It’s nice to think Israel’s hard-won self-determination ensured Jewish children can grow up without fear and xenophobia.
Here is a photo taken this week at a preschool in the Tel-Aviv satellite city of Holon:
Translation, from the top:
“Who wants to kill us?
Pharaoh | Greeks | Haman | Nazis | Arabs
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What do we need?
WE NEED A STATE
Do note that all Arabs (national group) and Greeks (in reference to assimilationist policies of the Seleucid empire) are equated to Nazis (murderous ideology). And of course, Pharaoh and Haman, the semi-mythological baddies of yore, to drive home to children under six years of age that persecution of us Jews is eternal.
Happy Independence Day.
Hat tip to +972 and journalist Dimi Reider for this guest post. Indoctrination for the nation through introductory xenophobia!