Roger L. Simon

Palestinian Child Abuse

I was very pleased on several levels to read that Hillary Clinton has teamed up with Palestinian Media Watch to promote a new report on the continued anti-Israel bias of Palestinian textbooks. I think it’s obvious to most of us that preaching racism in children’s texts is a particularly horrifying form of child abuse – it’s part of what turns people into suicide bombers.

But I’m especially glad that it is Senator Clinton, a Democratic Party liberal, speaking out for once. People can say it’s just because she’s running for President and courting the Jewish vote. But she’s a politician. That’s what she does. And the world situation makes it mandatory that people who describe themselves as liberals begin to own the gravity of the struggle as well and speak out.