03 May '10
While the U.S. government has a faith in Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority that borders on the mystical, some of us see them merely as the "good terrorists" (good because willing to talk to Israel) as opposed to the "bad terrorists" of Hamas (bad because unwilling to talk).
Along comes Palestinian Media Watch to make our point in spades, publishing today an eye-opening compendium of tributes by the PA to a long list of murderers. Titled "From Terrorists to Role Models: The Palestinian Authority's Institutionalization of Incitement," its summary explains that "The PA's policy of naming schools, summer camps, sporting events, streets and ceremonies after terrorists fundamentally undermines the chance for peace." Written by Itamar Marcus, Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Barbara Crook and the PMW staff, it establishes in painstaking detail PA glorification of some of the most evil individuals in recent years.
H/T Elder of Ziyon
Take the example of Dalal Mughrabi, the 19-year-old woman who led the "Coastal Road massacre" in March 1978 that killed 37 civilians in a bus hijacking that killed more Israelis than any other Palestinian terror attack. Her abominable name has been immortalized through the designation of
Two elementary schools, a kindergarten, a computer center, summer camps, football tournaments, a community center, a sports team, a public square, a street, an election course, an adult education course, a university club, a dance troupe, a military unit, a dormitory in a youth center, TV series, a TV quiz team and a graduation ceremony.
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