I have a daughter in kindergarten so I always enjoy reading about young minds open to all the world’s possibilities. At such a tender age, children don’t recognize arbitrary adult constructs such as race and ethnicity. Some conscientious program officers at Hamas are helping Palestinians address this deficiency with a homegrown version of Head Start according to The San Francisco Chronicle and OxBlog:
Gaza City -- Six days a week, kindergarten teacher Samira Ali El Hassain (teaches) her class of thirty 5-year-old boys and girls . . . "I tell them that they are Palestinians, that they must defend their land when they grow up, that this land belongs to them and not to the Jews, our enemies," said the 35-year-old Hassain.
"Every morning, I ask them: 'Did you watch the news? Do you love the enemy who massacres the Palestinian people? Would you want to make peace with them when you grow up?' "
Her 24-year-old colleague, Istama Showish, imparts a similar message.
"We teach them that Jews who live in Jerusalem and Palestine are occupiers, that they have taken even the air that we breathe," she said.
How refreshing to find a public school teacher who is not obsessed with that multicultural nonsense. Why, it’s so simple even a 5-year old could understand it: The Jews are alien occupiers who must be murdered.
Peaceful Co-Existence? Sure, when the Israelis no longer exist.