First circulated: 2010/06/25
A human being – who happened to be Jewish – with the name: Eitan Bronstein wrote to Palestinians: “Our humanity is bound up with your right to return”
I once wrote that it is the destiny of the Palestinian people to solve that which Europeans failed to do; the Jewish Problem. Here is a Jew who truly understands the consequences of what Zionism could do – if successful – to Jewish psyche. A moving piece that reminds us all of our common humanity:
“Please, you and your children, don’t ever give up your right to return. Not (only) for yourselves but for me also. Do you understand? If you give up this right all chance for a just life in this land will be lost and I will be sentenced to the shameful life of an eternal occupier, armed from the soles of my feet to the depths of my soul and always afraid, like all colonizers.”
“Our humanity is bound up with your right to return. The day we expelled you from your land you carried a part of it with you. Only when you can return we will be able to restore our humanity.”
On behalf of the Palestinian people, I assure Mr. Bronstein that his humanity is safe; for protecting it, maintaining it, and enriching it is part of our own humanity. Our Right of Return is us, and we would never abandon ourselves.
Read and reflect.
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