Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I have seen the settlers whining and crying and frankly I am glad to see them finally forced out. This whole given by god thing just doesn't wash with me... Isaelis do ok with the land the have and hardly need the extra tiny bit on the Gaza strip.
Palestinians are truly a screwed up people. They are oppressed by the Israelis who they rely on for jobs as well as basic utilities. Meanwhile the rest of the Arab world uses them as pawns to fight Israel, these poor people can't win. Here finally, is a chance to try and make a go with a land they can call their own and still there is whining and gnashing of teeth. Out of all the people in the world to know suffering and oppression you would think Jewish people would get it the most. Their yearning for a homeland, a place free from oppression, is something that most of us can understand and sympathise with. Don't they get the need that we all have to choose the course of our own lives?
My hope is that this should be a time of reflection from both sides of this conflict. Too many innocent lives have been lost. Now is a time for two states to begin to live side by side. I think I am just dreaming....
San Nakji for President!