I read a comment which said:
“Dear Palestinians, Not everything in Israel is about you. Believe it or not, we have full lives outside of you.
This comment is only a sample of what Israelis are saying to counter those who attack #j14 for not addressing the real injustice Palestinians suffer inside Israel and the occupied territory. You will see such words everywhere if you try to question the Tent Protest movement or critique any aspect of it.
Today’s Headline on Haaretz English is:
Today’s headline on the Jerusalem Post:
This can’t get any more ugly, until now we haven’t seen any official #J14 condemnations of those actions by the Israeli Government! Does #j14 accept that their social issues can be solved at Palestinian expense? really?
Silence is complicity!
It has been claimed that this Tent Protest movement hasn’t addressed any of those issues, even after 4 weeks, because it is afraid of losing public support. We have been called naive for assuming that Israelis wouldn’t address big issues instantly, this doesn’t convince me. Everyday is another chance to open up the conversation, until when should we wait?
Addressing issues related to Palestinians cannot and shouldn’t be ignored in this whole social justice movement. Don’t use the idea that Arabs are joining the protest movement to boost your own interest and publicity! Do not normalize the situation by using Arab presence, Arabs have demands, and you better address those! Please, end the hypocrisy and emerge to reality!
- What is #j14 really about? (palestinianfieldnegro.wordpress.com)
- Israel approves 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem (guardian.co.uk)