The Palestinians Who Inspired Me on Memorial Day

Those who can understand the suffering of the other without marginalizing their own pain should be an inspiration to all; while Memorial Day and Independence Day are important for cementing our communal sense of belonging, Israel must spend the rest of the year hearing the narrative of the other.

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On Memorial Day, thousands of Israelis attended the annual “alternative ceremony” organized by Combatants for Peace. Of the 109 Palestinians from the West Bank who applied to attend, only 44 were issued the...