Avi Schwartz

Perhaps the Palestinians are descendants of the Canaanites

Canaanites: The Dubious Historical Lineage of Hamas: Celebrating Violence, Echoes of Ancient Brutalities

In recent years, especially since the Massacre of October 7th, ‘Free Palestine’ protesters have justified themselves and taken pride as the “true owners” of the land or encouraging the “true owners”, claiming that they are not only supporting the Palestinians but are also supporting the direct descendants of the indigenous Canaanites.

Do they realize what they are saying, what they are advocating, and what they are boasting about?

The boasting about Canaanite ancestry should not bring honor but horror and shame, since their culture was steeped in child sacrifice and brutality. Palestinians laud the sacrifice of their children for religious and political purposes. When violence, such as suicide attacks on civilians, is encouraged and celebrated, it recalls Canaanite culture—where the loss of young life is not just tolerated but glorified. The pride taken in being a Canaanite represents a brutal continuation of sacrificing the young for ideological or religious causes.

Hence, anyone who prides themselves on being called a Canaanite is also priding themselves on the mass graves of murdered children and on reviving its twisted legacy.

The Canaanites, known for their child sacrifices to gods like Molech, seemingly set a precedent that Hamas appears all too eager to follow, at least metaphorically. The connection isn’t just historical; it’s practically ideological, or so the narrative goes.

The Ancient Template of Child Abuse, Sacrifice, and Murder Revived

Canaanite civilization, with its penchant for offering up the youth on the altars of their deities, surely wouldn’t have imagined their legacy would be unknowingly or knowingly claimed by a 21st-century political entity. Yet here we are. Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority (PA), with its “Pay for Slay” program, which financially supports Palestinians and their families if they are wounded, imprisoned, or killed while carrying out acts of violence against Israel, channels a similar ethos—sacrificing the futures of young Palestinians on the altar of conflict. If the ancient Canaanites had a public relations wing, they’d probably be taking notes.

Modern-Day Molech: Payments for Martyrdom

It’s almost as if Hamas and these terrorist groups looked back through history books (or perhaps ancient economic guides), noted the Canaanite practice of child sacrifice, and thought, “Let’s adapt that for modern times.” Enter the martyr payments—financial rewards given to families of those who commit acts of terrorism, including suicide bombings. If that’s not an incentive program for violence, what is? It’s a direct deposit into the bank of perpetual conflict, with a bonus plan for escalating violence.

Educational Curriculum or Militant Training?

The educational systems in Hamas-controlled areas do more than just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They also include a hefty dose of ideological indoctrination, glorifying martyrdom as the highest achievement. Instead of promoting careers in medicine, engineering, or law, young people are taught that the best thing they can do is to die for the cause. It’s a twisted form of career advice, really, with a guaranteed end.

The Impact on Children: A Tragic Consequence of Conflict

Supporting Hamas, for some, is seen as an act of resistance against perceived injustices or occupation. However, for others, particularly those with a commitment to justice, morality, peace, and the well-being of innocents, especially children, it raises serious ethical questions. Endorsing a group involved in violent acts, including those that affect children, indirectly contributes to environments where children may be exposed to violence, undergo militant indoctrination, and potentially suffer from severe psychological and physical harm.

The Path Not Taken: Valuing Life and Pursuing Peace

If there was a collective rejection of ideologies that justify violence, perhaps inspired by a rejection of ancient practices like those of the Canaanites, the path to peace would be more attainable.

The youth of the world is being indoctrinated with Canaanite philosophy. They scream genocide, accusing Israel, without realizing they have been manipulated by a movement that prides itself as the Canaanite—a culture steeped in child sacrifice and abuse. They are aligning themselves with a savage, barbaric culture that even the ancient world detested. What was once the ‘Canaanite Parents’ has transformed into the ‘Hamas and PA Parents.’

Echoing Golda Meir’s memorable words, ‘Peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us,’ I’d like to reframe this idea: Peace will truly arrive when Palestinians cherish their living children for the sake of Allah more than they glorify those who have been killed while attempting to murder others.

About the Author
Rabbi Avi Schwartz is an individual who has made contributions in various fields. He is the son of Motke Eish HaGarzen, also known as Motke the Axeman, a legendary figure in the Palmach. Motke Eish HaGarzen led a group of 21 Palmach Warriors who successfully conquered Har Tzion (Mount Zion), rescuing 1,700 Jewish men, women, and children from the Jordanian onslaught in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Rabbi Schwartz himself is a Black Hat Rabbi and activist, dedicated to upholding Jewish traditions and values. Alongside his religious pursuits, he has also found success as a filmmaker and writer, with his works featured on platforms such as Red Coral Universe Apple TV, Tubi of Fox Corporation, and Netflix. Notably, Rabbi Schwartz's movie "The Quest" has received high praise from none other than Pat Boone, a Music and Hollywood Icon. Boone, known for his illustrious career as a singer, actor, and television personality, has publicly commended Rabbi Schwartz's film, acknowledging its quality and significance. This endorsement from Pat Boone further solidifies the impact and recognition of Rabbi Schwartz's work within the entertainment industry. Beyond his artistic endeavors, Rabbi Schwartz has been at the forefront of the battle against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He has developed two groundbreaking apps, "Fight BDS" and "BDS Myth Busters," aimed at countering BDS propaganda and raising awareness about the realities of the movement. The notable Hollywood icon and anti-BDS activist, Roseanne Barr, sponsors the app "BDS Myth Busters." Additionally, Rabbi Schwartz holds the position of Vice President of Digital Marketing and serves as the Director of Energycite, a revolutionary technology in energy conservation. His involvement in this field highlights his commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Furthermore, Rabbi Schwartz has established the Torah Teen Palmach Center, a transformative initiative that trains teenagers to become future leaders in the spirit of the Palmach. Through this center, he imparts invaluable leadership skills and instills the values of courage, determination, and resilience in the next generation.