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    • Reina
    • 18.10.09 | 11:12 (IST)

    I understand the logic of your argument, and if I were from A place like Texas, it would probably make sense to me too. But I'm not from Texas, Im from Jaffa. We still have the British mandate and Ottoman Empire deeds to the orange grove my grandfather was born in. A piece of land that belonged to my family for hundreds of years. It located on a cliff, off the main highway that connects 'old' Jaffa to 'new' Tel Aviv, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Across the street is an ancient (actually ancient, church - we're christian Palestinian btw). My grandfather died in Jordan dreaming of his home, believing he would one day be allowed to return. I am Western educated, my culture is more N. American than Arab, and yet, I can almost guarantee I will marry another Palestinian, because there is a land and a culture so deeply ingrained in me, I cannot ever give it up. So far the only non-Arabs I have met that truly understand and relate are the Greek Cypriots...

    from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 04:32 15.10.09
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