Friday, March 15, 2019
PALESTINIANS DO EXIST
I read with interest Wednesday’s AJC DIGGING DEEPER article, “Mideast Conflict Flares up in Fulton School over Map,” with the subtitle, “Display Seems to Show Palestine Before Israel.” The article was condemned as “a slight to Israel.” In other words, to simply acknowledge the existence of Palestinians raises sticky questions. The school Principal immediately apologized in spite of the fact that some of his students were Palestinian-Americans.
Fifty years ago, Golda Meir said:
It was not as though there was a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country. They did not Exist.[i]
Which is exactly what they did and Israel has been singing her song ever since. However, the Palestinians are still there in spite of illegal settlements in the West Bank and the cruel occupation of Gaza.
March 15, 2019