President Bush made the first trip of his presidency to the Holy Land this week to, as he put it, push for a peace treaty and an independent Palestinian state by the end of his term in office. That leaves just over a year to solve one of the most complex problems in modern history.
In order to accomplish this goal, the president said, ”Israeli and Palestinian negotiation teams will begin discussing ‘core issues’ such as Jerusalem, the Palestinian demand for a ‘right of return’ for alleged Palestinian ‘refugees’ from the 1948 War of Independence, and firm borders for an eventual Palestinian state.”
In 1993, the Palestinian Authority took control of its own educational system as part of the terms of the Oslo Accords. Since that time, Palestinian schoolchildren have been systematically brainwashed into believing that the only possible solution to the ”Jewish Question” in what they believe is their land is the same conclusion reached by the Nazis at the Wannsee Conference. (This was a conference where the so called ”Final Solution to the Jewish Problem” was produced – the annihilation of the Jewish race.)
Arafat had a Pavlovian-type curriculum created that would out-do the Nazis. He educated a self-perpetuating generation of Palestinian children that see the only solution to regaining ‘their land’ is to destroy the State of Israel and annihilate the Jews.
Part of this plan was to set up summer camps run by the PA that teach children (some as young as six) how to use lethal weapons against the Jews.
Only a month ago, Palestinian TV rebroadcast a video made during the 1990’s (while the PA was ostensibly still in good-faith negotiations with Israel.) It is a children’s play that begins when Israeli soldiers shoot a Palestinian woman in the back.
She then ascends into Islamic paradise where she becomes one of the 72 virgins awaiting the next Palestinian martyr to die in the cause of Allah. The scene cuts to a young Palestinian who is murdered by the Israelis and arrives in Paradise to claim his reward.
Palestinian textbooks deny both the historic and present existence of an Israeli state. Maps of Palestine include all of Israel. Teachers who encourage students to follow in their footsteps continually glorify suicide bombers.
Virtually all PA schools educate their students to believe there is no higher calling in life than to give it up willingly, taking as many Jews with them as possible in the process. And they do this while signing countless documents promising to ‘end incitement’ against Israel in the Palestinian school system.
In the Bible, Proverbs 22:6 says, ”train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This works for evil as well as for good.
Each of us can attest to the truth of that passage from our own lives. What we learned as children stays with us for life. The fact that racial prejudice still exists in some places in America, even after decades of anti-racial deprogramming, is a testament to that truth.
Now imagine that you had been educated your entire life by Ku Klux Klansmen. All you ever knew were Klansmen, and all you were ever taught through your entire educational experience was KKK ideology.
Then one day, somebody tells you to ignore (not forget) everything you ever learned about racism and embrace the goals of the NAACP.
I chose that example because it is approximately the education experience of a typical white Southerner of late 19th and early 20th century America. Decades of affirmative action and racial deprogramming have revealed racism for what it is, yet it still remains firmly entrenched within the mindset of some Americans to this day.
One of the most commonly offered observations about Barack Obama is that his viability as a black presidential candidate means ”racism is dead in America.” (If that were true, why would we feel the need to point it out?)
Decades after Martin Luther King, decades after school integration, decades after school systems were sanitized of racial references, racism – while nothing like it was in the fifties – still remains alive and well in America.
It is also important to point out that the kind of prejudice Muslim’s have against the Jews far exceeds anything we understand in America. Their Holiest book, the Koran, backs their prejudice against Jews, and their mentors promise lavish rewards from Allah for killing them.
Palestinian children who have been continually shown false images in ”training films” of Israeli soldiers shooting Palestinian women and children in the back will never forget them, nor overcome the hatred it inculcated in them.
A Palestinian child who started in a PA school in 1993 is now in his mid-teens. Based on the American experience with prejudice, if the PA stopped anti-Israeli incitement today, it would take at least until about 2050 for the Palestinians, as a people, to achieve a minimum level of racial tolerance. And as I said, their kind of prejudice exceeds anything we understand. Yet President Bush is demanding that this happen by the end of this year.
No matter whether his time table is being pushed by a lust for a legacy, Saudi backroom threats of OPEC restricting U.S. oil allotments, or both – It ain’t gonna happen!
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