33704, RE: going to israel in few days..|
Posted by chongoman, Fri Jan-25-08 09:45 PM
Enjoy the trip Queen, but don't think you alone can change the decades of suffering that has taken place in Palestine. I do hope that you find the time to observe the everyday injustices inflicted upon the Palestinian people, conditions that violate every sense of humanity. I hope that your experience will fill your soul with a profound solidarity for the suffering and that your art will continue to reflect the beautiful struggle for justice and self-determination.
Don't listen to the propaganda that suggests that the Palestine-Israeli conflict should be approached by listening to both sides. The Palestinian children of Khan Yunis and millions of others living out their lives in some of the world's worst refugee camps don't have time for such meaningless exercises.
It is my hope that more artists will wake up and recognize that the Palestinian people must have justice. Art can make a difference! Like my man Peter Tosh in Equal Rights proclaimed, "everyone is cryin' out for peace.... none is cryin' out for justice..." ya'll know the rest.
A quick read (The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict)published by Jews for Justice is all one needs to recognize right and wrong. http://www.cactus48.com/truth.html
Hasta La Victoria Siempre! ...and safe travels...