In Israel, the PA rejects human rights for Jews

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The framers of this document clearly suggest that if world peace was possible, it would be built upon freedom and human rights (Preamble).

The UDHR contains two ‘declarations’, one explicit, one implicit. First, it explicitly lists what are the inalienable human rights that applied to all human beings. The second ‘declaration’ is less obvious—but just as compelling: there cannot be peace when human rights are rejected and held in contempt.

The framers of UDHR understood what happens when human rights are aggressively disdained: wherever human rights are held in contempt, the results have been “barbarous acts which outrage the conscience of mankind” (Preamble).

We see this disdain—and its attendant barbarism--in Israel. The Arab Muslim ‘Palestinian Authority’ (PA) denies basic human rights to Jews.

Arab Muslims of the PA deny or restrict freedoms for Jews. For example, the right to free access to holy Jewish sites is denied to Jews—or seriously restricted. The PA denies Jews the right to pray at Judaism’s Holiest site on earth. The PA acts as if it has the right—and the duty--to destroy Jewish human rights.

If you want to see peace in this region, this Arab Muslim behaviour is unacceptable. The UDHR may say that all human beings have the “freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance” (Article 18). But the PA rejects such freedom.

To the PA, Judaism is an ‘unapproved’ religion. Jews are an ‘unapproved’ group.

Therefore, PA media incites to commit—and glorify--acts of violence against Jews:

-“Hamas celebrates Jerusalem bus terror attack that killed 2 [Jews] with reenactment video”, Palestinian Media Watch [pmw]-‘promoting violence and terror-violence for adults, October 14, 2015.

-“Fatah posts image encouraging stabbing Jews on its Facebook page”, ibid, October 4, 2015.

-Arab Muslims in Israel commit acts of discrimination against Jewish religious sites (Lenny Ben-David, “Denial of Religious Rights by the Palestinian Authority”, internationalwallofprayer, no date).

 The PA does not believe Jews have worth as human beings:

-PA media presents Jews as ‘evil’ (“O Sons of Zion, O most evil among creations, O barbaric apes, O wretched pigs”, Palestinian Media Watch [pmw], September, 2014).

-PA media links Judaism to ‘the Devil’ (“Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher: Jews will worship the Devil and then be exterminated by Muslims”, pmw, October, 2015).

Such behaviour doesn’t support human rights. It supports complete contempt for those rights.

In Israel, Arab Muslims in the PA teach Jew-hate, not human rights. They teach their children that allah “sent humanity a message through Islam’s prophet Muhammad that the killing ‎and extermination of Jews is a necessary step to bring the redemption [the ultimate Islamic Caliphate]” (pmw-‘religious war’-Islamic war against Jews’).

The Arab Muslims of the PA demonize Israel. For example, during this current wave of Arab terror against Jews, Arabs have openly (caught on CCTV) attempted to commit genocide by attacking Jews simply because they were Jews. But when Arab attackers are shot dead by Israeli security forces—often in the middle of an attack—Arab media demonizes Israel with accusations that Israelis ‘murdered’ these attackers in cold blood with no justification to do so (“Palestinian terrorist murderers presented as Martyrs, victims of Israeli executions in cold blood, and [Arab] shootings and stabbings as Israeli ‘pretexts’ to kill”, pmw, October 13, 2015).

Israel doesn’t kill like that. Arab Muslims do.

-It’s Arab Muslims who incite to kill (“Abbas’ Fatah: Stabbing Israelis is a symphony of love for Jerusalem”, pmw, October 12, 2015.  

-It’s Arab Muslims who glorify and celebrate murder  (“Fatah’s Rafah branch’s Facebook: ‘O Martyr (Shahid), what have you seen that is making you smile?... O Allah, bestow Martyrdom-death (Shahada) upon us’", pmw, October 14, 2015).

-It’s Arab Muslims who advertise on local Arab TV that children should martyr themselves for Islam by dying while attempting to kill Jews (“Fatah official, on Facebook, calls for intifada and for Fatah youth members to make themselves into Martyrs”, pmw, October 5, 2015).

There have been more than 770 reported terror attacks against Jews in Israel between Rosh Hashannah (September 14, 2015) and October 18, 2015 (“By the numbers: 778 terror attacks since Rosh Hashanah”, Arutz Sheva, October 27, 2015). Most of these attacks were committed by Arabs between the ages of 13-25--exactly the demographic most easily influenced by TV, entertainment, and social media.

In the PA, most anti-Jew incitement is delivered through these portals. The young watch TV, social media and song. The PA uses these portals to teach the young to want to kill Jews.

This is barbaric. It doesn’t promote peace. It legitimizes barbarism.

The UDHR rejects that barbarism. Arab Muslims in Israel advocate for it.  

The Arab Muslim leader of the PA runs a totalitarian regime. That regime identifies Jews as ‘enemies of the state’. His goal isn’t freedom. His goal is to drive Jews out of Israel by any means necessary. His goal is genocide.

Take another look at PA leader Mahmoud Abbas. He’s the true enemy of human rights.