Consider the following statements: the first from the 1920s and the second from last week:
1. [W]e shall regain our health only by eliminating the Jews. [And by doing so,] I believe today I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. …By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord’s work.
2. Every evil and catastrophe on the land of Palestine – moreover, in the whole world – is caused by the Jews. They generate civil strife with their clandestine handiwork, their despicable texts, their bitter hearts, and their abominable intentions.
The first of these two came from Adolf Hitler, as he used a populist approach to the German people to stir them up, and simultaneously used the Jews as a scapegoat for the difficult place in which Germany found herself following the Treaty of Versailles. The second of these was on Palestinian Authority TV, and aired on January 6, 2012, and is part of an ongoing theocratic call to Muslims throughout the world. And despite the differences in these statements, in time and in place, both demonstrate an out and out contempt for the Jewish people.
More specifically, despite the religious differences, both use religion to justify their hatred of the Jewish people.
For example, Hitler said his work to eliminate the Jews was “the Lord’s work,” and the speaker on Palestinian TV directed his message to the “servants of Allah,” and spoke of how “Allah loves not those who do mischief.” (In this particular, the implication was that the Jews do mischief thus they are loved not.)
Yet the greatest difference between the two is that Hitler was not funded by the U.S., but Palestinian Authority TV is. That’s right: this war against Israel, being urged on the airwaves of the West Bank, is funded by the U.S. via their funding for Palestinian Authority TV.
That our tax dollars would prop up such a war cry against one of our own allies–Israel–is heinous.