Rather, our struggle is against a racist, messianic and colonialist ideology that advocates the expulsion and banishment of the natives (Palestinians among them) so that there will be room for occupiers and settlers (Israelis)…
The goal of Palestinian citizens is not to be law-abiding Israelis. Their struggle is aimed at turning the country in which they live into a democratic state, and for all Palestinians to become free people with equal rights. Israel’s racist laws, designed to maintain Jewish supremacy, are presented to the world under the nonsense banner of “Jewish and democratic” in order to give a more progressive feel to the ethnic cleansing that has been going on from 1948 until today. Working within that system is not the right way, and we’ve had enough opportunities since 1948 to learn as much.
So what should we do instead? It’s very straightforward: drive our stories out into the world, non-stop. To turn Palestinian citizens of Israel, the most invisible within the Jewish-democratic occupation, into citizens who are important and noticed.
PHOTO: Demonstration in Palestine 1948’s Ar’ara Jan 21st 2017 by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP.