Children of Palestinians vs. Children of Israel

We have all read countless stories how Hamas deliberately targets children in Israel. Their rocket fire is often timed for 8 a.m., just when thousands of children are heading to school and kindergarten.

We’ve also all read countless stories how both Hamas and the “moderate” “peace partner” Fatah, aka the Palestinian Authority educate (if that’s the right word) their children to a deep and abiding hatred of both Israelis and Jews.

Recently a video was published showing how Israeli children are taught to cope with the trauma of living under constant rocket fire, with the attendant need to find shelter within 15 seconds. The video is both heart-warming in its earnestness to help these traumatised children, and yet chilling because of its very necessity. (h/t BBC Watch)

Contrast this sweet video with any one of the multitude of videos on Palestinian Media Watch showing the hateful indoctrination that Palestinian children receive. Here are a couple of examples:

Beyond this evil indoctrination there are a multitude of faked reports, videos and photos of alleged Israeli violence against innocent Palestinian children and other civilians – dubbed “Pallywood” by Israel supporters – that always emerge out of any violent conflict between Israel and its Palestinian enemies, and which are eagerly lapped up by both the Arab media and the rest of the international media which really ought to know and behave better.

For examples of Pallywood I will simply direct you to Israellycool, CiFWatch  and Elder of Ziyon for prime examples, though there are many more examples out there on the web.

With the combined power of the powerful Pallywood propaganda, together with the brainwashing and indoctrination of Palestinian children by their own media and officials into the most vile and dangerous hatred of Israel and Jews,  the question arises how is Israel ever to be expected to make peace with people such as these?  It will take generations until someone on the Palestinian side will be able and wiling to sit down and talk genuinely about real peace. Not a hudna, Not taqqiya. Real peace.

Just to remind you – this is what Israel’s children in the south have to contend with – Just 15 seconds:

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21 Responses to Children of Palestinians vs. Children of Israel

  1. JudyPT says:

    I was so moved by this little film it shows how fear can be overcome with song and togetherness. The terrible tragedy is that such coping strategies are needed by these small children.We always worry what the world thinks of us please get this song out in cyberspace to try and get people to understand what our kids have to deal with JudyPT

    • anneinpt says:

      We always worry what the world thinks of us

      Absolutely. That is the root of all our problems. We get accused of the worst crimes no matter what we do, so we might as well act in our own best interest and damn what the world thinks.

  2. ealha3 says:

    Anne, you’ve touched on one of the most difficult issues confronting the peace equation. So difficult, it is not merely confined to children and it is not likely to be solved given the history of
    anti-Semitism and its geographic universality. Jews cannot ever expect to be free of anti-Semitism – that is historically and geographically certain – except within the confines of Israel
    and we see daily how dangerous that is. Maybe an answer is a “New Israel.” There are dozens of islands around the world with enough square kilometers to accommodate a civilization the size of the world’s Jews – about 5,000 square kilometers. Within a few years any one of them could be an alternative to Israel for Jews seeking to escape from even latent anti-Semitism without having to expose themselves to Islam, Hamas, Hezbollah, Neo-Nazi and other known
    and unknown forms of hate and murderous groups. Indeed, within a only a few years, Jewish ingenuity and work ethic could create one of the most attractive business/resort/residential societies on the face of the planet, given the history of Israel, itself, even after 5 wars and constant distractions and drain of its resources to deal with the savagery of its surrounding adversaries. Why is there not even the suggestion of such a possibility?

    Elliott

    • anneinpt says:

      Elliott, I have to say I’m shocked at your suggestion and your defeatism.

      True, the Jewish people might never be able to free themselves from anti-Semitism, but the answer is most definitely not to run away. That’s what the anti-Semites want! If concentrating the Jews in Israel is dangerous we’ll just have to find better ways to fight them off and convince them that it is in their interests as well as our own to leave us alone.

      As for creating a “new Israel” – where would you put it? On an island? How much would you like to bet that as soon as the “New Israelis” build a thriving economy and society, the Muslims and/or other assorted anti-Semites will find an architectural discovery “proving” that they were there before the Jews, and that the island needs to be partitioned and the Jews need to stop their Occupation.

      Similar ideas have already been suggested in the past and didn’t work. The Uganda idea was posited at the Sixth Zionist Congress but abandoned in 1904, and the Birobidjan Autonomous Project idea was attempted in the early 1920s to 1940s but came to an ignominious end with the Holocaust and the rise of Stalinism.

      And in any case, why should the Jews have to run away and start from scratch? Let the anti-Semites run away and start their own country if they hate the Jews so much that they can’t live in close proximity to them.

      But in the final event, the main reason for not leaving Israel is that Israel is the Jewish homeland. Not Uganda, not Birobidjan, and not some island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific. Israel is where Jewish history began, and Israel is where the Jewish future will continue. The Temple was not built in Kampala but in Jerusalem. The great Torah academies were in Yavneh and Tiberias, not in Birobidjan or Fiji. The Patriarchs and Matriarchs are buried in Hebron not in Africa. There is no way that Israel and the Jews are going to move now that the Jews are reunited with their homeland once again.

      • Thank you for your considerate response. However …
        I’m not suggesting an abandonment of Israel. I’m suggesting an alternative. For those with a religious attachment to Israel, it will always be there for them to defend – as they choose – but defend is what they will have their lives and those of future generations to deal with. That remains a nobel cause, but it is also a very difficult one to select. I am suggesting that for all the Jews in the diaspora who suffer anti-Semitism in various forms and desire for themselves and their future generations a place, like Israel, where they no longer have to suffer the stupidity of bigotry and can experience the exhilaration of their Jewish identity without fear of a rain of rockets. Is there a possibility they would suffer attacks even at this new refuge? Yes, but it would be as likely as sufferng any other garden-variety criminal act and would be dealt with in a similar manner. There would not be the danger of being surrounded by hundreds of millions of savages seeking genocidal extinction.

    • cba says:

      Elliott, your suggestion reminds me of this play by Janet Tiger http://playsbyjanetstiger.com/Jews_on_Moon.html

      “The Jews settled the moon in 2053, just about five years after the end of the Islamic Wars of the 40s, where the Middle East, and Israel, of course, had been obliterated by nuclear weapons.”

      It’s well worth reading.

  3. reality says:

    what a powerful blog-I keep watching those sweet children trying to overcome their fears with song & I’m sitting here crying. When the Code red sounds & your heart thumps & you think you might be dead in 15 seconds is too much for anyone to live with.Then I saw the Palestinans movies & songs. It just makes you sick. Send this to all the major newspapers & UN agencies. If they now have a non observer status maybe we can sue them in the Hague using these clips as proof that all the monies go to continuing terrror & that they have no peace in their thoughts (only a big Piece-of Israel)

    • anneinpt says:

      If they now have a non observer status maybe we can sue them in the Hague using these clips as proof that all the monies go to continuing terrror

      Bingo! That’s the only realistic way of fighting them. Turn their scheming on its head. If they want to sue us, let us sue them back. They can’t claim to be a state and then disclaim all responsibility as if they are poor stateless people.

      Although of course I say they can’t, but you can be sure the world will let them get away with it, because there’s no one so holy and untouchable as the Palestinians.

      • Earl says:

        If “World Jewry” really wanted to go after the PLO in civil court, it could have done so decades ago- using the simple expedient of the late David Berger. He was an American citizen- bring a $10billion wrongful death lawsuit in a NYC court against the PLO and its Western sub-entities. Obtain judgments, then distrain and liquidate assets. Drag the PLO officials into discoveries. Turn over every rock. At least the Munich victims’ slaughter would not have been for no purpose.

        • anneinpt says:

          Earl, you would be interested to learn about the doings of the Israel Law Center (Shurat Hadin) which does exactly what you suggest – bankrupting terrorism, defending human rights and lawfare.

          It was founded and is run by Attorney Nitsana Darshan Leitner – an amazing woman (and from my hometown :-). though sadly I do not know her personally.)

          Take a look. I think you’ll like it. And her. ;-)

    • Earl says:

      Send this to all the…UN agencies.

      An utter waste of time- the UN (absent the US and Canada) is merely a satrap of the OIC and/or states that de facto advance Judenhass. Until the ME (and the world, more broadly) are Judenrein, there will be no let up. Merely a series of hudnas- all sanctioned by the incompetent, intermeddling UN. Spit.

  4. Rob Harris says:

    Anne wrote: “That is the root of all our problems. We get accused of the worst crimes no matter what we do, so we might as well act in our own best interest and damn what the world thinks. [...]
    Although of course I say they can’t, but you can be sure the world will let them get away with it, because there’s no one so holy and untouchable as the Palestinians.”

    I’m trying to write an article about it at the mo’ but Abbas’ strategy (as previously with a latter-day Arafat) is for the rest of the world (bar the US) to fight their corner. We all accept that Israel faces a psychological Jihad that is trying to destroy it via the UN, lawfare and propaganda. It is working. Yet we all (myself included) have to face facts at this stage (especially after such a big UN vote) that their strategy has worked a treat, and now the world is bloodly well doing exactly what they wanted. For me one consequence of the UN vote is a time when international forces invade Israel, as was done with Libya. If anyone thinks that unlikely then consider that with the present vote the world supports the ethnic cleansing of the West Bank, and even the negation of Israel via UN 194.

    I am sorry to bring this up again but there needs to be a united pro-Israel front throughout the world (perhaps through some sort of umbrella group) – one that is strong enough to punch through its message to the mainstream media and therefore mainstream consciousness. Until that comes we are simply whistling in the wind, the many people (such as myself) writing articles, trying to write to media groups etc. If people support Israel, and truly mean it, then they need to put their money down with no time to waste. Not acting means Israel’s slow destruction is almost inevitable.

    • anneinpt says:

      For me one consequence of the UN vote is a time when international forces invade Israel, as was done with Libya.

      Rob, I think you’re being much too pessimistic. The world like to blow sound and fury, but although it doesn’t “signify nothing”, no one is going to invade Israel. They are all too tired and weary after Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc. They’re not bothering with Syria. They’re never going to try it with Israel.

      there needs to be a united pro-Israel front throughout the world (perhaps through some sort of umbrella group)

      Yes, you are right to a degree. I think the problem though is not only presenting a united front, but getting our message through – to an UNWILLING audience. If people were willing to listen it would be so much easier. But they have closed their ears, eyes and minds to the truth. Please don’t confuse them with facts. Certainly a lot of this has happened through Israel’s dismal PR, but it can’t all be blamed on that.

      Not acting means Israel’s slow destruction is almost inevitable.

      I don’t believe that. We will survive because we have no choice, and because in the end, countries and people with a conscience WILL come to Israel’s aid. Not saying it will be easy though.

      • Rob Harris says:

        Hi Anne, just a response to your’s:

        Anne wrote: “Rob, I think you’re being much too pessimistic. The world like to blow sound and fury, but although it doesn’t “signify nothing”, no one is going to invade Israel. They are all too tired and weary after Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc. They’re not bothering with Syria. They’re never going to try it with Israel.”

        You’re right in the short term that there wouldn’t be any invasion of Israel but I was really referring to the long term – in excess of a decade when support in the US is eroded away, and it is no longer a vote winner to support Israel. Things certainly do seem to be changing there to a significiant extent. If and when that happens, what would stop the UN security council passing draconian (and binding) resolutions against Israel?

        Anne Wrote: “Yes, you are right to a degree. I think the problem though is not only presenting a united front, but getting our message through – to an UNWILLING audience. If people were willing to listen it would be so much easier. But they have closed their ears, eyes and minds to the truth. Please don’t confuse them with facts. Certainly a lot of this has happened through Israel’s dismal PR, but it can’t all be blamed on that.”

        Absolutely right, it is the capacity to get the pro-Israel message through. That is why I think a united front is the only way because loads of small divided voices won’t be sufficient to punch into the mainstream, let alone organise protests, other events, and lobby politicians. Clout is when is needed as far as I can see.

        The audience is unwilling but I don’t think it should be exaggerated. Ireland is one of the most por-Palestinian states around yet even here many people seem open enough to hearing the pro-Israel message even after being force-fed a pro-Pal message for decades! There was a small but significant rally in Dublin recently where that was noted!

        Anne Wrote: “We will survive because we have no choice, and because in the end, countries and people with a conscience WILL come to Israel’s aid. Not saying it will be easy though.”

        Maybe so or maybe not. Although there are exceptions, I have an extremely poor view of humanity so I would tend to disagree. You should read the great and hugely underrated philosopher Eric Voegelin on why the Holocaust happened. He was a German man who had to flee in 1939 because someone accused him of being Jewish when he wasn’t. His situation gave him a rather unique perspective and his observations on why the Holocaust happened would probably be ten-fold true today, e.g. with the rise of the Internet and pro-Palestinianism. I think that not only Israel but long term the Jewish people themselves are at risk, and all have to fight tooth and nail for their legitimacy like never before. This is a war of words that will very probably dictate the future of a people, and word “war” must be the emphasised.

        • anneinpt says:

          If and when that happens, what would stop the UN security council passing draconian (and binding) resolutions against Israel?

          Let’s assume the worst will happen – how will they ever enforce even Security Council resolutions? Israel has never violated any of those, but plenty of countries have. I cannot see the world or the UN having any appetite for physically taking on the Israelis, along with an army of Jewish supporters who would come to help from around the world.

          As for a united front, I agree with you 100%, but I wish you luck with that. As you might have heard, “2 Jews, 3 opinions”.

          Re Ireland’s support, the Irish4Israel group has suddenly received a lot of airplay in Israel and they are to be loudly applauded.

          I think that not only Israel but long term the Jewish people themselves are at risk, and all have to fight tooth and nail for their legitimacy like never before. This is a war of words that will very probably dictate the future of a people, and word “war” must be the emphasised.

          I agree with you in principle, but again, I think you are being a tad pessimistic. Have faith and be of good courage. With supporters like you and with G-d’s help, we will not only pull through but thrive and flourish.

          • Rob Harris says:

            Hi Anne, it seems we won’t agree on this issue but here are a few thoughts for the road – hopefully it’ll be a bit of food for thought, and explain why I see such great urgency in doing something drastic.

            Anne wrote: “Let’s assume the worst will happen – how will they ever enforce even Security Council resolutions? Israel has never violated any of those, but plenty of countries have. I cannot see the world or the UN having any appetite for physically taking on the Israelis, along with an army of Jewish supporters who would come to help from around the world.”

            This is all just speculation but look at the response of France recently as an indicator. It was postulated that France would bring about sanctions, which Hollande had to deny, meaning it was likely a realistic prospect. The Security Council resolutions wouldn’t likely be enforced about through direct military action but via boycott and embargo. Arms sales will be banned leading to a slow gradual weakening of Israel whilst the Arab world, and the UN/international community, continues to grow stronger. The real strength of a nation is not so much its arms as its economic assets and access to technology and heavy industry as was seen during WWII. These would be bled dry over a period with enemies ever bolder. A nation ground to a halt economically for say over a decade is relatively easy prey for military conquest.

            Anne wrote: “As for a united front, I agree with you 100%, but I wish you luck with that. As you might have heard, “2 Jews, 3 opinions”.”

            I hope this doesn’t sound rude but there is no need to wish me luck with that as you did over the Israeli channel idea as its not something I can pull off let alone initiate to a very modest level. I’m just sharing a strongly held belief, one that I can’t for the life of me understand that it hasn’t been put into practice. If there were others I could work with then that would be great but couldn’t find any on the same page.

            The pro-Palestinian movement is principally left-wing and organised at a roots level. It takes the leftist culture of campaigning to turn what wasn’t exactly a popular idea in the 1970’s, transforming it into a mass international movement that is likely louder today than the boycott Apartheid South Africa movement was at its height. Those that largely support Israel tend to be on the centre and right. They seem to have no idea how to get their message across let alone work together if accounts are believed.

            Anne wrote: “Re Ireland’s support, the Irish4Israel group has suddenly received a lot of airplay in Israel and they are to be loudly applauded.”

            Its good about Irish4Israel but its only after years of failure. The biggest pro-Israel group in Ireland is Irish Friends of Israel. They don’t have a website, and are almost impossible to contact, seemingly out of fear. Meanwhile Irish pro-Palestinians buy one or more ships to tackle Israel near Gaza each year.

            Anne wrote: “I agree with you in principle, but again, I think you are being a tad pessimistic. Have faith and be of good courage. With supporters like you and with G-d’s help, we will not only pull through but thrive and flourish.”

            I really hope I am wrong as I find what is happening rather disturbing. It is what prompted me to write. All I can say is consider the intent of the people who wish to destroy Israel, and the way in which anti-Semitism has multiplied, especially in the West. In 25 years (1984 to 2009), anti-Semitic violence went up eight-fold in the UK. Their scheme of defaming Israel and Jews by inference is working. I know an educated intelligent guy who told me last week that Israel is proving Hitler’s views on Jews right. Its just one of vast number of examples I could cite just from my own personal experience. People should be very very afraid of what is happening, and understand Israel’s demonisation has an end plan in sight.

            Unfortunately I don’t believe in God. I recall how the Holocaust challenged the faith of many Jewish people. I don’t know how such an event can be reconciled with a belief in God but, whether or not he exists, it seems clear the old guy didn’t do much in a time of great need so can’t really be relied upon.

  5. rrW says:

    Rob -
    You might be correct – but if Israel is pushed into a tight corner – I wouldn’t be surprised if it would nuke all arab neighbors. – so if it is threatened with invasion by Nato, US etc – I would expect all oil in the m.e to become radioactvie contaminated overnight, – and the world would slowly come to a grinding halt.

    • anneinpt says:

      I agree with Rob that there’s no way Israel would do so unless it was facing certain destruction, as in Samson bringing the house down on top of him. Nuking our neighbours would be nuking ourselves, remember.

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  7. Rob Harris says:

    rrW, interesting idea but I’m not sure an Israeli leadership would be quite unhinged enough to do it or even threaten it. Besides military strikes another option open to the international community is a complete embargo, which over a few decades would pretty much destroy the country.

    It’s notable how much pro-Palestinians the world over target a US audience with their propaganda, and really the only thing holding back such aggressive actions is the US veto at the Security Council. Once that goes then weak Western nations will also bow out. Its an apocalyptic scenario I’m afraid but all this one-sided nigh-on irrational posturing and outright hatred at the UN (and elsewhere) will surely result in something very nasty happening to Israel in the medium term.

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