Life is Belief & Struggle - Ahmed Shawqi

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There is no human right to throw rocks at (or stone) Jews.

First this, from the Jerusalem Post: 
Customs workers in Haifa thwarted an attempt to smuggle 4,000 anti-Israel stuffed dolls to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank Tuesday, according to the Jerusalem Post's sister paper Maariv. The dolls, which were dressed in the Palestinian colors of red, green, black, and white, and in face-covering keffiyehs which had the slogans "Jerusalem is ours," and "Jerusalem, here we come" inscribed on them, were found in a container which was labeled by the importer as having had contained articles of clothing, rugs, and plastic products. 

The dolls, which originated in the United Arab Emirates and were en route to the Palestinian Authority, were meant to be used as tools of incitement for Palestinian youth. With rocks in their hands, the dolls encouraged the long-time phenomenon of assailing Jews with rock-throwing. 

The container's contents were spotted by workers at Haifa customs and held-back from dispatch in order to undergo further investigation.  "These dolls were making their way to the Palestinian Authority with one clear purpose," Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday. "And that was to poison the minds of innocent children." "The Palestinians are continuing to incite their youth, using any means necessary to educate them about violence and hatred. Here, it's in the form of a doll," she said.

York University Mural and Dr. Dawg's position. 
I might be more sympathy for Dr. Dawg’s position, if the artist had not painted the rocks into the hands of a young Palestinian man.

The minute the rocks were in play – it verges into the glorification of Anti-Semitic violence which has no place in any Canadian university.

One last thing I want to add. I kept looking at this mural, and something registered with unease, I cannot say for sure the rocks in the hand, and then, it came to me. The eye draws you to the rocks in hand, and above the rocks a flag of Palestinian, and above the flag of Palestine, the outline of the entire state of Israel. 

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