Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Preferential treatment for anyone who is Jewish
A concise, but enlightening reminder of the racist overtones in Israel, especially regarding the right of return for Jews (and lack thereof for Palestinians). From Jewish American blogger Phil Weiss:
Palestinians can't move back to their homes in Israel.
Palestinians can't drive on Israeli (Jewish) roads in the Occupied Territories.
Palestinians without the right cards can't go into East Jerusalem.
Gazans are not being allowed to live in the West Bank.
Non-Jewish Israelis can't move to certain parts of the West Bank.
I can move to Israel or East Jerusalem or the West Bank tomorrow, no problemo.