There are those who ask us why we march with the Palestinians.
Why do we raise the Palestinian flag? Why do we support the Palestinian
"You are Jews!" they tell us. "What are you doing?"
And our response, which I'd like to share with you this afternoon, is very
IT IS PRECISELY BECAUSE WE ARE JEWS THAT WE MARCH WITH THE PALESTINIANS
AND RAISE THEIR FLAG!
IT IS PRECISELY BECAUSE WE ARE JEWS THAT WE DEMAND THAT THE PALESTINIAN
PEOPLES BE RETURNED TO THEIR HOMES AND PROPERTIES!
Yes, in our Torah we are commanded to be fair. We are called upon to pursue
justice. And, what could be more unjust then the century old attempt of
the Zionist movement to invade an other people's land, to drive them out
and steal their property?
The early Zionists proclaimed that they were a people without a land going
to a land without a people.
Innocent sounding words.
But utterly and totally untrue.
Palestine was a land with a people. A people that were developing a national
We have no doubt that would Jewish refugees, have come to Palestine not
with the intention of dominating, not with the intention of making a Jewish
state, not with the intention of dispossessing, not with the intention
of depriving the Palestinians of their basic rights, that they would have
been welcomed by the Palestinians, with the same hospitality that Islamic
peoples have shown Jews throughout history. And we would have lived together
as Jews and Muslims lived before in Palestine in peace and harmony.
To our Islamic and Palestinian friends around the world, please hear our
There are Jews around the world who support your cause. And when we support
your cause we do not mean some partition scheme proposed in 1947 by a UN
that had no right to offer it.
When we say support your cause we do not mean the cut off and cut up pieces
of the West Bank offered by Barak at Camp David together with justice for
less than 10 % of the refugees.
We do not mean anything other than returning the entire land, including
to Jerusalem to Palestinian sovereignty!
At that point justice demands that the Palestinian people should decide
if and how many Jews should remain in the Land.
This is the only path to true reconciliation.
But we demand yet more. WE demand that in returning the land back to its
rightful owners we have not yet done enough. There should be an apology
to the Palestinian people which is clear and precise. Zionism did you wrong.
Zionism stole your homes. Zionism stole your land.
By so proclaiming we proclaim before the world that we are the people of
the Torah, that our faith demands that we be honest and fair and good and
We have attended hundreds of pro Palestinian rallies over the years and
everywhere we go the leaders and audience greet us with the warmth of Middle
Eastern hospitality. What a lie it is to say that Palestinians in particular
or Muslims in general hate Jews. You hate injustice. Not Jews.
Fear not my friends. Evil cannot long triumph. The Zionist nightmare is
at its end. It is exhausted. Its latest brutalities are the death rattle
of the terminally ill.
We will yet both live to see the day when Jew and Palestinian will embrace
in peace under the Palestinian flag in Jerusalem.
And ultimately when mankind's Redeemer will come the sufferings of the
present will long be forgotten in the blessings of the future.
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