The children of Arafat

President Bush made the first trip of his presidency to the Holy Land this week to, as he put it, push for a peace treaty and an independent Palestinian state by the end of his term in office. That leaves just over a year to solve one of the most complex problems in modern history.

Commentary by Hal Lindsey

In order to accomplish this goal, the president said, ”Israeli and Palestinian negotiation teams will begin discussing ‘core issues’ such as Jerusalem, the Palestinian demand for a ‘right of return’ for alleged Palestinian ‘refugees’ from the 1948 War of Independence, and firm borders for an eventual Palestinian state.”

In 1993, the Palestinian Authority took control of its own educational system as part of the terms of the Oslo Accords. Since that time, Palestinian schoolchildren have been systematically brainwashed into believing that the only possible solution to the ”Jewish Question” in what they believe is their land is the same conclusion reached by the Nazis at the Wannsee Conference. (This was a conference where the so called ”Final Solution to the Jewish Problem” was produced – the annihilation of the Jewish race.)

Arafat had a Pavlovian-type curriculum created that would out-do the Nazis. He educated a self-perpetuating generation of Palestinian children that see the only solution to regaining ‘their land’ is to destroy the State of Israel and annihilate the Jews.

Part of this plan was to set up summer camps run by the PA that teach children (some as young as six) how to use lethal weapons against the Jews.

Only a month ago, Palestinian TV rebroadcast a video made during the 1990’s (while the PA was ostensibly still in good-faith negotiations with Israel.) It is a children’s play that begins when Israeli soldiers shoot a Palestinian woman in the back.

She then ascends into Islamic paradise where she becomes one of the 72 virgins awaiting the next Palestinian martyr to die in the cause of Allah. The scene cuts to a young Palestinian who is murdered by the Israelis and arrives in Paradise to claim his reward.

Palestinian textbooks deny both the historic and present existence of an Israeli state. Maps of Palestine include all of Israel. Teachers who encourage students to follow in their footsteps continually glorify suicide bombers.

Virtually all PA schools educate their students to believe there is no higher calling in life than to give it up willingly, taking as many Jews with them as possible in the process. And they do this while signing countless documents promising to ‘end incitement’ against Israel in the Palestinian school system.

In the Bible, Proverbs 22:6 says, ”train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This works for evil as well as for good.

Each of us can attest to the truth of that passage from our own lives. What we learned as children stays with us for life. The fact that racial prejudice still exists in some places in America, even after decades of anti-racial deprogramming, is a testament to that truth.

Now imagine that you had been educated your entire life by Ku Klux Klansmen. All you ever knew were Klansmen, and all you were ever taught through your entire educational experience was KKK ideology.

Then one day, somebody tells you to ignore (not forget) everything you ever learned about racism and embrace the goals of the NAACP.

I chose that example because it is approximately the education experience of a typical white Southerner of late 19th and early 20th century America. Decades of affirmative action and racial deprogramming have revealed racism for what it is, yet it still remains firmly entrenched within the mindset of some Americans to this day.

One of the most commonly offered observations about Barak Obama is that his viability as a black presidential candidate means ”racism is dead in America.” (If that were true, why would we feel the need to point it out?)

Decades after Martin Luther King, decades after school integration, decades after school systems were sanitized of racial references, racism – while nothing like it was in the fifties – still remains alive and well in America.

It is also important to point out that the kind of prejudice Muslim’s have against the Jews far exceeds anything we understand in America. Their Holiest book, the Koran, backs their prejudice against Jews, and their mentors promise lavish rewards from Allah for killing them.

Palestinian children who have been continually shown false images in ”training films” of Israeli soldiers shooting Palestinian women and children in the back will never forget them, nor overcome the hatred it inculcated in them.

A Palestinian child who started in a PA school in 1993 is now in his twenties. Based on the American experience with prejudice, if the PA stopped anti-Israeli incitement today, it would take at least until about 2050 for the Palestinians, as a people, to achieve a minimum level of racial tolerance. And as I said, their kind of prejudice exceeds anything we understand. Yet President Bush is demanding that this happen by the end of this year.

No matter whether his time table is being pushed by a lust for a legacy, Saudi backroom threats of OPEC restricting U.S. oil allotments, or both – It ain’t gonna happen!



  1. It was once thought that the staunch hard-line communists of the mighty Soviet Union would never cede power.
    It was once thought it would take Germany a decade to re-unite.
    It was once thought that Black man could never run for President of the United States.
    It was once thought that a woman could never run for President of the United States.

    It appears also the your use of Hal Lindsey’s analysis, itself undermines the Palestinian People, and perpetuates the myth that only they have such hatred and animosity in their hearts.

    We hold these truths to be self evident. That all men are created equal. Individual liberty, life, and happiness are the aspirations of the common man around the world. Yet, caught between the age old tribal bloodshed of cowards and false leaders, both sides are torn apart from their common cause.

    The spirit of the common man strives each day to feed his family, to gather with friends for a meal, or to worship as he believes. He lays his head upon the ground at night, dreaming of his wife and children, and the challenges of the next day.

    I will not abandon his hope to the barbarians and politicians who cut him asunder in their petty wars for a strip of land. Either on one side of a false border, or another.

    Our symboitoc existence is best understood in hope….

    Love your enemy as yourself it is said. Love is action – not words or emotion. And just because the task is hard, does not mean we shall fail. Rather because it is hard – it belongs to the common man to forge the victory of peace, amids the tyrants of war. I will not allow dispair or prejudice to rob the simple, common man of his just reward. Liberty, and justice for all.

    We should always strive for peace. to teach hatred is wrong. Yes Love is action, In my humble opinion, the common man and his family are always the ones that suffer. Those in power that teach to strap on a bomb blow yourself up and as many innocent people as you can and you will help our cause and go immediately to heaven as a martyr is Wrong!
    Yes we must have hope and pray for the peace of Jerusalem as we are commanded. I just wonder when there will be enough land? Israel is so tiny compared to her neighbors…Will there ever be enough? I don’t think so, but in the meantime, I pray for the innocents, the children, the mothers and fathers of both sides that are caught in the middle of all the evil.

  2. Harold Lee “Hal” Lindsey (born November 23, 1929) is an American evangelist and Christian writer. A graduate of the Dallas Theological Seminary, a prominent Christian Zionist and dispensationalist author, he expresses this theology in his writings. In other words, his views are similar to the KKK which he mentions in the article but now applied against Palestinians and Muslims rather than blacks or others. Such a person is quickly discredited, discounted and can be easily ignored.

    The facts have been skilfully twisted to paint a picture other than what the whole world already knows. There is no such Pavlovian-type curriculum or brainwashing children that they should destroy Israel or annihilate the Jews, nor are there summer camps to teach children violence or anything else. But the truth is that Palestinian children witness daily the terror of the Israeli terrorist be it in a settler (thug) or Israeli armed forces. This terror includes their homes being destroyed, their sisters and mothers raped or killed in full view (assuming the witness survives) and so on.

    Amazingly, Hal Lindsy speaks of racism yet he spews the racist venom by making the claims he does in this article. A comment I posted recently stated that a simple search of the word “Jew” in the Quran (or Koran) and claims that the Koran, backs their [Muslims] prejudice against Jews, and their mentors promise lavish rewards from Allah for killing them is farthest from he truth and nothing but rhetoric propaganda by Mr. Lindsey. I found no such verses. What I did find verses that praised Jews who followed the word of God and admonished those who did not: like it did Muslims and Christians. The question is how long would it take “God’s chosen” to be tolerant themselves? Is “never” an approximately close response? Just view the video on Youtube (view here also) about the intolerance of thugs known as settlers and how they plan to steal more houses and lands and expel Palestinians from their homes.

    The fact of the matter is this: Israel is the racist country. This is not my claim; this was reported in Haaretz and Israeli activists who exposed this.


    I don’t agree with you that Hal Lindsey views are similar in any way to the KKK.

    Yes, I do agree that Palestinian children are suffering as well as Jewish children and christian children and mothers and fathers in many parts of the world. It is not right. Until adults in power say ‘enough’ and allow democracy and freedom of religion, they will probably continue to suffer.. It is always the innocents that suffer so those in power with their own agendas may flourish.
    There are racists in every country. There are evil people everywhere. You know, they usually get the press.

    As far as the rewards for being a martyr..Well, saw the families of the ‘martyrs’ suicide bombers praising their loved ones for being a hero and making their family proud. on CNN. While I agree media is usually biased.. Do ya really suppose those familes were acting? And what about the report on Cnn ‘God’s Warriors’ where many Muslims were interveiwed and they did not flinch, they said they wanted to take over were going to by any means and violence was just. Yeah, yeah.. I think it is stinking evil thinking.. of anyone, from anyone, White, Black, Yellow, Red or purple, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddist, you name it. It is sick.. and yes, I do believe they teach their children to hate ‘infidels’.. Sorry, Christ taught us to love our enemies..yes, I know many do not.. however just because a mouse gets in the cookie jar does not make him a cookie’!

    As Christians we are commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I am grateful to live in a country where I can worship in peace and safety and not worry about retalliation as they do in many parts of the world. I believe I am to pray for the muslims also, God loves all no matter their color race or creed. However, with that said, I cannot go to a Muslim country and worship Jesus freely much less share his love with others, Muslims do have their freedom here, but their countries insist we follow their law of religion. Fine, I won’t go there. But don’t try to change mine.
    Thanks for visiting

  3. “It ain’t gonna happen!”

    100% correct, Bush is just going through the motions, looking like he’s trying, after all that’s what most folks want anyway, just look like you’re doing something.

    As for the Palis and their childre, there is something sick about a people that care so little for their children and are more than willing to condemn them to a life of murder and blood.

    It is evil, MK. sad but true.

  4. A “wanna be scholar”–

    From ancient times the fighting has gone on and on “over there” beginning with Isaac and Ishmael–a sort of never-ending sibling rivalry as much as outward appearance? And then there’s the whole Muhammed factor with the Sunnis and Shiites disagreeing about who the successor was? Is that close to a concise understanding?

    I agree that it’s deeply ingrained and cannot be compared to any other country, nor are our psyches programmed toward death as theirs are, as you indicate, which should have been more recognized from the get-go with US involvement. (Although the five-yr-old in Kentucky? Tennessee? did kill a bear!)

    So, schools everywhere use textbooks with histories written to fit the situation and indoctrinate children so as to create conformity? It’s not working in this area…the kids want to know why George Washington is left out (seriously) among other ‘tidbits’.

    Why are we making Arms Deals with Saudi Arabia? From reading this, I think that you can help me understand?

    The US is not the only other country with ethnocentric problems but, more importantly, it’s not as one-sided as you may have unintentionally inferred. I’ve lived in the south a number of years and find the ‘reports and stats’ outrageous. Just like mainstream media, report what will benefit or sensationalize.

    I well remember when first reading Matthew 24:12 (…iniquity will abound and love will grow cold…), how I felt like much had become clear in what we are seeing in relationships, regardless of type.

    Thank you for this and, yes, I will quit asking so many questions!

    God’s Blessings on You and Yours.

    Welcome Odale, I don’t think our textbooks should be rewritten. I believe we are doomed to repeat history if we don’t know the truth. It is hard if not very difficult to get the ‘real story’ when people and the media have an agenda.
    I don’t think we should be making arms deals with Saudi, so I ask why too. Of course there is another side.. I believe those in power in Palestine and Israel as well as other countries are usually the ones to benefit..It is the people that suffer, the people without any power.
    I do believe we are to ‘pray for the peace of Israel’ as she has peace so should her neighbors. Israel has always been hated as Christians are too. We are free to worship here as we choose and I believe that courtesy should be extended to all everywhere. You have only to read the ‘voice of the martyrs’ to see how christians suffer in other parts of the world. In many parts of the mideast (they are free to build their mosques here) to be a christian is to suffer and die if you don’t convert.

    yes love is growing cold, I never thought I would be alive to see so much of God’s prophecies become so alive and in real time.
    Thank you and come again.

  5. That is a really interesting article from the excellent Hal Lindsey. He has projected a best case scenario here at the end based on the remote possibility that the Palestinians will stop today brainwashing their children in the schools. Sadly, I don’t believe they’re going to stop and as a matter of fact are getting worse. We stopped in America because we were able to, based on Biblical principles, understand what we were doing was wrong and repent of our ways. The Palis see nothing wrong with what they’re doing. The other scary thing is that they have a short life expectancy and therefore they have a large percentile who fit into the 20 and under category and these are their fighting people. This situation is almost insoluble. Let us see what is going to be done about it. Really the Jews have an almost impossible problem with those people.
    I may link to you on this article as Israel has taken some drastic measures against the Palis over the last 24 hours I believe and I plan to write on it.

    I agree with you Aurora, it is almost insoluble. I just heard today about the new situation over there. Can’t wait to read about it on your site. I have been out of touch for a few days due to travel so a lot of catch up coming..LOL!

  6. Angie, I’ve linked to you.

  7. hey Angie..brilliant read!..I will add u to my blogroll ASAP!..Keep up the good fight~!:)

    Welcome and Thank you. Love yours for sure.:)!

  8. Angie,

    However, with that said, I cannot go to a Muslim country and worship Jesus freely much less share his love with others, Muslims do have their freedom here, but their countries insist we follow their law of religion. Fine, I won’t go there. But don’t try to change mine.

    This is a generalization at best! I lived in the Middle East (Israel, Jordan and the UAE). And I still travel there frequently. I also visited the surrounding countries (Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, etc.) Not once while I was there did I experience what you claim here: that “you cannot worship Jesus freely!”

    Every country I mentioned above has an abundant number of churches and priests there walk around in their long black or dark brown robes with big crosses hanging around their necks. It’s a most incredible sight. And the Muslims there call them, respectfully, as a Christian would: “Father.” In Arabic, the word is actually “Aboona” or “our father.” On Sundays, you would hear the bells in the churches towers alongside the Muslims call to prayers… never do they interfere with each other.

    Again, you have been brainwashed by the media. No one there tries to change anyone’s beliefs.



    I digress on Israel, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Lebanon was a beautiful country and practiced freedom and democracy as does Israel. I should not have included those countries in such a general way.
    As for Egypt, I have an Egyptian friend that has shared how christianity is frowned upon there and they cannot convert without a great price to their person and dishonor to their family. It is very hard in his opinion to practice christianity there.
    Saudi Arabia is worse. My brother lived there, bibles are not legal there, I could go on and on about my sister in law’s experience, needless to say they were glad to get home.

    I totally agree with you about the media’s bias. however I thought it was a little bent to the left. :).Perhaps I am a bit brainwashed, I do try to search for the truth.
    I also feel for the people that are hurt by man’s inhumanity to man. I cannot help but feel there is an agenda for the powerful and they do not care about their people.

    I appreciate your viewpoint and comments.

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