Monday, January 14, 2013

Providing Justice for All

To the editor:

Courageous Israeli soldiers are telling the truth about official military policies intended to intimidate and terrorize Palestinian civilians. Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter speak the truth about Israeli apartheid, segregated roads, and violence against Palestinians. International human rights agencies speak the truth about the ongoing food, medical, water, and electricity shortages resulting from Israel's inhumane blockade of Gaza. Even the US government speaks the truth about the damage resulting from Israel's construction of illegal settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Some supporters of Israel do not like to hear these truths. I would humbly suggest that Israel's supporters pressure Israel to stop building illegal settlements for thousands of settlers, treat all Israelis and Palestinians equally, and make provisions for the return of farms and land stolen from Palestinian families. All of the whitewashing, spinning, and propaganda from the Israeli lobby and groups like AIPAC will not change the truth about official Israeli policy and behavior. Only the Israeli government is in a position to stop the illegal settlements, treat all Palestinians and Israelis equally, and make arrangements for Palestinians to return to land and farms that were confiscated from them. Ultimately, the truth will set Israel free. For Israel to live in peace with all, it needs to provide justice for all.

Eli Kassirer

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