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What's Happening in These Pictures?

What's Happening in These Pictures?

What? You don't recognize Assud the bunny? Well, it could be because he's the brand new host of the Gaza Strip children's morning show, Tomorrow's Pioneers.

Assud the bunny is the third character to appear on the show after his predecessor, Farfour, the Mickey Mouse lookalike was shown being beaten to death by Israeli soldiers. The encounter was decried by the Israeli community as inciting hatred among children.

Farfour was followed shortly after by Nahul the bee. Nahul was shown being killed after less than a week, in a skit that showed an Israeli siege that prevented him from receiving medical attention.

Assud doesn't appear to be less political — in his debut he said, "I, Assud, will finish off the Jews and eat them." The political commentary of these children's shows is intense — certainly not as lighthearted as SpongeBob SquarePants.

Do you think these types of shows teach political intolerance?


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Advah Advah 9 years
This is really sick.
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
I saw that too tresjolie - yea, both sides do it, and it's both WRONG.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
This is exactly the kind of hateful indoctrination that perpetuates the cycle of violence in the Middle East on and on and on. If children were not taught to hate, there might be more of a chance of peace.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Hello, Dystopia.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
I saw a similar version from Israel, I think it was on the Daily Show. Both sides in the Middle East are teaching the kids to hate and that violence is good if it is for your country and cause. Very disturbing.
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 9 years
Oh my FSM. At least the bunny is anything but cute. Seriously.
peepshow peepshow 9 years
(This is wrong on all levels.)
peepshow peepshow 9 years
Rabbits are herbivores. Wrong on all levels.
juju4 juju4 9 years
This is just awful. It's sad because those poor children don't even have a chance to have an open mind...they just aren't taught any better.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Yea and the USA is the bad guy around the least we dont show Barney getting killed by the taliban to make the kids hate Osama bin Laden.
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
I don't know what's scarier- the message this show is teaching children, or the visual image of a giant pink bunny eating people.
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
Personally, I think this is horrible. It definitely teaches political intolerance. Not to mention hate. How can there be any hope for peace if such hatred and intolerance is indoctrinated from childhood?
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
My favorite is when Assud the rabbit and Hussein the dessert gopher argue with each other: "It's Jew hunting season!" "No, it's Christian hunting season!" Classic!
lcterp lcterp 9 years
Definitely. I think that when kids are exposed to these type of messages so young it will always be stuck in the back of their minds. As they get older they will learn there are other points of view but those first thoughts could perhaps always be engraved in their mind.
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