Concerning the feature,  “Does Aid to Palestinians Subsidize the Families of Terrorists”? by Naomi Zeveloff, What is missing is the context, which is even more lethal.

All official media outlets of the PA elevate those who murder a Jew, any Jew, at any age, to the highest level of honor in the nascent Palestinian society.

Nathan Brown, quoted herein as an expert on Palestinian Arabs,  makes a wrong comparison  of PA killers with the Jewish underground before 1948..

No Jewish underground group ever praised the murder of a bystander, while the PA revels in the killing of any Jew, anywhere, at any age.

In the annals of  antisemitism, the PA stamp of public approval of the murder of Jews and  of those who murder Jews represents a step far worse than the official German attitude to the murder of Jews before and during WWII.

At no time did the Nazi regime ever bestow an honor on those who murdered Jews. German government officials consistently tried to obfuscate their complicity in the murder of Jews.

PA officials hide nothing. The PA, in tune with the ideology of the Arab League and the PLO, view the murder of Jews as a justified means to the end.


  1. Very significant distinction. Thank-you for this clarification. I had read the article in the Forward and was infuriated by the absence of context. I sometimes think that magazine will publish just about anything.


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