Published on Mondoweiss, January 17, 2018 GAZA An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom Norman Finkelstein 440 pp. University of California Press. $34.95. After the 2012 war, I told my Gazan team that we needed a new word. ‘War’ was a goal-oriented pursuit, tempered by mortal...
Image: UNRWA food distribution to shelters, Gaza City, July 2014. Property Marilyn Garson Nikki Haley has threatened to abandon American commitments to UNRWA, the agency serving registered Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and...
I am a Jew, proud to have lived and worked 2011 – 2015 in Gaza. Living behind the walls and beneath the bombs, Gazans transformed my understanding of justice.
I want to add adjectives to our understanding of Gaza: young, ambitious, educated, loving and audaciously human.
I frame the conversation in the language of human rights, legal accountabilities, and international solutions.
Those frameworks equalize us.
Politics has failed. Violence fails. The Occupation secures no one. The bombardments deter no one. We, people, are what’s left – and I want us to act. We can change the cost of the status quo, and raise the rewards of solution.
Gaza needs freedom, justice, and protection in the meantime.