Sen. Clinton Blasts PA for Teaching Children Hate

(Jerusalem Post) - Melissa Radler The anti-Semitic indoctrination of children by the Palestinian Authority must stop, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) told a Senate hearing on the education and indoctrination of Palestinian children Thursday, chaired by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). Clinton denounced recent broadcasts on PA television that feature ordinary children expressing their support for terrorism and declaring their desire to become martyrs as an "horrific abuse of children." "How can you think about building a better future, no matter what your political views, if you indoctrinate your children to a culture of death?" "We should all agree that children should not be indoctrinated into hatred and violence and then indoctrinated into killing themselves." Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus presented taped segments from PATV showing "the role that the Palestinian Authority television plays in perpetuating anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic attitudes," said Clinton. "It is clear that the Palestinian Authority, as we see on PATV, is complicit" in terrorist attacks, she said. "This is not Hamas [running the television station]. This is the Palestinian Authority." Clinton said she supports conditioning aid to the PA on a "cessation of propaganda and hateful rhetoric" in textbooks and the media, and that she has written to President Bush urging him to demand an end to official Palestinian anti-Semitism and the promotion of terrorism as a pre-condition to resuming Middle East peace talks.

2003-10-31 00:00:00

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