Last week the media was busy with the rape of a seven year old ultra orthodox girl and a smear campaign of her school’s Palestinian maintenance man in who was accused of the rape.
The Palestinian man ,a resident of the Palestinian territories, was media centerfold ;his photo and name were all over the news…in sharp contrast to an Israeli elementary teacher who chose to lock the classroom expose his private parts to FIRST grade girls and tell them to touch his private parts as part of his “lesson” in a religious school in central Israel whose identity was kept secret and respected.
Then the Ethiopian community in Israel blocked roads and burned down a private car and attacked him Ethiopians and THAT made headlines and this week the lawyer of a kindergarten teacher -without any qualifications -accused the media of trying to divert the public’s attention from the reports of the riots that were triggered by the Ethiopian youth shot to death by an off duty police officer in the North
The cruel details of the kindergarten teacher UNFORTUNATELY were only an extreme case of violence that is present in Israeli society on many levels .
Having lived in the German part of Switzerland I had prefered to send my children to an ultra orthodox chabad preschool .One son came home when he was two and a half telling me his teacher had slapped him.
For years my son had recalled the slap every time we passed the kindergarten central location , that also caused me to keep him home where he and i enjoyed shopping together at the supermarket and i waited till he was old enough to enter kindergarden where once again trouble brewed as an unprofessional ultra orthodox kindergarten teacher at the local mainstream Zurich jewish community forced him to sit and draw and did not being into consideration that the head of a Jewish child is attached to his body that needs to run around like every healthy child .
As an attempt to repair the past abd since the Jewish community in Zurich were colder than the north pole towards us,my son had a bar mitzva ceremony with the same ultra orthodox stream as the one who had hired the slapping kindergarten teacher .
The Swiss ,by the way,allow violence in school unofficially and we did encounter it again and again so the Jewish community school system was the lesser evil .
As a person who spent THREE years in Boston exploring my creativity working in various private kindergartens I wrote a thesis on creativity but sadly it is destruction that seems to be the theme in many so called education system .
A graffiti writing on the wall somewhere in Zurich,Switzerland declared that “the only good system is a sound system ”
While I am a self declared nonconformist i conclude that the recent exposure of violence towards babies and toddlers are not random acts of evil but sadly a result of a society that allows violence and disrespects the individual and has no values of compassiom towards helpless beings like babies toddlers kittens puppies .
Dogs and cats are routinely abused and tortured throughout the middle east and the world but this region of constant political and religious conflicts excels in cruelty towards the vulnerable of society .
Switzerland too had its share of cruelty in nursing homes however the school system’s violent teachers are protected by laws and their deeds swept under the carpet .
Cruelty towards vulnerable being make headlines throughout the USA;domestic violence murder and illegal underaged immigrants ,and in Europe the children are still beaten as part of the European education of repression .
Here in Israel the violence towards infants and toddlers and animals comes from frustration and the lack of law and order .
The Israeli court system is notorious for leniency towards domestic violence and long waiting list for court date as well as overpaid lawyers’s fees which makes the wheels of justice turn rarely in favor of the vulnerable victims of violence .
The social workers in Israel are overworked underpaid and ineffective like their colleagues around the world.
The Swiss use violence as a way to cultivate their great faith in order no matter what the price ,so hitting children is considered a minor problem compared to the break down of the sacred rules of behavior and the motto that children ought to be seen and not heard .
The Israelis’ break down of law and order allows violence, but the root cause of both the Swiss and Israeli ‘s tolerance of violence towards children stem from the same spot cause of a priority list where vulnerable beings who dont make a profit are at the very bottom of the list .
Who cares if a kitten or child is violated by force of an adult human being ,even one employed to guard their safety ?
Young children ,dogs ,cats and the elderly are viewed as a financial burden by the cruel capitalism that dictates how to treat others and so don’t expect anything to change any time soon ,not as long as money matters more than souls and vulnerability is viewed ad a disadvantage in the financially
competitive jungle near you .