General Antisemitism

What the Guardian won’t report about the peace process: PA TV rebroadcasts video of Palestinian kids saying, “The Jews killed Arafat”


This was published by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik of Palestinian Media Watch

For this year’s annual commemoration of Yasser Arafat’s death, PA TV chose to rebroadcast video clips of Palestinian children’s messages in honor of Arafat, which included hate speech against Jews.

Several of the selected messages feature children repeating the ongoing Palestinian Authority libel that the Jews killed Arafat by poisoning. One boy first states that Arafat was poisoned by the Jews, but then corrects himself, saying: “Well, I don’t know what he died from, but I know it was by the Jews.”

The teaching that evil originates with the Jews was the basis for much of the Antisemitism throughout history. It should be stressed that these were prerecorded interviews with the children, yet PA TV chose to include the hate speech in the compilation. None of the children in the film speaks about peace; in fact, they do the opposite.

As Palestinian Media Watch reported at the time, this film was first broadcast in 2009 on the fifth anniversary of Arafat’s death as part of a televised memorial ceremony.

The boy’s comment quoted above, “I know it was by the Jews,” and the other children’s beliefs that “the Jews” killed Arafat, indicate the PA’s success in teaching Palestinian children hate libels and demonization of Jews.

The decision by PA TV to rebroadcast this is a further indicator that the PA continues to promote the values of hatred, violence and Martyrdom that the children have adopted.

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  1. And should not come as a surprise when an Arab Israeli MK – the pathologic liar Hanin Zoabi says this:
    The political plan of our party the National Democratic Assembly[Balad] ….consists a fully sovereign Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, and a non-Zionist, non-Jewish “state of all its citizens” within the 1948 borders to which the refugees will return.
    ….
    Our solution will open up the possibility for other solutions, which later may be imposed by the reality, like the solution of one bi-national state.

    Q: Do you Hanin Zoabi say President Shimon Peres or President Mahmoud Abbas?

    A:Shimon Peres is not my president…

    http://www.memri.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/2685.htm

    BTW Looking at the relevant maps – mixing the 1948 and 1967 borders – in order to implement this delusional grand plan some basic rules of geometry must be discarded first.
    Sadly Mme Zubbi is causing tremendous damage to her fellow Israeli Arab citizens and happily helps to prove that we don’t have a serious partner.

  2. “Sadly Mme Zubbi is causing tremendous damage to her fellow Israeli Arab citizens …”

    She represents them well. The notion that the Arabs in the pre-1967 territories are any less seditious than their brothers in Judea, Samaria and Gaza is an outdated one. One had only to watch the October 2000 Intifada to realize that.

  3. And we all thought the “Greater Israel” dream was dead and buried, only to discover its reincarnation as a “Greater Palestine” dream.

    Truly, nothing changes.

  4. Hawkeye

    Thanks for that link to Robin Sheperd’s piece. It is quite clear that the majority of Palestinians are still opposed to the existence of Israel, and refuse to accept the right of Jews to self-determination in the Middle East.

    This is the ugly face of Palestinian nationalism that the Guardian, and indeed the British mainstream press, have decided must remain hidden from the British people.

  5. yassir arafat died of “bad meat in the can”.

    P.S. Ask yassirs beard wife suha arafat, living on a multi-million dollar pension where the billions of dollars her late husband stashed the BILLIONS of dollars he received from the US and “eu” and even Israel.

  6. “opposed to the existence of Israel, and refuse to accept the right of Jews to self-determination in the Middle East … This is the ugly face of Palestinian nationalism”

    It’s the true and only face of that fake nationalism. It is its sole raison d’etre, and the reason why you get a sand lot out of Bill Gates’ greenhouses when you hand them to these people.

    If they were fighting for their own independence instead of against ours, they’d have done what we Jews did while we were still under British rule: Positive construction of both governance and culture. But their goal is a negative one and has been so from the start, so the only things they construct are Kassam rockets and terrorist training camps, and their culture consists of glorification of suicide-murder as we can see here.

  7. ziontruth, I agree, particularly about their focusing on destruction rather than state building but when a belief system is a primitive one, which is focused on avoiding the perpetual tortures of hell, they focus on how they can mitigate that and on the next world, rather than on this one.

    This makes such people peculiarly susceptible to anything which will guarantee them a good time in the after life. Enter stage left swivel-eyed imams who take advantage of the fact that sexual activity before marriage is proscribed and who deliberately titillate Muslim males with the sexual imagery of the after life where all their fantasies can be realised, and these people become more and more focused on “glorious” death rather than productive life.

    A society which promotes that can never survive.

  8. Mitnaged,

    “but when a belief system is a primitive one, which is focused on avoiding the perpetual tortures of hell, they focus on how they can mitigate that and on the next world, rather than on this one.”

    Jews too believe in heaven and hell, and so do Christians, but Islam is unique in having the automatic shortcut to heaven by means of suicide-murdering non-Muslims for the greater glory of the religion. This variable makes an essential difference.

    “Enter stage left swivel-eyed imams who take advantage of the fact that sexual activity before marriage is proscribed…”

    Sexual activity before marriage is proscribed in Judaism as well. But the heaven promised in Judaism is a spiritual one, not a porn palace as in Islam. That, again, makes an essential difference.

    The afterlife promises of Islam explain a lot but not everything. Selfishness can never breed the kind of focused, perpetual hatred we see here. The fact is, the jihadists operate out of a quite selfless motive: The glory of the Islamic collective. The imperialistic goal, the goal of leaving a world where your collective is dominant over all others, is what drives them; the afterlife promises are just icing on the cake.