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Palestinians Arrest Teachers and Anti-Israel Protesters Couldn*t Care Less

World  (tags: PA, teacher arrests, checkpoints, hypocrisy, American Historical Association, hypocrisy )

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The PA claims that it doesn*t have enough money to pay the teachers. Yet the PA has one of the largest per capita security forces in the world; the PA security services set up rings of checkpoints to prevent the teachers from attending a demonstration in


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Patricia Martinez (63)
Monday March 14, 2016, 12:03 pm

American college professors have now shown their true colors when it comes to Israel. Remember how 126 historians recently tried to get the American Historical Association (AHA) to condemn Israel for “interfering with the travel of students” by maintaining security checkpoints? Well, now it’s the Palestinian Authority (PA) that is setting up checkpoints to block teachers—and wouldn’t you know it, those angry historians have suddenly fallen silent.

The 126 radical historians presented their resolution at the AHA’s convention in Atlanta in January. The Gang of 126 claimed the students are sometimes delayed “15 minutes or more” at Israeli security checkpoints, and these delays supposedly are “impeding instruction at Palestinian institutions of higher learning.”

The real impediment to Palestinian education, however, is the behavior of the PA. More than 20,000 Palestinian public school teachers are striking because the PA has failed to implement a 2013 agreement between the PA and the Palestinian Teachers Union. The pay raises and promotions required by the agreement have never been put into effect.

The PA claims that it doesn’t have enough money to pay the teachers. Yet the PA has one of the largest per capita security forces in the world; in fact, more than half of all PA employees are in the security forces.

One of the tasks for which the PA needs such a large security force is—arresting teachers! Last week, the PA police arrested 20 teachers and two school principals for the “crime” of participating in a rally supporting the striking teachers.

I suppose that news won’t come as a surprise to anyone who reads, for example, the US State Department’s annual report on human rights around the world. The most recent report states that under the PA, there are “restrictions on freedom of speech, press, and assembly.” There are “limits on freedom of association and movement.”
Now Haaretz reports that “the PA security services set up rings of checkpoints to prevent the teachers from attending a demonstration” in support of the strikers.

What? Checkpoints? Palestinians delayed? Education disrupted? Those 126 angry historians should be up in arms. And they would be, except for the inconvenient fact that it is the PA, not Israel, which is to blame for the checkpoints. And Israel’s critics are constitutionally incapable of ever criticizing the Palestinian leadership for anything it does. These educators did not protest on behalf of Palestinian university students because they care about them, they simply are against Israel’s existence. Shameful.


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Monday March 14, 2016, 1:48 pm

Hilary S (65)
Monday March 14, 2016, 5:45 pm
shameful, and not surprising - anti-israel protests are all about convenience and hypocrisy.

pam w (139)
Monday March 14, 2016, 6:11 pm
Funny how that works, isn't it?

Past Member (0)
Monday March 14, 2016, 9:02 pm
Another informative article. Thanks, Patricia.

. (6)
Tuesday March 15, 2016, 4:20 am
Typical anti-Semitism in action!

Nita L (127)
Tuesday March 15, 2016, 10:31 am
Thank you Patricia.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 15, 2016, 2:44 pm

Stan B (123)
Tuesday March 15, 2016, 3:02 pm
The usual double standards we've come to expect.

Roslyn McBride (26)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 3:10 am
It goes both ways.

Knud Thirup (54)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 12:47 pm
Åå no! - noted an shared+signed.Thanks Praticia.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:48 pm
Sad to think that with these actions, students suffer. How they can say that they don't have the money to pay teachers, there must be a way. They seem to find money for all sorts of evil events, like war, etc. Thanks Patricia

Marc P (50)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 3:20 pm
Yeah. Lets all focus on this matter while Israel continues its illegal land grabbing, torture of children, and genocide.

Patricia Martinez (63)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 9:21 pm

Of course there is not genocide or torture of children by Israelis, but there is in many Arab countries, and there is by ISIS of both non-Muslims Yazidis and Christians AS WELL AS Muslims.

But Muslims are EXPERTS at making themselves the victims, pathologically, and it looks like they've pulled you into their pathological fantasy world, Marc.

The fantasy world where they like to cover up, and in the Palestinian areas, too, all of the honor killings of Palestinian women - done by Palestinian men.

The incitement by Palestinian adults to have their children risk their lives by sending them on suicide missions to kill Israelis.

The killing of Palestinian men - by Palestinians - on the SUSPICION that they might have sold land to Israelis.

Palestinian girls who have their clitorises cut out by Palestinians.

But all of this barbarity doesn't deserve mention, because dimwits like you are duped into falling for the magicians' trick every time rather than keeping your eyes and brains demanding objective truth and context.


Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 12:36 am
I would like all the countries to the world to make peace. Why fight each other? We are here on this earth for so short a time. Let us live in peace.

Marc P (50)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 2:04 pm
Patricia Martinez: You are either highly uneducated, delusional, or think people are so uneducated that they will believe your lies and denial. There is video documentation of child torture in Israel. there is an entire movement consisting of former IDF soldiers who openly testify about children being hung naked and having their genitals electrocuted. to gain false confessions, or false implication of their parents or neighbors. Children being told their mother or sister is in the next room and will be raped if the child does not 'confess.' And worse. There is video documentation of Israelite's living in the internationally illegal 'settlement' zones stoning,beating and even setting on fire children whom are simply walking to school. You say "Muslims are experts at making themselves the victims.!?!" ISRAEL is an expert at making ITSELF the victim. And the only "Magician's trick" is the one you are attempting. Despite your ignorance, and hatred of the truth, and of those who speak it, the WHOLE WORLD is watching. And about the ONLY place left on the planet that doesn't recognize Israel as a despotic, evil regime is the United States. And by the way, I'm Catholic and have NO interest in the Muslim faith whatsoever. I just can't stand liars such as you. You and your ilk are no better than the Nazis.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Friday March 18, 2016, 9:55 am
Thank you Patricia for this interesting article

Patricia Martinez (63)
Tuesday March 22, 2016, 9:36 am

You are the victim and, in turn, the perpetuator, of propaganda so twisted, one sided and vile, that you have no balance, no context, no grounds, and for all intents and purposes a lie.

As the mainstream media has repeatedly shown, almost NEVER says anything about the provocations coming from the Palestinians. The facts are that the VAST MAJORITY of times Israel is RESPONDING to provocations, it is DEFENDING itself as ANY country would, and has a higher moral benchmark than almost any country in the world that is not actively committing national suicide as many countries are actively in the process of doing now, as in Europe.

Yes we are in the watching Europe in the throes of committing suicide. They have chosen to essentially not protect themselves, their culture. They have chosen to be overrun and die. Israel chooses to live.

And the Nazi comparison? Really, I and my ilk suggest or are in the process of rounding up people, shipping them off to concentration camps, pulling gold out of their teeth, sending them into showers of poisonous gas, burning them in ovens, sending them to slave labor camps.

Your assertions are simply imbecilic and really not even worthy of a reply. You are a receptacle of garbage. And clearly it's garbage in and garbage out.

Try some reality for a change instead of echo chamber antisemitism.

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