The way in which Jewish Israeli kids and Palestinian Arab kids are brought up and educated is like comparing night and day. I don’t post private pictures on this blog but sometimes I just have to.
Every year at this time every kindergarten in Israel holds a Chanukah party where the kids get dressed up, sing songs, pretend to be doughnuts and candles and then finish it off by squirting strawberry jam onto their beautiful white clothes. The way the icing sugar explosion clings to the jam is just an added bonus for detergent makers.
See if you can work out which of the following images come from a Jewish Chanukah party and which ones come from a Hamas party. Here’s a clue: anti tank weapons in the hands of pre-schoolers.
Just today I also notice that the editor of The Blaze has posted, seemingly without comment, another insidious AP hit piece that puports to “fact check” Newt Gingrich and, as those of us who’ve long dealt with the AP expect, it is really just a hit piece on Israel. It uses the most base moral equivalence trying to undermine Newt’s claim that Palestinian kids are incited to hate in school with a nit pick on the exact words of the claim he made. It also tries to find something, anything, wrong with the way Jews bring up their kids and all it can do is talk about whether we acknowledge an artificial armistice line from 1948. Total nonsense. I’m calling Bull Shit on this post at The Blaze like I did the last time they pulled a stunt like this.
Update: I have received an email from Itamar Marcus pointing out an Op-Ed he co-wrote in the Jerusalem Post this weekend that pulls that AP piece apart, go read it after you’ve looked at the nice pictures below.
So lets make this black and white, night and day, good and evil. This is what we do with our pre-schoolers in Israel.
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