- Jan 14, 2016
Just looking at the frantic efforts of one Israeli student on this forum, trying so hard to earn his 2,000 dollars a year from Hasbara so he has a little extra to eat and can keep his room a little warmer with heating oil in the Tel Aviv cold, I'm just wondering if this use of student desperation is not, in fact, abuse?
I think it's particularly sad that students are being paid to dehumanize other people and to celebrate brute state force - even when it's used on babies and invalids in wheelchairs. This is dehumanizing for the students themselves and can only have a detrimental effect on them in later life. In effect, these Hasbara students are being trained to be professional haters. If you look at the Hasbara website below, it shows its student employees as happy and outgoing young people. But, anyone reading their comments on websites like this will quickly understand that they are anything but happy young people. Their soft young minds are being molded into murderous and genocidal hatred.
Of course, this brings up the question of why Israeli students are so poor and desperate in the first place - given the colossal amount of money the Israeli state is being given by Germany and the USA. Sadly, the money is not being put to any good use, but rather to carry out a Holocaust on the Palestinians. Meanwhile, Holocaust Survivors in Israel live in poverty - as do Israeli students.
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