Monday, March 11, 2013

It is long since time for truth & justice in Palestine

This is a photo of Palestinian protestors running from Israeli soldiers with tear gas, truncheons, bulldozers & tanks defending Zionist settlers/invaders in Kafr Qaddum, West Bank. The story of Kafr Qaddum has been repeated in hundreds of Palestinian communities in the West Bank for the past 65 years: expropriation of Palestinian lands by colonial settlers from Milwaukee, USA to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rebellion to injustice is an intergenerational thing; unfortunately, so is racist colonialism.

It is beyond imagination that generations of Palestinians have sustained rebellion to such injustice; it is repugnant that generations of Zionists have been reared & corrupted in such racism & misanthropy. And doesn’t it resonate with the white supremacist colonialism &/or occupation of the US, Australia, & and so many other countries!?

Cynics & ideologues of Zionism claim the conflict between Palestinians & Jews is too intransigent for resolution & necessitates a separate, apartheid, “Jewish” state. Let’s cut the crap! Let’s draw on human history! The only thing that separates Palestinians from Jews is Zionism--a repugnant, right-wing, racist & colonial ideology that promotes Jewish isolationism & religious & ethnic superiority over human solidarity, fraternity & sorority.

Justice for Palestinians means ending the tyranny of human hatred initiated by Zionism (& it’s malignant benefactor--US imperialism). Palestinian & Israeli visionaries have long fought for a unified democratic, secular state incorporating Jews & Palestinians as brothers & sisters. There is nothing intransigent or impossible about this political perspective. It is the imperative, the sine qua non of progress & justice. If we want to facilitate this political process, it begins with demanding “No US aid to Israel,” with boycotting all Israeli products (barcode beginning 729), & with doing our best to get the truth out & answer the media lies about Israel & Palestine.

(Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/ATF/Getty Image)

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