We have recognized the potential of the youth of Palestine. Against all the odds, [These Palestinian children] continue to learn, to work, to dream and aspire to a better future... and it is to them that we should look and to them we should listen and it is to them that I pay tribute.
Brussels, March 19, 2012.
What kind of a society consciously and purposely sacrifices its own youth for political gain and tactical advantage? Today the overwhelming majority of Palestinian Arabs nurture a blind hatred of Israel. They created a cultural milieu of vengeance, violence and death - preparing their children to be sacrifices in a death cult. Proud parents dress up their toddlers not in clown costumes, but with suicide belts, and countless others celebrate their childrens deaths with traditional sweet holiday cakes and candies.
Indeed, Palestinian children continue to learn, work, dream and aspire for a better future - but that future is void of the state of Israel and the Jewish people. Only when their textbooks cease to preach hate and stop using gruesome examples of killing Jews can we even begin to think of a promising future for these children, and for the region as a whole.