Apartheid: How a Reluctant UN Official Was convinced to so Describe Israeli Policies toward Palestinians

Apartheid: How a Reluctant UN Official Was convinced to so Describe Israeli Policies toward Palestinians

“We are now in the sixtieth year of the Nakba. There are those who dance now on our graves, and they consider us their feast. But the Nakba is not a memory; it is a continuous uprooting that makes Palestinians more worried about their existence. The Nakba continues because the occupation continues. Continuing occupation means the continuation of the war. This permanent war waged by Israel against us is not a war to defend its existence; it is a war over our existence. The conflict is not, therefore, a conflict between two existences, as the Israeli discourse promotes . . . You are here, dear friends, to see the facts for how they are. Yesterday we celebrated together the end of apartheid in South Africa. And here you see it thriving . . . in all of its power.”

Apartheid: How a Reluctant UN Official Was convinced to so Describe Israeli Policies toward Palestinians