No real peace without end to Palestinian incitement, Ya’alon says

( Peace agreements between Israel and the Palestinians could be signed on paper, but as long as the Palestinians still educate their youth to hate Israelis, the peace “will blow up in our faces,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon said Monday.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon. Credit: Reuven Kapuscinski.

“The crux of the matter is education in the Palestinian Authority, and if I open a PA textbook and see that Israel doesn’t appear on the map, or that Tel Aviv is designated as a settlement, and when a 3-year-old boy is brought up to admire suicide bombers—you can sign any agreement and in the end it will blow up in your face,” Ya’alon said during a security assessment briefing at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, his first such briefing as defense minister, Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on June 3, 2013 .