Are Palestinian children less worthy?
08-Jun-2011 (one comment)
Although Palestinian children endure lives of suffering, Obama's love for their Israeli counterparts knows no limit.

What is it about Jewish and Arab children that privileges the first and spurns the second in the speeches of President Barack Obama, let alone in the Western media more generally? Are Jewish children smarter, prettier, whiter? Are they deserving of sympathy and solidarity, denied to Arab children, because they are innocent and unsullied by the guilt of their parents, themselves often referred to as "the children of Israel"? Or, is it that Arab children are dangerous, threatening, guilty, even dark and ugly, a situation that can only lead to Arabopaedophobia - the Western fear of Arab children?

Innocence and childhood are common themes in Western political discourse, official and unofficial. While it is a truism to state that since the end of European colonialism the US and Europe have been, at the official and unofficial levels, friendly to and supportive of the Zionist colonial project and hostile to Palestinians and Arabs in their resistance to Zionism, the expectation would be that a West that insists rhetorically on the "universalism" of its values would show at least a rhetorical commitment to the equality of Arab and Jewish children as victims of the violence visited on the region by Zionist colonialism and the resistance to it. Yet, the only Western sympathy manifest is to Jewish children as symbols of Zionist and Isra... >>>

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No. Why are Iranian children less worthy

by Simorgh5555 on

I put up a news thread on child cruelty in Iran which had 369 reads and received less than half-a-dozen responses. What is even more tragic about Iranian child cruelty is that it happens which has one of the greatest oil and gas resources in the world. 


 Whatever injustice the 'colonian Zionists' have committed to the Palestinians this does not justify neighbouring Arab countries of Palestine (people of their own race) to keep these children locked up in regugee camps denying them the right to citizenship and a fututure because they cannot practice over 70 professions. 

If you really want to see child suffering please go to Iran where in some regions the infant mortality rate is greater than the children of Gaza. If you are still not convinced go to an orphanage in Malawi or Sudan where thousands of children do not know or have never even seen their parents because of genocide. 

Iran comes first.