The Telegraph: Stop treating the Palestinians like children

Why Evolution Is True

Here’s an unusual occurrence: a British journalist criticizing Palestinians instead of Israel. The journalist is Alan Johnson at the Telegraph, and his piece (on his website at the paper) is called “It’s time to stop infantilising the Palestinians.”

The first paragraph has a number of links to images I’ll reproduce, and excerpts from Johnson’s piece are indented:

The jubilant reaction of many Palestinians to the kidnapping of three Israeli teenage boys has been met in the West with a bit of a shrug. The official daily PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida has published cartoons mocking the three students and celebrating their capture.

A cartoon that appeared in the official Palestinian Authority newspaper referring to the kidnap of three Israeli teenagers, June 15 2014. (screen capture: Palestinian Media Watch) Read more: PA, Fatah cartoons gloat over teens' kidnappings | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-fatah-cartoons-gloat-and-jeer-over-kidnappings/#ixzz36V1cFkDa  Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook A cartoon that appeared in the official Palestinian Authority newspaper referring to the kidnap of three Israeli teenagers, June 15 2014. (screen capture: Palestinian Media Watch)

The Fatah Facebook page featured a cartoon of three rats dangling from a line.

fatah-e1402847026600-635x357 Can you believe this? What a monstrous mentality…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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