What is needed instead of shunning one another is to bridge the gap and transcend the us vs. them mentality. AOC should start there.
Israelis: Do not be deceived. We are like you. We want only a dignified life, and a future for ourselves and our children.
The road to Ramallah to make peace with Palestinians is far shorter than the path to Dubai or any other capital where Netanyahu can enjoy a photo op.
The longer we indulge in these bubbles the more we fuel and perpetuate the conflict and the more death and pain we bring on ourselves.
We cannot excuse what happened at the checkpoint, in which Ahmed was summarily executed while running away from the scene.
What is needed to build on these touching gestures is moving from the occasional easing of the blockade to the permanent revival of Gaza.
How can Iyad Hallaq’s elderly parents now carry such pain of their son’s coldhearted and merciless murder?
While Israel became a safe haven for our Jewish sisters and brothers, Palestinians were robbed not only of their rights but of their humanity too.
But though we grieve the loss of Ramadan’s delights, we remain obliged to carry out its virtues of self-cleansing, devotion, and solidarity.
To understand why something like campaigning for peace provokes so much hostility when it comes to Israel, we have to question the word’s meaning.