What pathologies spawn a death cult like this?

Folks, have you ever asked yourselves about the psychology of the Islamo-Fascist or the psychology of the self-loathing Jew? For example, why did the Palestinians utilize a democratic experiment to elect Islamo-Fascists? or, why are Israeli leftists using the occasion to paint the new rulers of palestinians as forces of social justice? or, what pathologies spawn a death cult like this? or, why have many on the Israeli Left [Smooth: and American Left, I might add] have taken the occasion of the Hamas victory to paint Hamas — which has vowed to exterminate Jews — as some kind of social justice party that is concerned with peace and the common welfare?

Jamie Glazov, the excellent featured interviewer at Front Page Magazine has, and he asked a distinguished panel of guests to discuss these and other questions.

The guests featured are Kenneth Levin, a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Princeton-trained historian, and a commentator on Israeli politics. He is the author of the new book The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege.

David Keyes, who assisted a former Israeli ambassador to the U.N. and specialized on terrorism at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He recently returned from the Middle East where he co-authored academic papers with the former U.N. ambassador and the former head of Israeli military intelligence research and assessment. His latest paper, entitled “Al-Qaeda Infiltration of Gaza: A Post-Disengagement Assessment” was published by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


David Gutmann, Emeritus professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at North-Western university Medical School, in Chicago. As a clinician, he has practiced and taught intensive psychotherapy. As a researcher, he has conducted psychological studies of the Galilean and the Golan Heights Druse, as well as the Bedouin of the Negev and Sinai deserts.

Read the fascinating discussion with these experts, here: FrontPage magazine.com :: Symposium: The Fall of Palestine by Jamie Glazov.

Do not feel bad for “palestinians” folks. We must all remember that in ’47 and ’48 the palestinian leadership chose war instead of the state that the UN offered them in a partitioned Palestine. Their motives in going to war against the Jews were murderous, *not* self-destructive: they had every reason to believe that they would win a war of extermination against a relative handful of under-armed Jews – the same “Children of Death” who had gone unresistingly to the gas chambers.

And for this cruelty, palestinians and their Arab accomplices can and should not be forgiven.

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