State Department to offer Palestinian Scholarships

Ed Lasky
Well this step should turbocharge Israel Apartheid weeks on college campuses across America:
IT sounds like parody, but it's not: Secretary of State Hill ary Clinton last week an nounced a four-year program of US scholarships and "opportunity grants" for "disadvantaged young Palestinians" to attend universities. What next? Mortgage-refinancing seminars for Somali warlords? Universal health-care for at-risk children of homeless (caveless?) al Qaeda refugees?

America may have voted last November for diplomacy over war, but Team Obama's taking this outreach thing a bit far.

Clinton's scholarships come on the heels of her promise for a $900 million cash-bath for Gaza, that terrorist haven by the sea ruled by militant Hamas.

OK, not all Palestinians are terrorists. But Israel's demise is a lot higher on many Palestinians' priority lists than truth-based secular education.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The step to provide college grants to foreign students, in general, might be a good idea. Exposing America to impressionable youth might lead to increased ties when the return to their homelands, assuming that follows their college years. Unfortunately, that has not been the case when Arab students attend college in America. All too often they engage in political behavior on college campuses that has nothing to do with taking advantage of college scholarships to learn but has everything to do with getting a free subsidy to propagandize on campus. Sometimes these students choose to use their education to become college professors in Middle East Studies. They then further politicize the classrooms in colleges across America.

Shouldn't we focus on reaching them when they are younger-even opening up well-monitored schools in their neighborhoods, including grade schools?

How much money will America keep spending; I thought we had an educational funding crisis in our own schools.

Public relations moves, such as this step by Hillary Clinton, are ephemeral.
Well this step should turbocharge Israel Apartheid weeks on college campuses across America:
IT sounds like parody, but it's not: Secretary of State Hill ary Clinton last week an nounced a four-year program of US scholarships and "opportunity grants" for "disadvantaged young Palestinians" to attend universities. What next? Mortgage-refinancing seminars for Somali warlords? Universal health-care for at-risk children of homeless (caveless?) al Qaeda refugees?

America may have voted last November for diplomacy over war, but Team Obama's taking this outreach thing a bit far.

Clinton's scholarships come on the heels of her promise for a $900 million cash-bath for Gaza, that terrorist haven by the sea ruled by militant Hamas.

OK, not all Palestinians are terrorists. But Israel's demise is a lot higher on many Palestinians' priority lists than truth-based secular education.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The step to provide college grants to foreign students, in general, might be a good idea. Exposing America to impressionable youth might lead to increased ties when the return to their homelands, assuming that follows their college years. Unfortunately, that has not been the case when Arab students attend college in America. All too often they engage in political behavior on college campuses that has nothing to do with taking advantage of college scholarships to learn but has everything to do with getting a free subsidy to propagandize on campus. Sometimes these students choose to use their education to become college professors in Middle East Studies. They then further politicize the classrooms in colleges across America.

Shouldn't we focus on reaching them when they are younger-even opening up well-monitored schools in their neighborhoods, including grade schools?

How much money will America keep spending; I thought we had an educational funding crisis in our own schools.

Public relations moves, such as this step by Hillary Clinton, are ephemeral.