I’m going to need to create a new category in this blog called Stupid People. The problem is that it would hold more than half of my submissions.
What has me so annoyed THIS time?
The Palestinians, of course.
Thanks toÂ Israel, Palestinians are better educated than any other group of Arabs anywhere. They have more engineers, more doctors, more teachers, more everything. When Israel took over the West Bank from the Jordanians, Israel imposed a school system unprecedented in the Arab world.
Israel, of course, was hoping that an ‘enlightened’ populace would do the smart thing and try to find a way to peace. And, it was working.
Then, along came the Oslo accords. Grateful at being recognized as having a right to exist, Israel welcomedÂ the PLOÂ in with open arms, shouting for joy that it was ‘peace in our time’.
You can understand Israel’s excitement. Here was the dream of a lifetime. Here was an opportunity to end the horrendous suffering.
I was there, so I understand.
I also understand the PLO’s position.Â A grassroots leadership was growing in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Young Palestinians were finding their voice, and the PLO wasÂ finding itselfÂ disenfranchised.
So, they did the deal. PLO in. Grassroots leadership out.
What was the first thing that the PLO did?
Destroy the Palestinian educational system and turn it into a tool for murder and mayhem. Almost two decades later,Â Palestinian society is destroyed, and they are STILL at it. Here’s a quote from the Jerusalem Post about the latest report to the Kenesset from Palestinian Media Watch:
“According to these books,” Marcus told the MKs, “the war over this land is a war for Muslim land, and will end only with the resurrection of the dead.” The books teach that “recognition of Israel is forbidden by religion,” he said.
Palestinian Media Watch went on to say:
PMW director Itamar Marcus told the Education Committee that the new schoolbooks were – for the first time – uniquely focused on portraying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a religious war.
Benjamin Franklin once said:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
(A quote often attributed to Albert Einstein)
How can the Palestinians be so crazy and so stupid?