I was on the UC Berkeley a few weeks ago durring thier orientation and there were a number of booths for anti-israel groups. Being the guy that I am, I decided to mess with them. While being explained by one useful idiot about "Israeli atrocities" they used the phrase "systematic killing of Palestinians." I asked this girl to tell me the deffinition of systematic. She defined it correctly. I then asked her how she could call what Israel is doing systematic if the Palestinian population has increased regularily since 1948, not decreased. She had no answer and I was soon confronted by 2 arab students who accused me of being from the mossad and asked me to leave.
It's easy to teach people who don't know anything else inaccurasies, lies and falsehoods, and when done properly, you can provide a jolt to get them to snap out of the false reality they've been put into.
Jacob E ,
2. if arabs don't know how to teach their kids, we will do it
I'm sure we will succeed !
This all sounds very positive, however we must not forget the Pogroms of Hebron in the 20s. The Islamic brotherhood had the genocide of the Jewish people on its agenda way before Hitler. Never forget that the Palestinian leader the grand mufti was an ardent Nazi and a friend of Hitler.
4. About time!!!!!!!
It is a disgrace that Arab students have been kept from such a defining experience of their Jewish neighbours.
Taught as a subject to pass a test! Do you call that education????
5. Propaganda power
Ever since Communists and Nazis
discovered the enormous power of clever and systematic indoctrination by the nascent mass media, the world was never the same.
Today, the unlimited power of Internet based propaganda, fueled by billions of petrodollars, aimed at swaying the world opinion against the Jewish nation and state of Israel, presents an equally dangerous influence on uncounted multitudes of ignorant minds. This is a grave existential danger to the Jewish well being and survival world-wide. No viable antidote seems to exist as of yet.
The Arab teaches & students who are able to visit Yad VaShem can pass on what you learned to others. This was easy for them, nor is it easy for Jews to learn what happened. but like any education in this world. It will not change the hearts & minds of the majority of the people. These Arabs are witness to what hatred does to a people. But in todays world many people world over who fought against Nazism are still fighting the same war. It 's called Jihad and the West is loosing.
Yad VaShem will stand for many years to come - even if only for the few who understands it.
7. Oh Really?
What a load of cobblers!
This is admirable and mature act from the Arab teachers to teach tragedy and pains Jews have been subjected to. However. Now what is needed is courageous and mature act on the Jewish side to teach Jewish student about the Nakbah that was inflicted o the Palestinians.
9. Good to hear
I think it's encouraging to hear Arab teachers learning and teaching about the Holocaust. It's good for them to realize that when they use the word genocide to refer to Israel that they are using the name in vain and besmirching the memories of all those who have died in real genocides.
It's also important for them to know that Israel was not created because of the holocaust, that it was created IN SPITE OFF the holocaust.