Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My letter to the NYTimes RE Thomas Friedman Telling Mideast Negotiators, ‘Have a Nice Life’

RE Thomas Friedman Telling Mideast Negotiators, ‘Have a Nice Life’

Dear Editor,

Stop and think: In calling for negotiations to end the Israel-Palestine conflict do we really want to fight for a sovereign modern nation state's "right" to persecute, impoverish, destroy and displace targeted indigenous others?  

Israel's "Jewishness" is a comfortable and familiar fantasy for many people, but that fantasy has a dark side with horrifying ramifications including the myopic inclination to shape conversations as well as peace processes that hand a heavily armed Jews-preferred Israel more time and more ways to harass and further impoverish more Palestinian individuals, demolish more Palestinians homes, and usurp more Palestine land.

Sovereign nation state Israel's long term and flagrant rejection of international law and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights when it pertains to Palestinian men, women and children predates and heavily influences today's Israel-Palestine conflict.  Obfuscations of that basic fact mislead many people into failing to see what is really going on- what is hiding in plain sight:  Israel can and should immediately vacate all its Jewish-only settlements in the illegally occupied territories.

There is little Israeli support for vacating Israel's Jewish-only settlement projects in the illegally occupied territories because Israel generously subsidizes its Jewish citizen settlers, providing them with affordable housing on usurped Palestinian land, where individual Israelis are lured into foolishly investing their earnings, savings, and excuses into further entrenching Jews-preferred Israel's divisive and discriminatory policies. 

Modern man made Israel is called "The Jewish State" and Israel does constantly empower its preferred religious scholars and schemes with taxpayers' money, but is Israel really Jewish?   What about all the many native non-Jewish people and the intentional systemic Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes and villages? What about the Palestinian refugee crisis- the forced exile, continued impoverishment, persecution and displacement of Palestinians both in what is called Israel proper, as well as all through out the West Bank and Gaza?

Anne Selden Annab


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Unclench your fist... Live by the Golden Rule...

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Words to Honor: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 1.
    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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