"I suggest first teaching about the Nakba in Israeli schools before getting on your high horse about Palestinian kids being taught about the Holocaust....Wow. I don't even know what to say. She also makes another couple of inappropriate comparisons with the Holocaust, such as that the Palestinians losing property in a war they started or bad behavior by Israeli soldiers is equivalent to the genocidal killing of millions of Jews. But I'm not even sure to react to her claim that the Holocaust has "lost all value" to her. I'll be honest, I never really thought that ol "Dignity Rockets" ever had a real hatred of Jews. Not even after everything we have seen. But this, in my view, crosses the line.
"The Holocaust is often used to provoke outrage and gain instant sympathy - no matter the situation. It has been so overused in the context of the poor occupied Palestinians, that it has lost all value with this reader."
Because as others like to tell us, Israel and the Jews have nothing to do with each other, right? So in that case what is the harm about learning about Jewish history? She can dance around the issue all she likes but the truth is that she doesn't mind (or likes) that Hamas teaches Holocaust denial to Palestinian children. Now why would this be? I have a theory: She doesn't want Palestinian children to learn information that might cause them to be sympathetic to the Israelis, while at the same time she demands that the Israeli children learn information that might cause them to be sympathetic to the Palestinians. Obviously, this is hypocritical, but it is also very disturbing. We know that Ms. Narwani wants the Palestinians to fight Israel until it is destroyed, and it's hard to have obedient little child soldiers when they learn inconvenient facts like the Holocaust. We wouldn't want the Palestinains to start thinking for themselves, eh? That's not the purpose of education.
Another revealing comment is there at the end she seems to think that Mr. Elsner is trying to "force" the Palestinians to learn about the Holocaust. It is pretty pathetic that asking the Palestinians to do the right thing is "forcing them," but apparently that is the way that Ms. Narwani reacts to a call for change. And of course, it is the UN's decision, because the UN is the one paying for these schools that the Palestinian children attend. So yeah, I think that we have the right to tell the UNRWA teachers want to teach, no matter how much Ms. Narwani gripes and moans.
But she isn't finished yet! Click the link below to read some more, if you have the stomach for it.
The pro-Israel user myopinion2 called her out on this comment. Check out her response:
"Having said that, I strongly contend that the Jewish state abuses the symbols of the Holocaust to further a wholly political agenda - and personally feel that this cynical exploitation is a betrayal of every single Jew who was callously exterminated based solely on their religion. You will find many Israelis and Jews who agree with me on this - google it.Okay, so point one: I feel bad about the Holocaust but the Israelis exploit it so much that I no longer care. This is a common rallying cry among Holocaust cynics, in fact it is the only thing that they ever have to say on the subject. I find it quite informative that Ms. Narwani also refuses to tell us about her experiences surrounding the Holocaust and her knowledge about it. I cannot help but wonder whether she didn't learn too much, lest there grow some sympathy in her heart for the Jewish people and by extension their state.
Here's the second point: the understanding. How many times have we heard this bullshit before? "I don't approve of Holocaust denial/suicide bombing/use of child soldiers/mass murders/shooting pregnant women/lynchings/airplane hijackings/war crimes, but I understand why they do it." Are you freaking kidding me? Does anyone buy this anymore? There is absolutely no reason why Hamas should teach Holocaust denial to its students and deny them the information to find out on their own. No amount of suffering that the Palestinian people have gone through should prevent them from doing the right thing. It is only in the minds of apologists like Ms. Narwani that "oppression" means all sense of morality and decency should be thrown out the window. No one gave the Jews any slack at all after they were nearly wiped off the face of the earth, yet the Palestinians demand special treatment because they have to go through checkpoints. And people like Ms. Narwani will always be there to defend them.
Seriously. Why is she still writing for the Huffington Post again? They can't possibly approve of these kind of views, right?