Posts Tagged ‘Massacre’

By Ronnie Kasrils, The Electronic Intifada, 8 April 2008

As a 10-year-old growing up in Johannesburg, I celebrated
Israel’s birth, 60 years ago. I unquestionably accepted
the dramatic accounts of so-called self-defensive actions
against Arab violence, to secure the Jewish state. The
type of indoctrination South African cartoonist Zapiro so
bitingly exposes in his work, raising the hackles of
scribes such as David Saks of the South African Jewish
Board of Deputies. When I became involved in our
liberation struggle, I became aware of the similarities
with the Palestinian cause in the dispossession of land
and birthright by expansionist settler occupation. I came
to see that the racial and colonial character of the two
conflicts provided greater comparisons than with any other
struggle. When Nelson Mandela stated that we know as South
Africans “that our freedom is incomplete without the
freedom of the Palestinians,” [1] he was not simply
talking to our Muslim community, who can be expected to
directly empathize, but to all South Africans precisely
because of our experience of racial and colonial
subjugation, and because we well understand the value of
international solidarity.
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Reklamlar

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Watch and read about Sabra Shatila massacre

Haber Odasi

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