Itamar Marcus and the folks at Palestinian Media Watch do what every
single diplomat and foreign ministry engaging or funding the
Palestinian Authority (PA) should: Watch Palestinian television to
see what the PA is saying. Today, they release two shockers.
, showing what European Union cash sponsors:
PA TV program for youth, Speak Up, glorified
the 91 terrorists
saying they were: “More honored than all of us… They are the greatest
role models for us.” The TV program is co-produced by PA TV and
PYALARA, an NGO for youth funded by the EU, Save the Children and
other international donors.
Of course, the United Nations is not far behind
A Palestinian NGO, the Burj Luq-Luq Social Center Society
organization, performed a puppet show
for children in
East Jerusalem to promote non-smoking. The educational message
delivered by the puppets instructed children to replace cigarettes
with machine guns:
Puppet: “I, and many other youth like me, think that cigarettes will
help us to grow, to turn into men. Jerusalem doesn’t need men who
hold cigarettes. It needs men who hold machine guns, not cigarettes.”
One of Burj Luq-Luq’s funders is UNESCO which the Obama
despite U.S. law after
UNESCO unilaterally recognized Palestine as a full member.
Outside funding should never be an entitlement. Sometimes, the best
accountability mechanism is simply to withdraw funding. If the
European Union, UNESCO, and other European and international funders
choose the path of least resistance and do nothing, the Palestinian
Authority can rightly conclude they actually agree with the message.