As is often the case with proponents of justice for Palestinians, Marc Lamont Hill was watched closely by Israel partisans as he spoke before the UN last week. They took a phrase – one phrase – from the speech and threw the rest aside, hoping the world would do likewise. Ever since, we’ve been herded toward the anti-Semitism charge and away from any reflection on the actual issue.
CONTEXT is often missing from conversations about the history of Palestine-Israel. Winston Churchill famously said, "History is written by the victors." But the defeated still keep records of their past.
I pledge solidarity with you, my sister and brother. I will watch out for you as you watch out for me. I will strive with you for equality, justice, and peace. I will stand with you against hate and violence. (from Unity in Diversity pledge)
Palestinian refugees not only live with poverty, instability, and often war - they are vilified and threatened. This piece by Sara Roy, 2nd generation Holocaust survivor and Harvard Research Scholar, addresses the question of Palestinian refugee status with authority.
After effective occupation of territory, members of the territory’s armed forces who have not surrendered, organized resistance movements and genuine national liberation movements may resist the occupation.