Thursday, August 19, 2010

Palestinians learn about the Holocaust at Yad Vashem

Under the headline, "Palestinians learn about the Holocaust at Yad Vashem", 'Haaretz' informs its readers that on seeing Jewish corpses being pushed into mass graves, Arab girls were horrified. The paper then goes on to say that "Arab sentiment toward the Holocaust ranges from ignorance about its details to outright denial. Some hold a more complex belief system, acknowledging that the Holocaust did happen, but that they are paying the price by the loss of their land with the creation of the State of Israel after World War II."

Firstly, it is only natural that anyone who has been touched with the milk of human kindness would be "horrified" by the images portrayed at Yad Vashem. Secondly, the ignorance regarding the Holocaust, and even its outright denial, is in fact the product of an attitude that does indeed result from a belief which, even when accepting the Holocaust as a historical fact, fails to see what it has to do with the "complex belief system", it is only natural and in its substance it is correct which, of course, is to say that the Palestinians are indeed paying the price for Nazi crimes.

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