Palestinians are nothing if not honest about their views and intentions. And they have no qualms extolling the "virtues" and mission of Adolf Hitler nor do they mask their desire to emulate him.
During a January 19 interview on Palestinian television network, Ma'an TV, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi declared that the fuhrer was "not morally corrupt," rather, he was "daring."
Even the interview moderator seemed disturbed by Tirawi's revelation, or at least feared it could land them both behind bars, and swiftly changed the subject. Palestinian Media Watch, however, was able to capture the interview segment and provide the video clip and translation featured here:
Fatah Central Committee Member Tawfiq Tirawi: "There is a difference between an officer's discipline and loyalty to a leader. The leader could be morally corrupt."
Ma'an host: "And how would you know?"
Tawfiq Tirawi: "You have to know. Is there anyone who does not know his leader?"
Ma'an host: "The German people did not know that Hitler was morally corrupt."
Tawfiq Tirawi: "He was not morally corrupt."
Ma'an host: "The French think that de Gaulle was half a prophet. Churchill, I don't know what his story was, but people see him as one of the most important statesmen."
Tawfiq Tirawi: "Let us talk logically. Hitler was not morally corrupt. He was daring."
Ma'an host: "Is that the way to talk? I say: Let's drink some tea and take a break. It would be a pity to be put in jail because of this interview. We will drink tea and take a break. Let's leave Hitler."
What many, particularly liberals, fail to understand is that in order to achieve a "two state solution" Israel requires a genuine partner in peace. When members of the Palestinian political leadership, not just ordinary citizens, celebrate terrorists and seek to emulate Adolf Hitler, the mere idea of peace is a nonstarter.