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    • terry
    • 05.09.05 | 09:37 (IDT)

    No, Ronit, I haven't been brainwashed by Adam Shapiro or anyone else. Actually Adam hasn't been inside illegally occupied Palestine for nearly three years. Israel doesn't admit anyone who cares about justice for Palestinians. My knowledge of Israel's brutal occupation comes from my personal experience inside Palestine. I have seen what Israel does every day, and as a human being I am outraged. If I were Jewish I would be ashamed that Israel commits such egregious crimes in my name. I just attended a Women in Black international conference in Jerusalem, joined by 750 wonderful women from 44 countries including Israel. I have been to Palestine many times, but this time, accompanied by Israeli Jewish women, I learned how different it is for Jews in Palestine. No checkpoints for us, no roadblocks on dirt roads, no bullets or tear gas fired at us just for existing. Instead we sped along jew-only highways, drove unhindered through the monstrosity that is Ariel, visited a family in Marda whose home is surrounded by an apartheid wall because it is too close to an illegal Jewish settlement that was built hundreds of years after the Palestinian home. Any Israeli soldier who serves inside occupied Palestine is complicit in Israel's crimes against humanity. As written at Nuremburg, "just following orders" is not an acceptable excuse.

    from the article: From dust to dust
    First published 00:00 04.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 04.09.05
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