Tuesday, April 1, 2008

NYT NOTICES THAT HAMAS HATES JEWS

JUST A LITTLE "COMPLICATION." WHY SHOULDN'T ISRAEL MAKE NICE WITH PEOPLE COMMITTED TO THE DEATH OF EVERY JEW ON THE PLANET? HAMAS JUST NEEDS A HUG!

Hamas Ideology Complicates Peace Efforts - Steven Erlanger
In the Katib Wilayat mosque in Gaza one recent Friday, Imam Yousif al-Zahar of Hamas told the faithful: "Jews are a people who cannot be trusted." At Al Omari mosque, the imam cursed the Jews and the "Crusaders," or Christians, and the Danes, for reprinting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. He referred to Jews as "the brothers of apes and pigs," while the Hamas television station, 
Al Aksa, praises suicide bombing and holy war. Such incitement against Israel and Jews was supposed to be banned under the 1993 Oslo accords and the 2003 Roadmap peace plan. Hamas, no party to those agreements, feels no such restraint.

Since Hamas took over Gaza last June, Hamas sermons and media reports preaching violence and hatred have become more pervasive, extreme and sophisticated, on the model of Hizbullah and its television station Al Manar, in Lebanon. No matter what Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agree upon, there is concern that the attitudes being instilled will make a sustainable peace extremely difficult. (New York Times)

1 comment:

joel smith said...

Can not Israel beam its t.v. into Palestinian homes? can we not state our points of view, and convince some citizens to pause in their anger towards us? If t.v. is not an answer, can we not place ads in any of the Palestinian papers, or go on the radio? or drop leaflets from the air? I think well considered hasbara - or call it propoganda, I don't care - can be useful, and I don't think Israel has made good use of it. Am I mistaken...? J.Smith