I tried hard to help him, but couldn't. Legally, his kind isn't wanted anywhere.
"I'll do anything," he said. "Wash dishes for the rest of my life, dig holes. Work every day. I don't care what I'm paid. Can't you sneak me in?"
Righto, an illegal immigrant who's a Palestinian. If he got caught, he could look forward to quite a future.
We're still friends though I as a Jew, am encouraged by Israel to live in his land, while he is expected to grasp the short end of history. He once told me that he felt that he was a victim of antisemitism.
As Gideon Levy has just said: "The Palestinians are The New Jews . . . The great powers supported partition at the time, the great power is now opposed to a state. But the moral validity remains the same, there is no longer anyone in the world who can seriously claim that they don't deserve what we deserved, without being a racist, a chauvinist or a cynical opportunist."
M. also said that he found it odd that he as a Palestinian, has no passport, while many of the Israeli "settlers" have two.
We still "hope" together, but to be asked to be "patient" now, in a speech that never even mentioned the euphemism "settlements", is to be
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"I couldn't believe what I heard. It sounded as though the Palestinians were the ones occupying Israel. There wasn't one word of empathy for the Palestinians. He spoke only of the Israelis' troubles."Israel's Anti-democratic enterprise
—Hanan Ashrawi, quoted in Haaretz
Israel's anti-democratic impulses grow