'I am ashamed that I saw injustice and never did anything about it,' Reinhold Hanning tells German courtroom.01:17 30.04.16 | 1 comments
I have a good idea how many violations there are. B'Tselem is full of them. I know that several were committed against my husband's family. I know that Israel gets away with it because it is protected the USA's UN veto, and stopping that process means having a meaningful dialogue in the US about the serious infarctions of the Occupation. I also know it is impossible to advocate for Palestinian rights in the US when this footage is constantly being shown here. It is being tied to attacks on the US. I dont want another dime of my tax money going to Israel so it can suppress Palestinians. But, I cant do anything when all Americans see are bombs flying at former victims of Western persecution. I am not near as stupid as you think I am. I advocate a different form of protest. Like those used at Billen. I also know that Palestinians are among the kindest, most welcoming people on the earth. That this does not show who the Palestinians I know are, but what Israel wants you to be.