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July 10, 2013

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian TV Broadcasts Jew-Hating Children… Again

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On July 3rd, official Palestinian Authority (PA) television broadcast two adorable little girls reciting a poem. Nice? Not really. Here are some of the verses, as translated and posted by Palestinian Media Watch:

Oh, you who murdered Allah’s pious prophets [Jews in Islamic tradition]
Oh, you who were brought up on spilling blood
You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship.
Oh Sons of Zion, oh most evil among creations
Oh barbaric monkeys, wretched pigs

This is not an isolated incident. Palestinian Media Watch has documented numerous examples of similar hate speech by children in PA and Fatah (the party of PA leaders) media.

A quick search of Google news turned up only five stories about this shameful episode, and those only in the Israeli press and some specialty media. However, if you type “Israel” into a Google news search you turn up 46,000,000 stories, including a New York Times review of an Israeli movie and an ABC News story about investors buying a bankrupt Israeli electric car company. Is this not at least as newsworthy?

By broadcasting these sentiments on its official television station, it is clear the Palestinian Authority endorses the sentiments in the poem. How difficult will it be to achieve a peaceful settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when these attitudes are taught to children?:

Jerusalem vomits from within it your impurity
Because Jerusalem, you impure ones, is pious, immaculate
And Jerusalem, you who are filth, is clean and pure.
I do not fear barbarity.
As long as my heart is my Quran and my city
As long as I have my arm and my stones
As long as I am free and do not barter my cause
I will not fear your throngs
I will not fear the rifle.

Young minds poisoned with hatred and bigotry. Children encouraged to embrace violence. And yet… Where’s the coverage?


Posted by SC at July 10, 2013 06:25 PM

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...And the President of the AFT goes to Ramallah to meet with so called Palestinian teachers. There will never be peace when children at an early age are taught to hate in this way.
The left doesn't understand this. We are dealing with people who are calling for the destruction of the Jewish people. We must stop acting like Neville Chamberlain and wake up and be prepared for any dangers facing us.

Posted by: EDDIE G at July 11, 2013 11:09 AM

Last week in Niger, over 30 school children and their teacher were gunned down by Islamist extremists or burned alive. Nice to see Africa responded so well to Obama's 100 million dollar Crusade. Mass media didn't tell that story either. Media has a political tract that serves an agenda; CAMERA helps break the monopoly on perceiving only certain groups and political circumstances should be covered and deserving a full measure of humanity. Thanks.

Posted by: jeb stuart at July 11, 2013 06:08 PM

Is anyone really surprised that Jodi Rudoren, Isabel Kershner and the NY Times are not reporting this?
No

Posted by: Barry Meridian at July 12, 2013 08:44 AM

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