Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day May 14, 2018

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Because it’s not 1933.

Because the Palestinians are not the Nazis.

Because we have not been here before.

Because this is new.

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Because you cannot shout about racism here but not there.

Because you cannot care about refugees here but not there.

Because discrimination at the Western Wall matters less than the Apartheid all around you.

Because an Israeli sniper’s bullet is a bigger problem than an antisemitic tweet.

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Because there’s no safety won by theft

Because there’s no security built on fear.

Because democracy for some is not democracy.

Because a nuclear armed ghetto does not normalise the Jewish condition.

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Because those we have dispossessed have not disappeared.

Because Palestinians are allowed to resist.

Because you cannot celebrate a catastrophe.

Because your Bar/Bat Mitzvah trees were planted to conceal a crime scene.

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Because our Jewish leaders have lost their way and cannot be trusted.

Because our relationship with the Palestinian people is the only relationship that matters.

Because the future of Jews and Judaism depends on this.

Because there’s only so long you can live in denial.

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

Because Moses said justice

Because Micah said justice

Because Isaiah said justice

Because if we are the oppressor, then why be Jewish at all?

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