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      by Yisrael Medad
      My blog from the heart of the heartland of the Jewish People in Eretz-Yisrael with thoughts, observations and ideas.

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      I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970.  I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh.  I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and currently, am Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center.

      Tishrei 15, 5774, 9/19/2013

      Who Cares for the Children?


      The Oslo Process kicked in 20 years ago.

      There are many things one can write about its effects, its influences and its results.

      One theme I stress is that for true peace to evolve out of the mess Shimon Peres, Yossi Beilin and Yitzhak Rabin got us into, is that the generation of schoolchildren who grew up during this period, from kindergarten on to university, must be weaned away from the hatred, the inculcation of animosity and the deprecation of the Jews and the anti-Israel incitement that the Palestinian Authority to this day is engaged in and corrupting the minds of their youth.

      All this negativity must be unraveled and healed.  Peace programming must be in the schools.

      If not, no peace.

      So, to my not-surprise, one Brad Parker over at the closed-thinking Open Zion site, you can read this in Palestinian Youth and the Failure of Oslo:

      Instead of growing up with a law-based, negotiated settlement founded on universal human rights principles, justice and respect for human dignity; Palestinian youth have had their futures stifled and suppressed by systemic discrimination, constant settlement expansion, and prolonged military occupation.

      So typical.

      One-sided blindsiding of any outside observer who might not be aware of the foundations of Arab terror based on mobilized youth.  All Israel's fault.

      Again, relieving the Arabs of any responsibility for their predicament.

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