Ever get the feeling that your news source is recycling the same stories over and over?
“This is a moment in which every one of us, every individual, must relieve himself from all the otherness, and wear just the robe of humanity. We need to live the human values.”–Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
I just got punked the other day on Twitter—had posts removed from a thread that made me look like I had no answers to some questions—by This Is Palestine (a satire of Palestinian nationalism), and there was a hard dig against J Street on Facebook by Ron Mossad that I’d like to re-visit. Meanwhile, let me re-post, once again, this video from the 2011 J Street conference.
This is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, whose daughters and niece were killed in his home during an Israeli military operation against Gaza in response to rocket attacks.
Despite the bitterness of his loss, Dr. Abuelaish has chosen to be an outspoken advocate for peace and coexistence.
I was at this event and I am still digesting the impact of his words.—Buzz Fugazi