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September 10, 2009
Holocaust kept out of Gaza school curriculum

Schools run by the United Nations in the Gaza Strip were considering including the Holocaust as part of the curriculum this year — but the idea was put on hold when some Palestinians protested the idea. Denial of the Holocaust is still common in the Palestinian territories, where some apparently fear that acknowledging the genocide would diminish their claims to an independent state.

The schools in question are run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which also provides aid for Palestinian refugees throughout the Middle East. Andrew Whitley, the director of UNRWA‘s New York office, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the organization’s position and how the Holocaust is handled in Middle Eastern schools.

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#67

i was not talking of any plan i was talking about how you said muslims acknowledge the holocaust and how this article says they deny it you are wrong i never mentioned a peace plan (get glasses)

#66

Joushayou are a shamless person.

#65

I am not sure about which plan you talking. All I know is that Bibi wants to build more settlemnts and I never heared of a Peace plan. All Israeli leaders have spoken about colonial peace, but never true peace

#64

to DH i thought you said that muslims do acknowledge the holocaust however this article proves that i am right and you are wrong AGAIN how many more mistakes will you make before you admit you are wrong you have never proven me wrong once

#63

To David Hoffman: Start negotiation with Netanyahu plan, June 14, 2009.

#62

Boris: what do you mean by the Palestinians “demand too much” less than 22% of historic Palestine is too much. Look at you the the UN gave 56% and now you control 100% that is too much

#61

Boris, you are 100% wrong. The Palestinians have been looking forward to peace and you have been building settlemnts instead. Since Oslo, Israel built increased settlements activities by more than 1000%. Peace is founded on respect and honesty not on deception

#60

To David Hoffman on#58: On March, 1979, the historic peace treaty between Israel and Egypt was signed in Washington D.C. Both side negotiated and signed agreement that satisfied Israel and Egypt. The same way should be between Israel and Palestinian authority and Israel and Syria. One more time: Both sides should be agreeing. At present time Palestinians demanded too much and still fighting in hope “that Israel will vanish in less than a day”.

#59

Just Got Educated: JGE, is desperate and repeating himself like a stoned man

#58

Boris Kuwait lost the war to Iraq and Georgia lost the war to Russia, and Lebanon lost the war to Syria, but we hear none saying that these countries should keep what they won. Israel is acting above the law all the time. But the law will prevail soon against you

#57

To David Hoffman on #44: You give me opportunity to tell you and your supporters one more time, that Arab lost the Holy Land in 1948, 1967, 1973 wars. Like Mexico lost Texas in 1848. Arab still refusing recognize Israel and sign final aggrement, that why conflict continue. I didn’t come yesterday. My uncle family came to Israel in 1921. Many my relatives and friends fight for Holy Land. You should blame Arab regimes for keeping Palestinians in camps for decades. You know why they keeping them in camps and why HAMAs is attacking Israel. They can spend same Oil money for Palestinians, if they care so much.

#56

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#55

What police? Israeli or Palestinian?

#54

Israeli Arabs very happy. Read #38 and memorize DH (DisHonest) or Mahmoud hara-al-Hamor.

#53

Read #38

#52

#38 again and again;

Professor Sari Nusseibeh Head of Al-Quds University, interview excerpts:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1177514491787&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

Are the Palestinians and the Israeli Arabs part of the same people?
Well, yes, they are and they aren’t. The Israeli Arabs are Palestinians in one sense, but they’re very much Israeli in another. They look upon themselves as Israelis; they see themselves as part of Israel, which is peculiar. For instance, if you went to an Israeli Arab – Muslim or Christian – and said, “Look, in a future agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, we are going to be able to include where you’re living in a Palestinian state,” he’d probably say, “No thank you; go away.” [he laughs]

If you were to ask him why, he’d say, “This [Israel] is my country. This is my state. I’ve grown up here. I like it here. And I look at you over there, and I don’t like what I see.”

And, you know, I don’t blame them. We Palestinians have not succeeded in creating something of which we can be proud, or which can be attractive. So, why should anybody wish to come and live here?

An Israeli Arab – regardless of everything else that he might feel – feels that [in Israel] the law protects him. That he has rights as an individual. Come what may, it’s a system; it’s a state; it has elections; democracy; protects the women.

We on the Palestinian side haven’t been able to create anything like that. Come to think of it, if I were to be asked what I need a state for, I would say that it is primarily to see ways in which the needs and rights of the individual are addressed. I didn’t fight for a Palestinian state for anything else. If a Palestinian state doesn’t provide me with this, I don’t want it. This may be one basic difference between me and the Jews, who might want a state for other reasons. I want a state that will give me respect; that will recognize my dignity, make me feel equal; to develop; to grow; to feel that I’m able to practice and develop my abilities.

#51

Professor Sari Nusseibeh Head of Al-Quds University, interview excerpts:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1177514491787&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

Are the Palestinians and the Israeli Arabs part of the same people?
Well, yes, they are and they aren’t. The Israeli Arabs are Palestinians in one sense, but they’re very much Israeli in another. They look upon themselves as Israelis; they see themselves as part of Israel, which is peculiar. For instance, if you went to an Israeli Arab – Muslim or Christian – and said, “Look, in a future agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, we are going to be able to include where you’re living in a Palestinian state,” he’d probably say, “No thank you; go away.” [he laughs]

If you were to ask him why, he’d say, “This [Israel] is my country. This is my state. I’ve grown up here. I like it here. And I look at you over there, and I don’t like what I see.”

And, you know, I don’t blame them. We Palestinians have not succeeded in creating something of which we can be proud, or which can be attractive. So, why should anybody wish to come and live here?

An Israeli Arab – regardless of everything else that he might feel – feels that [in Israel] the law protects him. That he has rights as an individual. Come what may, it’s a system; it’s a state; it has elections; democracy; protects the women.

We on the Palestinian side haven’t been able to create anything like that. Come to think of it, if I were to be asked what I need a state for, I would say that it is primarily to see ways in which the needs and rights of the individual are addressed. I didn’t fight for a Palestinian state for anything else. If a Palestinian state doesn’t provide me with this, I don’t want it. This may be one basic difference between me and the Jews, who might want a state for other reasons. I want a state that will give me respect; that will recognize my dignity, make me feel equal; to develop; to grow; to feel that I’m able to practice and develop my abilities.

#50

‘Increased intel-sharing helps stem flow of arms into Gaza’
Sep. 15, 2009
Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST
Increased intelligence-sharing among Israel, the United States and European countries has succeeded in exposing cargo ships carrying weaponry from Southeast Asia to Hamas in the Gaza Strip since the IDF’s Operation Cast Lead earlier this year, senior defense officials said Monday.

According to the officials, the increase in intelligence-sharing began following a February conference in Copenhagen between the European Union and the US that focused on coming up with ways to stop the smuggling into Gaza at an early stage, before the weapons reached the Sinai Peninsula.

While Egypt claims that most of the smuggled weapons arrive in Gaza by sea, Israeli defense officials said Monday that the weapons and explosives were being smuggled into Gaza via land routes through Africa and up to the Sinai Peninsula, eventually reaching the Egyptian side of the Philadelphi Corridor.

Some ships, officials said, unloaded the arms shipments in ports in Eritria and Sudan. The weaponry was then loaded onto trucks, which made their way north into the Sinai.

“There has been increased intelligence cooperation since the operation in Gaza,” one official said.

#49

‘Increased intel-sharing helps stem flow of arms into Gaza’
Defense officials say Egypt has increased its efforts to curb smuggling in recent months, following Operation Cast Lead in January.

#48

Hamas feeding arms to the impoverished people of Gaza

#47

No compromises with islamo fascists. The mistakes of the past: Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and his nephew Arafat cost too much Jewish blood. The islamo fascists have to be uncovered and exterminated.

DH (DisHonest) hides behind a Jewish name. He is ashamed of using his islamo fascist name Mahmoud hara-al- Hamor. Have you stoned your sisters after I satisfied them with my medicines?

Mahmoud hara-al-Hamor is the son of a Jewish father and an islamo fascist mother. He hates the Jews but doesn’t know why.

After blowing up his father and mother he became an orphan.

#46

Just Got Educated, JGE. At least I use a name you do not use anything. I wounder who is hiding from who. As in January I see more desparation and confusion. The situation is smiliar to a stoned man stopped by the police, he begins speaking with no coherence at all. That is what happining to you. How many trees did you cut today under the cover of civility and security and how Muslims and Christians did you prevent from intering Jerusalem to pray ( because you are a democracy)

#45

JGE, it seems to me that you are losing focus again. Look at your language all insults and no logic. Typical of theives when they are caught by police they become incoherent. Congratulations at failing misreably in your task. It is time to switch to Jack, enough JGE

#44

JGE, How does the law protect him, by killing him the way you did in 2000. Israel killed 13 Palestinians and most of the Palestinians who live in Israel live under poverty line and during the last Lebanon war, all of them did not have shelters. Boris who came from Russia yestrday lives on their land and has a shelter, but they live in camps and have no shelters. It is time to Wake up

#43

If Israeli Arabs prefer to be Israelis, why are they resisting you more that the residents of the Occupaied lnad. Why did Azmi Bshara leave and you want to kill Ahmad Tibi

#42

Just Got Educated:JGE, we had an honest discussion in January and you fainted. Nothing from what you say is honest. All is old Zionist propoganda. You want to talk logic and histrory, I am all ears. Let us begin in the year 7500 BC before any religion was introduced to Palestine. Who were the natives? answer that and then tell why after 60 years of constant excavations in Palestine you found nothing to proof of your relations to the land especially in Jerusalem and Hebron. Besides, if you have a culture as some of you claim why did you steal Palestinian Falafel and made it yours. Honest discussion let us begin. Although I went through all of that with you in Janauary when you were chearleading while F16 were killing children in Gaza

#41

Leave your camels alone. Learn to spell Nusseibeh, he is a professor at a Palestinian University. I prefer to give some of my medicine to your sisters. Virginity causes cancer, I am willing to inoculate.

Palestinian pluralism my foot. The Israeli Arabs prefer to be Israelis, never Palestinians. Did you understand ? Or do I have to continue explaining it to you? Again to your imposed blindness:

“An Israeli Arab – regardless of everything else that he might feel – feels that [in Israel] the law protects him. That he has rights as an individual. Come what may, it’s a system; it’s a state; it has elections; democracy; protects the women.”

This islamo fascist is confused. DH (DisHonest) stop hiding behind a Jewish name, or are you ashamed of your Arab name: Mahmoud jara al-Hamor?

#40

We Jews are used to honest discussion and documentation. Islamo fascists try to exploit the truth and incite and distort. That is why DH (DisHonest) can not handle the truth continuously lying andmaking personal invectives, is a loosing game that confuses him. Palestinians spokesmen of this sort show the endemic ignorance and fanaticism controlled by extremist Imams and their hate preaching in mosques. As the British colonialists in the 1920’s created Arab corrupt leaders and fanatic Muftis to maintain the people poor, miserable, and prone to terrorism and violence, this doctrine continues to today and obliterates the poor Palestinians.

#39

Just Got Educated:JGE, I though they were $six Billion, poor JGE, no more focus because you have been exposed. Your true racist face showing. Jewish return to Israel has nothing to do with religion or right of return, it has to do with colonialism and that the natives do not count. look at the language you use: pure racism hate. Just like your teachers, Pipes, Friedman, Miller Lewis, and Khana. Nussibas interview shows Palestinian Pluralism and respect for human rights, can say whatever he likes and he is not an official, he is just a philosipher. Go take your high blood pressure medicin, and give your sisters Jack, and Boris some

#38

Professor Sari Nusseibeh Head of Al-Quds University, interview excerpts:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1177514491787&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

Are the Palestinians and the Israeli Arabs part of the same people?
Well, yes, they are and they aren’t. The Israeli Arabs are Palestinians in one sense, but they’re very much Israeli in another. They look upon themselves as Israelis; they see themselves as part of Israel, which is peculiar. For instance, if you went to an Israeli Arab – Muslim or Christian – and said, “Look, in a future agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, we are going to be able to include where you’re living in a Palestinian state,” he’d probably say, “No thank you; go away.” [he laughs]

If you were to ask him why, he’d say, “This [Israel] is my country. This is my state. I’ve grown up here. I like it here. And I look at you over there, and I don’t like what I see.”

And, you know, I don’t blame them. We Palestinians have not succeeded in creating something of which we can be proud, or which can be attractive. So, why should anybody wish to come and live here?

An Israeli Arab – regardless of everything else that he might feel – feels that [in Israel] the law protects him. That he has rights as an individual. Come what may, it’s a system; it’s a state; it has elections; democracy; protects the women.

We on the Palestinian side haven’t been able to create anything like that. Come to think of it, if I were to be asked what I need a state for, I would say that it is primarily to see ways in which the needs and rights of the individual are addressed. I didn’t fight for a Palestinian state for anything else. If a Palestinian state doesn’t provide me with this, I don’t want it. This may be one basic difference between me and the Jews, who might want a state for other reasons. I want a state that will give me respect; that will recognize my dignity, make me feel equal; to develop; to grow; to feel that I’m able to practice and develop my abilities.

#37

From: http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php

The first Palestine High Commissioner. Sir Herbert Samuel arrived in Palestine on July 1, 1920. He was a weak administrator who was too ready to compromise and appease the extremist, nationalistic Arab minority led by Haj Amin al-Husseini. When the existing Arab Mufti of Jerusalem (religious leader) died in 1921, Samuels was influenced by anti-Zionist British officials on his staff. He pardoned al-Husseini and, in January 1922, appointed him as the new Mufti, and even invented a new title of Grand Mufti. He was simultaneously made President of a newly created Supreme Muslim Council. Al-Husseini thereby became the religious and political leader of the Arabs.

Where is your reference?

The appointment of the young al-Husseini as Mufti was a seminal event. Prior to his rise to power, there were active Arab factions supporting cooperative development of Palestine involving Arabs and Jews. But al-Husseini would have none of that; he was devoted to driving Jews out of Palestine, without compromise, even if it set back the Arabs 1000 years.

#36

Jack, Well Pick Up and Leave. Yopu have no place where you feel better than the natives. Enough racism. Your kid does not belong there. You belong to racist societies and people like you

#35

Your point is that you’re pointless, and are just babbling at yourself. Israel is just a normal democracy cursed to live in an abnormal region of the world, where chaos and madness is the norm.

#34

My, my, you scour Israel newspapers every day to read the crime reports, eh? Well the Israeli police and judiciary are so left wing and lenient that Israeli justice is a revolving door both criminals AND Palestinian terrorists. If your point is that the Israeli system should get tougher on both criminals and terrorists, you’ll get no argument from me. I want to see BOTH Palestinian terrorist murderers AND Jewish criminal murderers hang. But unlike your beloved Islamofascist and Arab countries, Israel does not have the death penalty. The only person ever hanged in Israel by the government was Eichmann. It is true that Israel is in the midst of a crime wave, but again this is due to the bleeding-heart liberals who basically run most of Israel’s institutions.

#33

Just Got Educated: JGE and Jack. What is wrong with your state? Did the League of nations tell you to do that

Three people murdered in Israel within 24-hour period

By Yuval Goren, Haaretz Correspondent

Tags: Murder, Tira, Israel News

A 25-year-old Tira resident known to police for his involvement in violent crime was shot dead late Friday night, marking the third murder in Israel within a 24-hour period.

Kahed Matzri died of his wounds in a Kfar Sava hospital after being shot at close range by one or more assailants while parking his car outside his home at around 4 A.M. The assailants fled the scene.

A police spokesman said Matzri managed to leave the car and take a number of steps toward the entrance to his house after being shot, but then collapsed, before Magen David Adom emergency personnel arrived and evacuated him to the hospital.
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Police scanned the area to no avail in their search for the attackers. The shooting is believed to have been criminally motivated.

Earlier Friday, 20-year-old off-duty Israel Defense Forces soldier Or Chen was stabbed to death at a nightspot in Rishon Letzion. Police believe he was murdered during an altercation between several youths who were under the influence of alcohol.

The suspect in the murder, Wogda Malik, had his remand extended by six days on Friday afternoon. Malik had only recently been released from prison for a separate offense before the incident.

Also Friday, a 19-year-old resident of the Bedouin town of Lakiya, near Be’er Sheva, died in hospital of wounds sustained in a shooting the same day. Police are still yet to make any arrests in connection with the murder

#32

To Jack, Boris, and JGE; what the price of Kidneys these days? Some of your family members are killing Palestinians just for human parts not for security as you claim. Deception has been your weapon for a long time

#31

Just Got Educated. JGE, So is it Abbas of Arafat who stole the money. At any rate both were spys for Israel and working to advance the Jewish cause at the expense of the Palestinians. Remember when Abbas was kissing Olmert while Olmert was killing Palestinians and when Arfat was kissing Peres when Peres was killing Palestinians. The majority of the Palestinian people do not like them, but you.

#30

I am glad that you two are corrcting one another. Both of you are competing on who is more racist and more pro-killing and more pro-hate. Both of you should get a live, and leave the Palestinians alone.

#29

TO JGE

I have to disagree with you on one post you made.
Herbert Samuel, the first British High Commissioner in Palestine was a Jew and dedicated Zionist, and was appointed as such just before the League of Nations approved the Mandate in 1920. Precisely because he was a Zionist both the Arab population and the pro-Arab and anti-Zionist British bureaucrats he tried to bend over backwards to demonstrate neutrality and to try to “gently” get some approval by some Arabs for the Zionist programme of Jewish immigration and the establishment of the Jewish National Home. He ended up appointing Hajj Amin el Husseini to the post of Mufti, precisely because he was an outspoken Islamic leader against the Zionist programme, in hopes of appeasing the Arabs and easing the opposition to the Zionist movement for a National Home in Palestine.

#28

The Hama massacre (Arabic: مجزرة حماة‎) occurred on February 2, 1982, when the Syrian army bombarded the town of Hama in order to quell a revolt by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. An estimated 7,000 to 40,000 people were killed, including about 1,000 soldiers. [1] [2]

#27

Why DH (DisHonest) dislikes Syria? Because Hafez al-Assad destroyed the Moslem Brotherhood, the city of Hama and killed thousands of Sunni Arabs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hama_massacre

The Massacre

Calls for vengeance grew within the brotherhood, and bomb attacks increased in frequency. Events culminated with a general insurrection in the conservative Sunni town of Hama in February 1982. Islamists and other opposition activists proclaimed Hama a “liberated city” and urged Syrians to rise up against the “infidel”. Brotherhood fighters swept the city of Ba’athists, breaking into the homes of government employees and suspected supporters of the regime, killing about 50.
The army was mobilized, and Hafez sent Rifaat’s special forces and Mukhabarat agents to the city. Before the attack, the Syrian government called for the city’s surrender and warned that anyone remaining in the city would be considered a rebel. Robert Fisk in his book Pity the Nation described how civilians were fleeing Hama while tanks and troops were moving towards the city’s outskirts to start the siege. He cites reports of high numbers of casualties and shortages of food and water from fleeing civilians and from soldiers.[3]
According to Amnesty International, the Syrian military bombed the old city center from the air to facilitate the entry of infantry and tanks through the narrow streets; buildings were demolished by tanks during the first four days of fighting. They also claim that the Syrian military pumped poison gas into buildings where insurgents were said to be hiding. After encountering fierce resistance, Rifaat’s forces ringed the city with artillery and shelled it for three weeks. The Syrian army assaulted the town of 350,000 people on February 2 with extensive shelling.
Afterwards, military and internal security personnel were dispatched to comb through the rubble for surviving Brothers and their sympathizers.[4] Torture and mass executions of suspected rebel sympathizers ensued, killing many thousands in several weeks’ time, known as the Hama Massacre. Estimates of casualties vary from an estimated 7,000 to 35,000 people killed, including about 1000 soldiers [5]; Robert Fisk, who was in Hama shortly after the massacre, estimated fatalities as high as 10,000.[6], whereas the New York Times estimates death toll as up to 20,000.[7] According to Thomas Friedman[8], Rifaat later boasted of killing 38,000 people. The Syrian Human Rights Committee estimates 30,000 to 40,000 people were killed. Most of the old city was completely destroyed, including its palaces, mosques, ancient ruins and the famous Azem Palace mansion.

So indeed DH (DisHonest) is an islamo fascist: Hamas, Islamic Jihad
Al-Aqsa Murderer. Any of those and all of those

To your benefit you should switch from camel’s milk to goat’s milk, it will help your brain and make you less confused.

#26

From 2009 United Nations report on Arabs by Arab scholars:
http://www.arab-hdr.org/publications/contents/2009/ch4-e.pdf

Population pressures: according to UN
estimates, the Arab countries will be
home to some 395 million people by 2015
(compared to about 317 million in 2007,
and 150 million in 1980).

#25

And corruption. Arafat robbed the Palestinians of six billion dollars and put the in Swiss banks. Abbas was part of this team.

Hamas in Gaza feeds the impoverished people rockets, machine guns, all provided by Iran, and above all hatred of Israel. If you teach the Holocaust
would be the active participation of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in Berlin helping Adolf Eichman all the way.

Now DH (DisHonest), the Palestinians are Sunnis, so what is your argument about Syria the Alewites dominating the Sunnis. Jordan and Egypt are Sunnis also.

DH (DisHonest) you are totally confused now you are attacking Abbas, Syria, Saudi Arabia on top of hating Israel. But you have not criticized Hamas. Hezbollah and Iran. It comes to prove you are an agent of islamo fascists, and a poor one at that. You have been wasting your disabilities since I first uncovered you in January.

It seems to me that you have been drinking too much milk from your camels and is getting to your head.

And in your next blog you will report traffic accidents in Israel as proof of decadence. But make sure you are not ordered to blow up yourself and kill civilians. Although you family will get 25,000. dollars. And you will be promised 500 virgins. Whatever your heart desires.

#24

Read and learn: http://www.twf.org/News/Y1998/JewsArabs.html

Britain colonial office created the islamo fascist Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and encouraged Arab Jewish conflict. The Jewish pioneers had advanced economically, the Arabs wanted to participate in this boom. British would have nothing of it. They saw and independent Israel difficult to control. It was easier to control corrupt Arab leaders keeping the people poor.

And this has continued to this day. So the islamo fascists continue the conflict. Their propaganda is one of deception, distortions, terrorism and aggression.

A progressive Israel is a threat . And Israel has to defend itself.

Excerpts:

Contrary to what history books tell us, there was Arab opposition to British rule- and a genuine desire to live in peace with the Jews- even as late as l937.

Describing the Arab predictment, which has not changed in the six decades since he wrote his book, in the epilogue Ziff states: “The Arabs are compelled to free themselves from the present despotic and feudal regimes under which all the Arab peoples suffer. In Arab countries, despite the paper constitutions, which exist in several of them, there is little in the way of liberty. Poverty and ignorance are endemic.”

#23

Jack, JGE, Boris, What is this? did the league of nations allow ISrael to that. Baby killers, tree cutters, shame on you

2 Arabs wounded in Silwan shooting
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A 20-year-old Jewish man shot and wounded two Arabs at Jerusalem’s Givati parking lot on Friday evening, near Silwan.

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SLIDESHOW: Israel & Region | World The casualties, a 40-year-old and a 16-year-old, were lightly to moderately wounded, and evacuated to an east Jerusalem hospital.

Police arrested the gunman, and said that during questioning he claimed that he had been attacked by six Arabs from east Jerusalem, and was acting in self defense.

#22

Borins. How about you, you have been doing a very bad job. You are thanking JAck for defending, killers, child molsters, tree cutters, racists and occupiers. It talks one to know one

#21

JAck Garbuz, I think you are blogging in two names, but deception has been an Israeli weapon since 1948

How about teaching Jewish Kids about the Palestinian Nakba. Your Education minister is canceling that. The World wants the Palestinians to learn about something that they had nothing to do with, but the Jews will not teach Al Nakba eventhough they caised to the PAlestinians

#20

To jgarbuz: You are doing great job. Please, continue. Thanks a lot. Boris.

#19

Instead of teaching the Holocaust, US schools should be teaching them about what Muhammad did to the Jews of Medina and Khaybar. Or what happened to thousands of Hindu temples. I fully agree that Holocaust education has gotten completely out of hand. The Nazi and Commie threats are thankfully gone. It is the future threat that kids should be learning to completely understand and expect.

#18

I am sure that education will not work in a right direction. Look, how Arab using Holocaust. Arab and Radical Islam propaganda adapted most principals from Goebbels propaganda: repeat LIE, LIE and so call “international community”, “human rights organization“will believe in that LIE. They understand most of people will be on side of 6 mill Israelis, fighting against 150 mill Arabs. So, they created image of small helpless Palestinian nation fighting with “brutal giant Israeli aggressor”. They started using in every report or article terms related to Holocaust: “Junín Massacre”, “Genocide in Rajah”, “Gaza Ghetto”, “Gaza concentration camp” and more. In reality Israel (6 mil) is fighting for Holy Land against Arab nations (20 countries, 150 mill population) and realty is that Arabs always attack Israel First, but after Israeli retaliation their propaganda machine oil by Arab oil money, spreading LIE, LIE and more LIE!!

#17

Jack, Got you Haters, You can teach the globe all the world about racisim and hate. This is the Jewish story

#16

well, here in the US we’re not even taught about the israeli/palestinian conflict. if you’re lucky maybe some professor will briefly mention it in college.

we put so much emphasis on the holocaust and WWII that many seem to think this essentially is the only important thing that happened in the 20th c. aside from vietnam.

not to marginalize the holocaust by any means what-so-ever, but come on now Suharto killed over a million people and over a million have died in Iraq since our ’03 invasion.

#15

To David Hoffman

As today is the 8th anniversary of 9/11, I urge you not to put on a suicide belt on or fly planes into any more buildings, nor do what your Islamofascist handlers bid you. I want no harm to come to you or any of your future potential victims. I plead with you to tell your Al Qaeda or Hamas handlers that we Jews only want peace in our tiny homeland. We promise we will not lay claim to Medina or come back to Arabia if you leave us our little Jerusalem, but please leave us Jews alone and don’t give anyone else any more justifications to invade your lands. We want peace, our little land, and quiet. Nothing more.

#14

Just Got Educated;JGE, It is time to teach your kids some human rights and sexual abuse.

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Religious-school teacher arrested for suspected sexual abuse

By Haaretz Service

Tags: Israel News, Crime

A teacher in a Sharon-area religious high school was arrested over suspicions that he had sexually assaulted one of his male students, the police said on Friday.

The teacher, 40, was arrested by Kfar Sava police on Thursday following a complaint filed by one of the school’s students who claimed the teacher abused him.

The police lengthily investigated the teacher, whose name was not released, and was also looking into the possibility that the teacher had sexually abused other students in the gender-segregated school.
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Last week, a 49-year-old Kfar Sava resident was arrested over suspicions he had sexually abused local minors.

A police search in the man’s house uncovered pedophilic material including internet chats with minors as well as phone numbers of celebrities he allegedly harassed, such as the models Yamit Sol, Sandy Bar, and Ilanit Levi.

Kfar Sava police was notified of the man’s behavior after eyewitnesses claimed to have seen him harassing and hugging girls who had passed him in the street.

Eyewitnesses then filed a description of the suspect, only to find out he was known to police as having a background of

#13

And the refugees in Arab countries, same United Nations document written by Arab scholars:

http://www.arab-hdr.org/publications/contents/2009/ch4-e.pdf

#12

A United Nations report on conditions of Arab countries written by Arab scholars:

http://www.arab-hdr.org/contents/index.aspx?rid=5

#11

To Dora Brown, from the UN document written by Arab Scholars:

The previous chapter assessed the performance of the Arab state in providing
human security to citizens. That performance was found, on the whole, to
be unsatisfactory. In many countries, the framework of state-provided security
is compromised by legal loopholes, overseen and regulated by coercive
institutions, and based on the citizen’s forfeiture of personal freedoms in exchange
for a limited form of personal and social security. In most cases, the citizen’s
personal safety is bounded by strict rules of a game that exclude him or her from
effective voice and participation.
This chapter considers the situation of people from or in the Arab countries
who have no personal security at all. These groups—abused and coerced women,
victims of human trafficking, child soldiers, internally displaced persons and
refugees—are acutely vulnerable to threats arising from discrimination, exploitation
or displacement. Such groups merit a particular focus because their situations
lie beyond society’s field of vision. Often hidden from the public eye, they are
victimized in their own families and societies or abused as little more than slaves
or left uprooted in places where their lives have taken them. They have little
power to defend their own rights and few champions to defend those rights for
them. Their insecurity lies beyond the pale of mainstream society, which offers
them virtually no personal protection.
The personal
insecurity of
vulnerable groups

http://www.arab-hdr.org/publications/contents/2009/ch4-e.pdf

http://www.arab-hdr.org/contents/index.aspx?rid=5

#10

To Dora Brown:

The Palestinian refugee camps are mostly in Arab countries, have you asked their leaders in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon why they are not integrated with the other Arabs?

The refugees in the Palestinian territories, ask Abbas why the six billion dollars that Arafat and his team (Abbas included) put in Swiss banks are not returned to help the people. Why they continue milking the UNRAW and other donors keeping the refugees poor and miserable.

Why Hamas in Gaza gets thousands of rockets and arms from Iran, instead of feeding the people and making them productive?

One thing is to work for the United Nations, the other is to work for the islamo fascists Arab Palestinian dictators, spreading lies and distortions.

Read and learn, the truth will save your soul:

http://www.twf.org/News/Y1998/JewsArabs.html

#9

Surely Dora Brown was myopic while working at the United Nations to the true facts:

islamo fascists Arab/Palestinians spread false propaganda blaming Israel for acting in self defense:

Islamo fascists Arab/Palestinians send fanatics from Jenin to blow themselves maiming and killing thousands of Israeli civilians. Israel builds the wall, establishes checkpoints and captures terrorists daily .

Iran provides hundreds of missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon attacking Israeli civilians and Israel defends itself.

Iran provides thousands of rockets to the “famished” Gazians oppressed by Hamas. Israeli civilians are attacked daily for months. Israel acts in self defense.

And may be you can read about the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and his deep involvement in the Holocaust:

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php

Shatila was a bedrock of Arafat’s terrorists attacking Israelis and Lebanese Christians. The killings were done by Lebanese Christians in revenge.
And those killings continue in Lebanon, in which Hezbollah now participates. But you don’t say a word, at this stage ignorance is not an excuse, but is a crime.

Arab dictators keep the people poor and ignorant. The islamo fascists and their Imams tell people from their mosques not to think, just to hate and kill.

Israel has to defend itself from aggression and false hate propaganda.

#8

More on the subject of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem:

Who was the Grand Mufti, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini?

Grand Mufti with Hitler

Muhammed Amin al-Husseini [many spelling variations] was born in 1893 (or 1895), the son of the Mufti of Jerusalem and member of an esteemed, aristocratic family. The Husseinis were one of the richest and most powerful of all the rivalling clans in the Ottoman province known as the Judaean part of Palestine.

Amin al-Husseini studied religious law at al-Azhar University, Cairo, and attended the Istanbul School of Administration. In 1913 he went to Mecca on a pilgrimage, earning the honorary title of “Haj”. He voluntarily joined the Ottoman Turkish army in World War I but returned to Jerusalem in 1917 and expediently switched sides to aid the victorious British. He acquired the reputation as a violent, fanatical anti-Zionist zealot and was jailed by the British for instigating a 1920 Arab attack against Jews who were praying at the Western Wall.

The first Palestine High Commissioner. Sir Herbert Samuel arrived in Palestine on July 1, 1920. He was a weak administrator who was too ready to compromise and appease the extremist, nationalistic Arab minority led by Haj Amin al-Husseini. When the existing Arab Mufti of Jerusalem (religious leader) died in 1921, Samuels was influenced by anti-Zionist British officials on his staff. He pardoned al-Husseini and, in January 1922, appointed him as the new Mufti, and even invented a new title of Grand Mufti. He was simultaneously made President of a newly created Supreme Muslim Council. Al-Husseini thereby became the religious and political leader of the Arabs.

The appointment of the young al-Husseini as Mufti was a seminal event. Prior to his rise to power, there were active Arab factions supporting cooperative development of Palestine involving Arabs and Jews. But al-Husseini would have none of that; he was devoted to driving Jews out of Palestine, without compromise, even if it set back the Arabs 1000 years.

William Ziff, in his book “The Rape of Palestine,” summarizes:

Implicated in the [1920] disturbances was a political adventurer named Haj Amin al Husseini. Haj Amin, was sentenced by a British court to fifteen years hard labor. Conveniently allowed to escape by the police, he was a fugitive in Syria. Shortly after, the British then allowed him to return to Palestine where, despite the opposition of the muslim High Council who regarded him as a hoodlum, Haj Amin was appointed by the British High Commissioner as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem for life. [P. 22]
Al-Husseini represented newly emerging proponents of militant, Palestinian Arab nationalism, a previously unknown concept. Once he was in power, he began a campaign of terror and intimidation against anyone opposed to his rule and policies. He killed Jews at every opportunity, but also eliminated Arabs who did not support his campaign of violence. Husseini was not willing to negotiate or make any kind of compromise for the sake of peace.

As a young man, al-Husseini worked with a native Jew, Abbady, who documented this comment:

Remember, Abbady, this was and will remain an Arab land. We do not mind you natives of the country, but those alien invaders, the Zionists, will be massacred to the last man. We want no progress, no prosperity. Nothing but the sword will decide the fate of this country.
In 1929, major Arab riots were instigated against the Jews of Palestine. They began when al-Husseini falsely accused Jews of defiling and endangering local mosques, including al-Aqsa. The call went out to the Arab masses: “Izbah Al-Yahud!” — “Slaughter the Jews!” After the killing of Jews in Hebron, the Mufti disseminated photographs of slaughtered Jews with the claim that the dead were Arabs killed by Jews.

In April, 1936 six prominent Arab leaders formed the Arab Higher Committee, with the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini as head of the organization, joining forces to protest British support of Zionist progress in Palestine. In the same month, riots broke out in Jaffa commencing a three-year period of violence and civil strife in Palestine that is known as the Arab Revolt. The Arab Higher Committee led the campaign of terrorism against Jewish and British targets.

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php

#7

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem founder of “Arab Nationalism” and supposed uncle of Yasir Arafat..

Using the turmoil of the Arab Revolt as cover, al-Husseini consolidated his control over the Palestinian Arabs with a campaign of murder against Jews and non-compliant Arabs, the recruitment of armed militias, and the raising of funds from around the Muslim world using anti-Jewish propaganda. In 1937 the Grand Mufti expressed his solidarity with Germany, asking the Nazi Third Reich to oppose establishment of a Jewish state, stop Jewish immigration to Palestine, and provide arms to the Arab population. Following an assassination attempt on the British Inspector-General of the Palestine Police Force and the murder by Arab extremists of Jews and moderate Arabs, the Arab Higher Committee was declared illegal by the British. The Grand Mufti lost his office of President of the Supreme muslim Council, his membership on the Waqf committee, and was forced into exile in Syria in 1937. The British deported the Arab mayor of Jerusalem along with other members of the Arab Higher Committee.

According to documentation from the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, the Nazi Germany SS helped finance al-Husseini’s efforts in the 1936-39 revolt in Palestine. Adolf Eichmann actually visited Palestine and met with al-Husseini at that time and subsequently maintained regular contact with him later in Berlin.

In 1940, al-Husseini requested the Axis powers to acknowledge the Arab right:

… to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs and along the lines similar to those used to solve the Jewish question in Germany and Italy.
While in Baghdad, Syria al-Husseini aided the pro-Nazi revolt of 1941. He then spent the rest of World War II as Hitler’s special guest in Berlin, advocating the extermination of Jews in radio broadcasts back to the Middle East and recruiting Balkan Muslims for infamous SS “mountain divisions” that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region.

At the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann’s deputy Dieter Wisliceny (subsequently executed as a war criminal) testified:

The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. … He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.
With the collapse of Nazi Germany in 1945, the Mufti moved to Egypt where he was received as a national hero. After the war al-Husseini was indicted by Yugoslavia for war crimes, but escaped prosecution. The Mufti was never tried because the Allies were afraid of the storm in the Arab world if the hero of Arab nationalism was treated as a war criminal.

From Egypt al-Husseini was among the sponsors of the 1948 war against the new State of Israel. Spurned by the Jordanian monarch, who gave the position of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem to someone else, Haj Amin al-Husseini arranged King Abdullah’s assassination in 1951, while still living in exile in Egypt. King Tallal followed Abdullah as king of Jordan, and he refused to give permission to Amin al-Husseini to come into Jordanian Jerusalem. After one year, King Tallal was declared incompetent; the new King Hussein also refused to give al-Husseini permission to enter Jerusalem. King Hussein recognized that the former Grand Mufti would only stir up trouble and was a danger to peace in the region.

Haj Amin al-Husseini eventually died in exile in 1974. He never returned to Jerusalem after his 1937 departure. His place as leader of the radical, nationalist Palestinian Arabs was taken by his nephew Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini, better known as Yasser Arafat. In August 2002, Arafat gave an interview in which he referred to “our hero al-Husseini” as a symbol of Palestinian Arab resistance.

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php

#6

The Jews did not put or keep Palestinians in refugee camps. The Arabs put and kept Palestinians in refugee camps.

#5

holocust is a bad situation ,the jew has to learn from that experiance and treat palestinian wih kindness. the Isreal let them in refuge camp for two generation. Isreal should learn lesson from holocust and trat people bettr

#4

To Dora Brown.

But here I thought slavery and apartheid were parts of most school curriculums. But as for a truly historical account of the Arab-Israel conflict, I agree that most discussions about if are quite shallow.

But since you worked at the UN, maybe you can answer the following questions: (1) What gave the UN the right to overturn the decision of the Council of League of Nations that gave Jews the right to return to every part of eastern palestineand set up the Jewish National Home there? Have you ever read the 1922 San Remo text of the League of Nation’s Mandate?
(2) What gave the Arab states the right to attack the Jewish state after it was authorized by a 2/3rds vote in the UN General Assembly? (3) As soon as 5 Arab armies attacked, why didn’t the UN condemn the gross Arab violation of the UN Charter by attacking a UN-authorized state? (4) And why do compare Israel to South AFrica when in fact Jews are the majority west of the Jordan river, and Israeli Arab men and women have had the vote since 1948? On what basis do you make the insiduous comparison of Jews to Afrikaaners or other whites who had no ancient attachment to that land when they settled there? I have more questions, but I’ll leave it at that for now.

#3

Thank you to Daljit Daliwal for the interview of Richard Whitely. It has always been a
pleasure to have Ms. Daliwal’s professional presentation (I recall her on I think BBC).

In some ways, it is interesting to see UNWRA talk of teaching the Holocaust. UNWRA has
played a negative role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, keeping the Palestinian refugee
issue alive. It could have easily been resolved between 1948 and 1967 when the Arab world
had the West Bank and Gaza.

As regards education, UNWRA has allowed its schools to be centers of incitement for
decades. Indeed, indoctrination in schools plays a key role in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Successive generations continue to believe that
everything is Israel’s fault.

Apart from the Holocaust: It would be a helpful change for Palestinians to learn that the
entire Arab world rejected a two-state solution in 1948 and then invaded Israel. Instead
of teaching only about Palestinian
refugees, it is essential to know about the similar number of Jewish refugees from Arab
lands.

There were over 800 000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands. Their descendants form half of
Israel’s populace. It is remarkable that Israel has been punished for uplifting them,
while the Arab world has received sympathy for preventing absorption of Palestinian
refugees. It would be a refreshing change for Palestinians to learn of the role of the
1948 Arab invasion of Israel in creating BOTH Arab and Jewish refugee issues.

Palestinian views on the conflict are taught in all Israeli universities and in many
Israeli schools. By contrast, the core purpose of education in the Palestinian
territories, including UNWRA schools, is preparation for endless war against Israel.
Changing that would advance hopes for peace.

#2

Why is the Holocaust a compulsary part of the syllabus? Why not slavery? why not apartheid? Are you really telling us that the International Declaration of Human Rights was written because of the holocaust? Why do we see more and more revisionist history being declared fact? Why would anyone expect the Palestinians, who were not part of the European experience of the Jews who now occupy their land to have to deal with a history of the Jews? Whose land is now occupied by the Jews? Who has build huge walls to enclose the Palestinians in little enclaves that divide communities, and take land? How different is the experience of the Palestinians from the Jews in Germany? Is that what will be taught? What exactly is or has the United Nations become? I worked there, and this current manifestation of that organization is as far from the Charter as the current United States worldview is from the Constitution. It is because of this that the League of Nations disappeared into WWII, and this current return to the old ways, which the so called civilized world seems incapable of evolving from, that will be the harbinger of WWIII. I could not believe the drivel that Andrew Whitley was expounding, why do any of those Arab states allow that? Is this what the United Nations has become? It makes one feel a deep well of sadness that so much promise has turned into another tool of those who are incapable of evolving… After what the Palestinians have gone through in Shatila, Jenin, and lately Gaza, they must now have to be taught this? Have any of you put yourselves in the shoes of the Palestinians? As a black South African who still has not seen a real change in South Africa from the time of apartheid, I find myself accepting the fact that this myopic view of “being” is something that only a catastrophe is going to be able to change. God help us all.

#1

Duh! Here are some excerpts from the doctoral thesis of “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian authority:

Excerpts from PA Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas’ Dissertation

The Other Side: The secret relations between Nazism and the leadership of the Zionist movement, 1983, translation by Simon Wiesenthal Center.

On cooperation between the Zionist leaders and Nazi Germany
“A partnership was established between Hitler’s Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement…[The Zionists gave] permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine.”

On Jews artificially raising the number of Holocaust victims

“Having more victims meant greater rights and stronger privilege to join the negotiation table for dividing the spoils of war once it was over. However, since Zionism was not a fighting partner – suffering victims in a battle – it had no escape but to offer up human beings, under any name, to raise the number of victims, which they could then boast of at the moment of accounting.”

“It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement … is to inflate this figure so that their gains will be greater. This led them to emphasize this figure in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism. Many scholars have debated the figure of six million and reached stunning conclusions – fixing the number of Jewish victims at only a few hundred thousand.”

On doubts about the numbers Jews killed in Holocaust

“Following the war, word was spread that six million Jews were amongst the victims and that a war of extermination was aimed primarily at the Jews… The truth is that no one can either confirm or deny this figure.

“In other words, it is possible that the number of Jewish victims reached six million, but at the same time it is possible that the figure is much smaller – below one million”.

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