Just a quick post with a couple of examples of the huge mountain of propaganda and racism that stands between the people of Israel and Palestine and a peaceful co-existence.
- The first example is a story recently published in Israel’s oldest daily newspaper. It describes how Israelis (who are occupying Palestinian land) have persuaded the army to prevent Palestinians (with legal work permits) to board the same buses as them and there are plans for the Palestinians to be provided with separate buses. This should really set alarm bells ringing – have we seen segregation on public transport anywhere before? See the report here.
- The second example is a shocking report by an Israeli organisation that observe the messages that Palestinian children receive from their media. Palestinian Media Watch report that during the 8 day conflict Hamas broadcast disturbing ideological messages to the people of Gaza, the tamest of which is ‘Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.’ If you’re interested in the full report click here.
There’s a long way to go to genuine peace and genuine justice…..