Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shades of Israeli terrorism

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Letters to the Editor

January 21, 2009

"Still chasing the dream?"

He had a dream! And oh, what a dream it was! A dream of equality, a dream of unity, a dream of solidarity. What a fight, what a battle, as the brothers and sisters lifted their arms, hands raised and clasped together to show their strength and unity and oneness! What a fight, as we marched and protested and sang our songs of triumph and spoke our words of courage! What a fight, as we lifted high the banner of equality — equal rights for all men and women, regardless of color! What a fight, as we suffered humiliation and setbacks, degradation and injustice!

But I ask you, has that dream been realized? Or have our ideals and our aspirations fallen by the wayside? Where is the unity, the brotherhood, the oneness of heart and spirit? Where is the fighting spirit and the willingness to sacrifice and work hard, to lift up your brothers and sisters and make for them a better life? Look around you and see if his dream — and your dream, our dream — has become a reality.

– Ted Rudow III,MA

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Shades of Israeli terrorism

Dear Editor:
Israeli terrorism is both very evident and very quietly evident. It is very evident in that it occupies Palestinian lands brazenly, and has for more than 50 years.

And it is very quietly evident in that many little acts of terrorism happen every day in out-of-the-way corners that make no news or no waves. Fields and orchards are bulldozed, or farmers cannot harvest them for fear of being shot. Food supplies are limited or curtailed, or made too expensive to purchase, resulting in malnutrition.

Now, it is happening every day. Factories and warehouses are blown up in case they might produce or hide weapons. Individual Palestinians are harassed, humiliated, beaten, tormented, tortured, imprisoned or killed every day. And all this happens out of sight of the world, the victims unreported, their anguish unnoticed, yet the agony enduring a lifetime, for those who survive. This is terrorism.

Ted Rudow III, MA

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