Why Israelis must disrupt the occupation
Publisher: Electronic Intifada
Date Written: 12/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21199
Even dedicated dedicated well-meaning Israelis do far too little and use far too little of their privilege to challenge and combat the injustice meted out against Palestinians.
Excerpt: Even when we privileged Israelis go to the village of Nabi Saleh on a Friday to participate in the weekly protest, at the end of the day we are free to leave the village, leave the occupation and return to our safe, clean, well-paved spheres. Unlike the Palestinians we leave behind, our homes will not be raided, our roads will not be blocked and our children will not have to hide for days or weeks from the threat of being shot, arrested and tortured.
We return home sweaty and tired, covered in tear gas and skunk water and we feel we did our bit. But what bit did we do? What is the role of the privileged Israeli activists within the resistance and why are we accomplishing so little?