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from NYT: Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s allies urged him to remain silent about the Vietnam War, but he could not, so compelling was the tragedy. When he courageously spoke out, he was vilified for opposing the widespread pro-war sentiment.

Today we recognize MLK as a visionary. It’s risky to go against the tide, but our integrity must override our fear of rejection.

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Marc Lamont Hill’s “anti-Semitism” is a distraction

By Kathryn Shihadah

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.

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