Elhanan Miller, writing in the Times of Israel, tells us this:
Four months after Operation Protective Edge, Palestinian support for violence against Israel is at a peak, with most Palestinians believing that Israel has concrete plans to destroy the Muslim structures on the Temple Mount and replace them with a Jewish temple, a new Palestinian poll has found.In other words, they hate and despise Jews and favor violence against us.
Khalil Shikaki, director of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), told journalists at the Jerusalem Press Club Sunday that Palestinian attitudes toward Israel have hardened more dramatically in the wake of Operation Protective Edge than after the two previous military operations in Gaza, in 2008 and 2012.
Fearful of Israel and distrustful of their own leadership, 43 percent of Gaza residents and 23% of West Bankers said they are seeking emigration.
They hold to an irrational fear that Israel intends to destroy the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and will replace both with the Third Temple of the Jews.
And 43% of Gazans want to remove themselves from the area.
Well, you cannot blame almost half of all Gazans for wanting to get out of there. I know that most western progressives like to blame all things "Palestinian" on the Jews of Israel, but the fact of the matter is that the Gazans turned their land into a hell-hole and, now, quite understandably, would prefer to leave.
Heck, were I a Gazan Muslim (not to mention Gazan Christian) I would want out also.
What the Palestinian-Arabs need to learn is that so long as they remain hostile to the Palestinian-Jews they will continue to live in misery and poverty and under political regimes that offer emotional and financial incentives for raising children in the culture of the Shaheed... a joyous and celebratory culture if ever there was one, if you don't mind losing your kid in an effort to murder Jews.
The only chance that the Palestinian-Arabs have for a decent life for themselves and their children is to simply accept the fact that Israel is real, that it is not going any place, and that they should live in, or next to, the Jewish State the same way that most non-hostile, non-ethnically-French residents and citizens of France live in the French State.
Israel is the state of the Jews in the same way that France is the state of the French or Vietnam is the state of the Vietnamese. All sorts of non-ethnically French live in France as residents or citizens, and have for generations if not centuries, and no one thinks anything of it. The same goes for Vietnam.
But with Israel the Jewish identity of the country is considered some sort-of terrible crime toward non-Jews... this despite the joys of Jewish history under both Christians and Muslims for, lo, these past 2,000 years.
What I say is that if the Gazans wish to depart Gaza for greener pastures, then who am I to deny them their ambitions? By all means, they should move to London or Paris or, say, Malmö, where they can share their cultural productions with the locals.
The bottom line is that the Jewish people of the Middle East are a people at war.
They are a people under siege by an exceedingly hostile majority population that exceeds their numbers by a factor of 60 or 70 to 1 throughout the region and who teach their children that Jews are the contemptible offspring of orangutans and wild boar.
This leads me to a question.
If according to many millions of Muslims Jews are "the children of apes and pigs" does this mean that some of us are the children of apes and some of us are the children of pigs? Or does it mean that we are all the heinous issue derived from the unnatural coupling of apes with pigs?
Are we Ape-Pig People in the eyes of Muslims who believe this?
Curious minds want to know.