Trail of Tears in Palestine

You read this, and realize once again that the Israelis are doing largely what the settlers did to the native Americans in the United States a few hundred years ago: ethnic cleansing. Why my tax dollars must go to support this repeat of one of the tragedies of modern history is beyond me; that the world largely accepts it, condones it, watches it unfold, without doing much at all is incomprehensible.

Why is it that we are all so eager to scramble to offer any and all support when Haiti is struck by a disaster, while we do nothing to prevent a similarly tragic disaster — one that could have been stopped decades ago — from unfolding in slow motion before our very eyes? Think about it.

(Yeah, that’s my photo, taken in Jerusalem in 1994 while I worked as a stringer for the AP. More here)