The Importance of Being Earnest
It Goes Both Ways
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously called on [Palestinians|Israelis] to end incitement against [Israel|Palestine].
The non-binding resolution passed Thursday after a hearing on [Palestinian|Israeli] incitement says "the [Palestinian|Israeli] leadership has not fully lived up to its prior agreements with [Israel|Palestine] to end incitement and should do more to prepare the [Palestinian|Israeli] people for peace with [Israel|Palestine]."
It "urges [President Mahmoud Abbas|Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] and [Palestinian|Israeli] officials to discontinue all official incitement and exert influence to discourage anti-[Israel|Palestine] and anti-[Semitic|Palestinian] incitement in [Palestinian|Israeli] civil society."
"This wave of violence isn't some random flare-up," said Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the top Democrat on the committee, at the hearing, "It's the product of years and years of anti-[Israel|Palestine] propaganda and indoctrination -- some of which has been actively promoted by [Palestinian|Israeli] officials and institutions."
With tensions rising in [Israel|Palestine], and a spate of deadly [Palestinian|Israeli] attacks on [Israelis|Palestians], each side has accused the other's leaders of spurring incitement.