Monday, June 09, 2014

  • Monday, June 09, 2014
  • Elder of Ziyon
Apparently, Palestinian Arabs are very nervous about giving their own people freedom of choice.

As we've mentioned many times, Arab leaders are against any Palestinian Arabs voluntarily choosing to become citizens of any country - Arab or non-Arab.They want them to remain stateless, because if they decide to improve their lives, they will no longer be pawns in the power games of Palestinian politics.

Here's a new example. Israel has stated that it wants to recruit, on a voluntary basis,  Arabs who do not have to serve.

In Israel, army service is important for getting jobs later in life, both because of the practical experience that many soldiers get but also because of the informal networking that inevitably follows army service. Besides that, some Israeli Arabs feel loyalty to their country and they actually want to serve.

This is causing panic among the Palestinian Arab elites who fear that their little empires will be destroyed without an artificially created unity, enforced by their own policies that keep their people miserable and take away freedom of choice for their people, freedom to work together with Israeli Jews to build a better Middle East.

This new video, ironically, claims that Israel is doing the brainwashing by allowing Arabs the freedom to choose whether to serve in the IDF or not. That freedom is anathema to Palestinians: (turn on closed-captioning)

So who is guilty of brainwashing?

Look how Electronic Intifada characterizes this piece of agitprop:

A new dark, psychological short film by Nadim Hamed produced by Eyad Barghouti in cooperation with the Palestinian civil society groups 7amleh and Baladna makes a bold statement against Israel’s latest attempts to enlist Palestinian citizens of Israel in the occupation army.

Project X features Samer Bisharat (star of Oscar-nominated Omar) as a youth who is brainwashed into serving in the army. But instead of gaining the privileges promised by a Palestinian collaborator, the young man realizes only devastating psychological and social costs as a result of his choice to serve.

The artistically potent short takes up one of the most pressing issues facing the nearly 1.7 million Palestinian citizens of Israel who face daily systematic discrimination from education to employment and severe restrictions on land ownership.
You see? In the haters' logic, by trying to eliminate discrimination, Israel is causing discrimination!

Who really wants equal rights for Arabs in Israel? Clearly, not the people who made this film. Clearly, not the self-proclaimed arbiters of what a "good" Palestinian must do at Electronic Intifada.

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