Friday, March 4, 2011

"Pope Benedict and Hamas: Two Ways of Looking at History"

Writer Alan Elsner contrasts the peaceful message of Pope Benedict XVI with the move toward harsher rhetoric by Hamas:
Two separate pieces of news this week show two organizations moving in opposite directions, one toward reconciliation and historical justice and the other toward hatred and endless conflict.

...Hamas is urging teachers to refuse to include the Holocaust in their lessons and has ordered children to leave the classroom if teachers tried to tell them about the Holocaust...

Such hatred is purely destructive. It cannot lead anywhere except to more suffering for Israelis and Palestinians alike. The leaders of Hamas should take a leaf from Pope Benedict's book. The truth will help set them free.

 Read more at the Huffington Post.

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