Amnon Neumann, a retired Israeli soldier, testifies describing some of what he saw (and participated in) during the ethnic cleansing of Palestine at the hands of Zionist forces. The Zionist description of Palestine as “a land without a people for a people without land” was the mother of all lies that the Zionists successfully propagated in order to take Palestine (without the Palestinians) and implement the Zionist solution to the “European” Jewish Problem. The Europeans wanted the Jews out of Europe, and the Zionist movement made sure that Palestine was the ready destination.
Mr. Neumann testifies: “The land was not empty as I was told as a child.”
Armed men – like Amnon Neumann – were implementing the first chapter of the Zionist experiment in Palestine. Their job was to empty the land from its inhabitants (i.e. the Palestinians) so that it becomes a land without people in order for a people without land (i.e. the Jews) to “inherit” it.
The original crime – what Palestinians call An-Nakba – cannot be reversed. History cannot be undone. So, what can be done about that unmatched crime in human history? The answer is much simpler than most people think. The inability to have absolute justice is no reason to deny all justice. We can repair some of the damage by allowing the Palestine refugees to return to Palestine and live in peace and security as equal citizens with those who are living there. It is that simple, but it requires from all to believe in their own humanity and accept the equal humanity of all.
Hope is the stuff from which life is made!