Jonathan's AAtW US speaking tour: Nov. 2005 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eileen Fleming
    • 29.12.10 | 15:44 (IST)

    He said: “Although Israel marketed the Wall as a security barrier, logic suggests such a barrier would be as short and straight as possible. Instead, it snakes deep inside the West Bank, resulting in a route that is twice as long as the Green Line, the internationally recognized border. Israel chose the Wall’s path in order to dispossess Palestinians of the maximum land and water, to preserve as many Israeli settlements as possible, and to unilaterally determine a border. “In order to build the Wall Israel is uprooting tens of thousands of ancient olive trees that for many Palestinians are also the last resource to provide food for their children. The Palestinian aspiration for an independent state is also threatened by the Wall, as it isolates villages from their mother cities and divides the West Bank into disconnected cantons [bantusans/ghettos]. The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem conservatively estimates that 500,000 Palestinians are negatively impacted by the Wall. “We believe that, as with Apartheid South Africa, Americans have a vital role to play in ending Israeli occupation - by divesting from companies that support Israeli occupation, boycotting Israeli products, coming to Palestine as witnesses, or standing with Palestinians in nonviolent resistance." Jonathan inspired me to stand up in Bilin 4 times- so far! http://wearewideawake.org/

    from the article: How much public influence does a pro-Palestinian Israeli have?
    First published 02:10 29.12.10 | Last updated 02:10 29.12.10
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