Sesame Street Got to 'Palestine'

Arutz Sheva has exposed Sesame Street's decision that a country named Palestine already exists. It's the big lie told to innocent children who don't know about the PA's refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

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If you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it.
According to Arutz Sheva, Sesame Street now features the fictional nation of Palestine.  It is remarkable because the area known as Palestine was originally named Philistia and evolved into Palestina and Palestine eventually.  It was so named by the Crusaders to rub in the name of the Jews enemy – the Philistines – today an extinct people.  Palestine has been occupied by several conquering regimes including the Babylonians, Mamluks, Ottoman Turks and British. 

The news article states:
 
“Grover, the charismatically blue character from the classic televised children's show Sesame Street, seems to be playing both sides of the Israeli-Arab conflict of late. The furry 'muppet' is hosting a new version of Jewish-themed Shalom Sesame to be aired on Hanukkah – but has also been heard declaring “We're off to Palestine!” in an introduction to a Sesame Street video.”
 
The video segment named “A Gift from Grandma,” features a Palestinian Authority girl named Salwa who says that she lives in "Palestine" before she helps her grandmother embroider a dress for her.  Some viewers were incensed at the use of the name “Palestine”
a nonexistent state whose formation was agreed to by Netanyahu, but that many Israelis feel cannot be established without putting Israel's existence into danger.  PA officials have threatened to declare a state whether there is a peace agreement or not, but Israel will not recognize it without one. 

However, it seems that someone on the writing staff never heard of Israel--or Jordan for that matter--two places where the story might , actually must, have been filmed. Perhaps whoever wrote those lines feels that if something is repeated often enough, such as the existence of a place called Palestine, it will be believed. Perhaps there is a PA activist on the writing staff.

Despite the “Palestine” video, it seems that declaring Sesame Street hostile to Israel would be premature. In fact, Sesame Street is about to release a new version of “Shalom Sesame” – a Jewish-themed version of Sesame Street that teaches Jewish-American preschoolers about their heritage. Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Greg Kinnear, Debra Messing, Cedric the Entertainer, Anneliese van der Pol and many others are featured in the 12-part series that follows Grover as he meets children in the US and travels to Israel to visit some of Judaism's most prominent sites. 


The show was first adapted from the original Sesame Street in 1986 and then again in 1990. Past guests on the show, which aired on American public television, included Joan Rivers, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mandy Patinkin, Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. The first installment of Shalom Sesame will premiere around Chanukah-time.”
 
According to Herman Goebbels, NAZI Propaganda Minister “If you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it.”  This is yet one more example of false credibility to a fictional nation and people who have hijacked and replaced facts with fiction, lies, myths and manipulated both history, reality, and world opinion. 
 
Sesame Street is no reality show. What’s next world? Renaming the Holy Land FantasyLand. 



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