As a young Jew, the news coming out of Israel makes me feel hopeless about ending the Occupation
So show your love for the stranger or foreigner, for you were foreigner in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:19)
The Muslim Times is promoting peace and secularism in every country of the world
Source: The Independent
My relationship with Israel began with the Rabin assassination, the second intifada and two wars in Gaza – all episodes of extreme aggression that were all underpinned by the dehumanisation of ‘the other’
Five decades of occupation is what led an Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria, to shoot an incapacitated Palestinian man lying on the ground in the head, with 67 per cent of the country now supporting a pardon for his conviction. It is 50 years of occupation that drives someone to take a knife and stab a person in the chest while they wait for their friends by the walls of Old City. It’s what leads to a truck being driven into a public bus stop killing four people. It is what causes a Palestinian woman to tell me she’s terrified of getting into a car accident in Jerusalem, in case the police think she’s a terrorist and shoot her on the spot in front of her children.