Egypt.
Um yeah… This is going to be interesting. Anne Bayefsky, Editor of Eye on the UN hits the nail on the head with this comment:
‘…one shudders to imagine the brainstorming among such human rights paragons.’
‘The first contribution of the “Group of Friends” will be filed at the next stage of the process, the ‘Intersessional Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group’ session to be held in Geneva September 1-5, 2008.’
I would be very interested to read exactly what they believe should be in the Durban ll manifesto, obviously I’m expecting more of the same that seen in Durban I but you never know…who am I kidding?
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Posted by Atilla89 on June 1, 2008
Funny list that I found courtesy of LGF, here’s the link for it.
Category 1: The Seed Planters
Examples: Steve Emerson, Daniel Pipes, Bernard Lewis
Usual Profession: Academics
Main Motivation: Zionism
Category 2: The Theological Warriors
Examples: Robert Spencer, Craig Winn, Pat Robertson
Usual Profession: Christian preachers
Main Motivation: Religious bigotry
Category 3: The Media Voices
Examples: Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Fox News, Ann Coulter
Usual Profession: Radio and TV personalities
Main Motivation: Money
Category 4: The Fringe
Examples: LGF, Joe Kaufman, Jewish Task Force
Main Motivation: Racism
Category 5: The Politicians
Examples: George W Bush, John McCain, miscellaneous Republican politicians
Usual Profession: Politicians
Main Motivation: Need to court the anti-Islam vote
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