Palestinian and Israeli leaders of the Jewish-Arab social movement Standing Together are building the basis for a shared future, and they have a message for the US left.
What occupation? Israel left Gaza in the early 2000s. And Egypt doesn't want an open border with Gaza either.
I'd love to see a two-state solution; but until Hamas stops using international largesse to build tunnels and weapons instead of homes and schools, and until they stop lobbing missiles into Israel, and until Palestinians stop cheering them on, I don't see that it'll happen.
Actually, until Oct. 7 when their vicious barbarism was in full display, Israel had kinda forgotten about Gaza. It must have felt nice for a while.
So good! Thank you for the reminder that we are all just human beings doing the best we can.
I read a book years ago called The Hour of Sunlight. It talked about seeds for peace which was very similar to stand together
I love it
Cicero said that governments rarely represent their people & it is SO true
Thank you for this
I love this so much! I think one of the best ways to help create conditions for peace with justice in Israel/Palestine is to support the Israeli Left. They are the ones who can change the Israeli government so that ending the occupation becomes politically possible. Thank you for this. I'm going to subscribe.
Thank you so much for sharing this. I was able to study in Jersualem, and live with Palestinian and Israeli familes during my time in college, 1999. A year before everything went down hill. It was hard to understand where we stood at that moment in history--the peace process had major cracks and seemed unfair and flawed. But there was still hope. The next year, Bush and Sharon are elected...
This is a positive development. Thanks for sharing this. We need to focus on common ground, which is our shared humanity.
@Micah, I continue to share your posts with activists who are looking for thoughtful and context-aware writing on this fraught topic. Thank you.
Thank you so very much for your crucial work.