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A Muslim Historian: Israelis prefer to live in self-denial according to a new study conducted by TAU Professor Daniel Bar-Tal and IDC Dr. Eran Halperin


Study: Israelis prefer to live in ‘self-denial’

May 24, 2010 ·

 A new study conducted by Professor Daniel Bar-Tal (Tel Aviv University) have found out that an average Israeli prefer to live in ‘self-denial’ as he/she is not interested to know the facts about the Israel-Palestine conflict. They’re brainwashed with Zionist narrative of the conflict and hatred toward Arabs and Muslims from an early age. The Zionist rabbis are known for using Talmudic texts to create hatred toward Arabs, Blacks and Christians. Last year, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Manis Friedman responded to a question “How Jews should treat their Arab neighbors?”, in the Moment magazine for its “Ask the Rabbi” feature, said: “The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way. Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle). I don’t believe in western morality. Living by Torah values will make us a light unto the nations who suffer defeat because of a disatrous morality of human invention…….”

 Professor Daniel Bar-Tal conducted this study with Dr. Eran Halperin of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (Israel). “The political system and the education system use all their tools, such as Jerusalem Day, to socialize people with the idea that a unified Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal, indivisible capital. People are not born with a concept of ‘Jerusalem is ours forever’ and many know no political solution is possible without a compromise on Jerusalem,” wrote Professor Daniel Bar-Tal.

Dr. Eran Halperin adds to the study: “For years, people have been inculcated with information by a selective steamroller and a reality is constructed for them, They are told repeatedly, ‘Jerusalem is united,’ but they’re not told that no other country recognizes the annexation of the eastern part of the city. The result is that any criticism of Israeli activity in East Jerusalem is perceived as pure anti-Semitism.”

In an earliers survey (November 2007) the authors found out the Israel Hasbara (propaganda) lies’ effect on the Israeli Jewish population. For example 80.8 percent of Israel’s Jews agree with the statement, “Despite Israel’s desire for peace, the Arabs imposed war time and again.” In August 2008, 61% expressed at least some agreement with the view that throughout all the years of the conflict, Israel has been the victim, whereas the Arabs and the Palestinians are committing crimes. Furthermore, 77% thought Arabs and Palestinians do not place a high value on human life, and 79% agreed with the declaration that cheating has always characterized the Palestinians and the Arabs.

Professor Daniel Bar-Tal is a former President of Syracuse-based International Society of Political Psychology and co-editor of Palestine-Israel Journal. He is also author of book Strereotyping and Prejudice in Conflict: Representation of Arabs in Israeli Jewish Society. In the book Professor Daniel Bar-Tal wrote:” For peace to be achieved in the Middle East, the Israelis must recognize their responsibility for the tragedy (Nakaba) that they inflicted upon Palestinian in 1948. As long as the Israelis deny their collective guilt for the Palestinians becoming refugees and deny that the Palestinians were maliciously expelled by them, then all reconciliation is a pipe dream. Hence, Israel’s acknowledging Arab suffering is a key to reaching a settlement in the region. Embracing Zionist dogma is, accordingly main obstacle to peace. In short, holding such a Zionis narrative serves as an obstacle to peace since it promotes negative emotions. mistrust, delegitimatization and negative stereotypes of Arabs and Palestinians ……. Israeli Jews’ consciousness is characterized by a sense of victimization, a siege mentality, blind patriotism, belligerence, self-righteousness, dehumanization of Palestinians and insensitivity to their suffering….” 

Dr. Norman Finkelstein in his recent interview with RT (watch the video below) exposed some of Zionist lies about the Occupied Palestine. Some of the Zionist myths have debunked by Dr. Shlomo Sand in his book The Invention of the Jewish People.



About Rehmat

Engineer, Historian and general carer of what Muslims are facing today, and exposing non-Muslim lies about Islam and Muslims.


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