Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Azmi Bisharah was on AlJazeera. He gave an excellent interview on recent developments. My favorite part was the beginning when he warned against basically fetishizing the Al-Aqsa as if it is more important than the rest of Palestine, or as if there is a hierarchy of valuables in our attachment to Palestine. It is time that we stop treating Al-Aqsa as if it is more important than Haifa or Gaza or Nablus. Of course, for the religious crowd, Al-Aqsa is the rallying crowd. For me, the people should be the rallying crowd: the Palestinian dead and injured are far more important to me than any stone of Al-Aqsa.