Just got my copy of “Recovering Nonviolent History.” I instantly turned to the chapter about Palestine and one of the first things the chapter pointed out was how Palestinian women were at the forefront of the nonviolent struggle against Zionism.
Between December 1987 and March 1988 Palestinian women held more than 100 demonstrations against the Israeli occupation.
Every generation is judged by an issue. Our generation will be judged by Palestine…!!
Has anyone else noticed that Israel’s narrative is morally perfect? Have not thought about it huh? Do not worry about that I can give you a quick run down:
After struggling for two thousand years in exile the Jewish people finally returning to their homeland to find a state of their own. Israel extends its hand to the Arab people in Palestine but they rebuffed the Jewish people by deciding to leave the new state. Israel begs them not to go but to stay and live peacefully with the Jewish people but no the Arabs choose to leave. This then is followed by a massive invasion by several Arab armies that the new state miraculously defeats just like David defeated Goliath. Thus absolving Israel of 1948 which includes the creation of the Palestinian refugee crisis.
This narrative has continued to this today. Take the recent events that have unfolded in Gaza. Israel did not want to bomb Gaza but it had to respond to Hamas’s madness. Israel did not want to kill civilians but Hamas hides behind them. Israel wanted a ceasefire but Hamas refused. Israel was saddened by the suffering of Gaza and so it decided on a humanitarian truce.
This story is very romantic and people can not help but want to believe it and many do.However, it is only a pretty story and nothing more..!!
In 1949 Israel introduced the “Heroine Mother” award. It was awarded to women who had given birth to ten children. Ten years later in 1959 the award was discontinued when Israel realized that most of the women claiming the award were Palestinian and not Jewish…!!
The American Media needs to learn that it can not take Israeli statements as fact. We need to start with the observable facts and go from there.!
— Haidar Eid
The only peace Israel has ever wanted were pieces of land….!