Posted by Zia H. Shah MD - Twitter: @ZiahShah1
If words like ‘kill a jew’, ‘Israel hamas’, ‘electronic intifada’, ‘counter terrorism’, ‘Palestinian terrorism’, pictures of gunmen in and all sorts of misinformation about either Palestinians or Israelis are coming to mind then here is an article worth reading.
Apologists for Israel’s continued occupation and control over Palestinian lives have long contended Israel is more interested in peace than the Palestinians. One exaggerated argument, repeatedly put forward to justify military rule, is that Palestinians teach their children to hate Jews.
Politicians in the U.S., especially during election campaigns, find that bashing Palestinians has no downside and yields a vote (and donation) jackpot.
Palestinian textbooks are scrutinized for any hostile reference to Israel — or praise for Palestinian nationalism — and every frame broadcast on Palestinian television stations is analyzed by experts to see if it contains any incitement to violence.