Monday, October 26, 2015

My letter to CSM RE "Can surveillance cameras ease the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?"

RE Can surveillance cameras ease the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Dear Editor,

Kudos to Jordan's king, who like his father and his mother, conscientiously makes it a priority to use diplomacy to advocate for freedom, justice and peace for the men, women and children of Palestine.

Extremists, religious fanatics, nay sayers and a large assortment of various propagandists, agent provocateurs, war mongers, and myopic pundits make it very hard to have a sensible conversation about Israel-Palestine.  Basic facts get obscured and lost.

The most basic basic fact is that Israel is sovereign, Palestine is not.  The next most relevant basic fact (and tragically for all) is that Israel's Jewish citizens and supporters continue to be brainwashed to believe that Israel's survival and well being depends on displacing and erasing the native non-Jewish population of historic Palestine.  

A fully secular, fully sovereign two state end to the Israel-Palestine conflict is the only way to prevent Palestine (both the dream and the reality) from being a series of prison camps, holding cells, and torture chambers for the native non-Jewish population: Sovereign nation state Israel must stop its discriminatory policies which have generated multiple long term and flagrant violations of international law and the Palestinians' human rights.

Far too many passionate fools on both sides would rather build a case to demonize and erase the "other" than empower golden rule thinking, the rule of fair and just laws, and true respect for 1948's Universal Declaration of Human Rights " Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world"

Anne Selden Annab
American homemaker & poet

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Article 1.
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