Monday, September 13, 2010
Jews and Arabs/Muslims
I have lived for a bit less than 30 years in this country. I have never seen a more blatant and explicit festival of hate as I have been observing against Muslims in the US as of late. What is more, or most, dangerous is the embrace and championing of this hate by Zionist Jewish leadership in the US. That is so dangerous on the long term and is destined to poison for years and decades to come the relationship between Jews as a whole and all Muslims and Arabs. I of course want only poisoned relationship with Israel, but I believe that our fierce and categorical rejection of Zionism in Palestine should be separate from the attempt to establish--especially after the demise of Israel--harmony and brotherhood/sisterhood between Arabs/Muslims and Jews. There are some 13.5 million Jews in the world and the reckless participation in the campaign of hate by the likes of ADL and other Zionist Jewish organization will be harmful for Jews, let alone the goals of peace and justice--real peace and justice and not the so-called "peace process." I don't understand why Jewish organizations in the US don't lead the campaign against hatred of Muslims; it is in their self-interest to do so after all.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 5:56 AM