Dear Christians, let us never forget that the root of our faith is in Palestine, a real place that faces real suffering. Here is a glimpse of one family’s Gethsemane, and a call to stay awake.
Tags: ethnic cleansing
Al Araqeeb, a Palestinian Bedouin village inside Israel, fights valiantly against the ethnic cleansing program of Israel. It’s a battle for the record books, and it isn’t over yet.
News reports about Israeli actions in the Palestinian Territories January 4-6, 2021… Israeli forces shoot teenagers, abduct civilians, destroy property, etc
News reports about Israeli actions in the Palestinian Territories December 14-17, 2020… Israeli forces shoot teenagers, abduct civilians, destroy property, etc
Some Israeli actions in the Palestinian Territories November 1-5: abduct, injure and attack people, demolish homes of 74 people, including 41 children – reports from IMEMC…
The authorities turned a blind eye and thus encouraged the looting, despite all the denunciations, the pretense and a few ridiculous trials. The looting served a national purpose: to quickly complete the ethnic cleansing of most of the country of its Arabs, and to see to it that 700,000 refugees would never even imagine returning to their homes… A first-ever comprehensive study reveals the extent to which Jews looted Palestinian property during the War of Independence…
The hashtag #COVID1948 seeks to equate the current devastation resulting from the coronavirus with the catastrophe that occurred to the Palestinian people in 1948 at the hands of the Israelis. It is reportedly trending on social media and is in one sense an eloquent reminder of the wrongs committed against an entire people, to include a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing that bore fruit in 1948-9.
Marc Lamont Hill, in Nazareth 2014. screenshot from Vimeo video. As is often the case with proponents of justice for Palestinians, Marc Lamont Hill was watched closely by Israel partisans as he spoke before the UN last week. They took a phrase – one phrase – from the speech and threw the rest aside, hoping…
Israel’s takeover of Arab East Jerusalem has continued unabated since the 1967 war, but has grown more brazen since US President Trump’s decision to move the embassy. Evictions of Palestinians and appropriation of their homes by Israeli settlers is more frequent; Israeli police presence has grown more pervasive; Israel’s parliament is devising more new policies – and its supreme court is upholding them – to dispossess Palestinians. Meanwhile the PA is powerless to respond. It all adds up to ethnic cleansing.
The Forward courageously reminds American Jews of the Nakba, the slogans & symbols of the Jewish project that enabled mass expulsion & ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people – & the policies that enable it today. Their hope (and IAK’s) is that pro-Israel communities will honestly confront the facts & seek justice.