Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Pro-Palestinian or Anti-Israel?

Journalist Khaled Abu Toameh on the so-called "Pro-Palestinian activists" who are really more interested in campaigning against Israel than helping the Palestinians -
Pro-Palestinian or Anti-Israel?

Those who care about the Palestinians should come to the Gaza Strip and work toward promoting human rights under Hamas -- of children, women, and journalists.

It would help immensely if hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists came to the West Bank and Gaza Strip to teach Palestinian children English and expose them to the benefits of democracy and Western values, such as equal justice under law, free speech and a free press, and financial transparency and accountability

It would also help immensely if these activists came to the West Bank and Gaza Strip to offer advice on, and help in building, proper government institutions, and in combatting administrative and financial corruption.

But as far as many of the pro-Palestinian activists in the West are concerned, the interests of the Palestinians are not as important as hating Israel.

The same can be said of many journalists in the West who simply wallpaper over the abuses of the corrupt Palestinian leadership and the deep seated hatred of their associated terrorist groups and who target only Israel in what passes for their journalistic efforts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's an outside chance Al Age might carry an article critical of the PA soon. Its sister paper Al Guardian's done one.