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Barbara Kay: The hate that feeds the war

Posted on 2014-08-13 07:07:00

As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. In every religious faith, in every ideology, leaders know that the surest route to mass compliance and unshakable faith is through the children. Get ‘em early and, if possible (in democracies it isn’t), insulate them from any competing belief system. If there is ever to be harmony between Israel and the Palestinians, it won’t come about solely through negotiations over settlements or demilitarization or the right of return. True peace will only exist when Palestinian children are no longer brainwashed into Judeophobia from birth. There are Israeli individuals who loathe all Arabs, and who say so. Most other Israelis condemn such hateful expressions. They aren’t the norm because Israeli children are not exposed to hatred of any collective demographic in school, at synagogue or via children’s programming on TV. But a child in Gaza today would likely have seen a TV show like the one I recently viewed, which aired this past May. In one segment an older child host “interviews” younger ones. Rawan, the older girl, asks a little girl, “Tulin, why do you want to become a policeman [like your uncle Ahmad]?” Tulin: “They shoot thieves.” Prompt from Rawan: “And they shoot Jews, right? You want to be like him? Allah willing, when you grow up.” Tulin nods. “I will shoot the Jews.” Rawan: “All of them?” “Yes.” “Good.” Rawan smiles broadly. A chicken mascot figure leads the kids in song: ‘The mothers send their sons to victory or to Paradise, Allah willing’ In another segment, we see a circle of children who look about six to 10. Again, an older girl interviews a younger one. “Iman, you are the daughter of the martyr [Abu] Nidal. What did your father do to help liberate Jersualem?” Iman: “He produced........

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