A Land for All

Source: The American Prospect
by Ariel Ron

“What’s happening in Israel-Palestine is an immense tragedy. We all know that thousands of defenseless civilians have been killed, the vast majority of them Gazans. Many more have been wounded and emotionally scarred. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes on both sides …. As if that weren’t enough, marauding settlers have killed many Palestinians in the West Bank and taken their lands. Israeli Arabs have been summarily arrested and fired from their jobs. Protests, and even banal forms of anti-war sentiment, have been put under pressure by police crackdowns. This threatens the real but precarious beachheads of coexistence that have been built in recent years. Yet the Israeli left is forced to tread lightly, pairing expressions of opposition to the war with demands to prioritize release of the hostages held by Hamas.” (11/17/23)