Talk is cheap
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Thursday Aug 20th, 2009
Fourteen-year-old Juma Ismail lives 50 kilometers from the Mediterranean but had never seen the sea. The Palestinian youth had never set eyes on an Israeli civilian or an airport.
Juma’s horizons expanded this summer, when he left Jalazoun refugee camp in the Occupied West Bank with “Birthright Replugged” on a trip taking Palestinian refugee children to Israel to visit the villages of their ancestors.
The entire world represented at the UN and the leaders of Europe had all agreed on this also. World public opinion had also recognised that this was the only solution: That the Palestinians and their rights should be recognised as an independent Palestinian state on the Israeli occupied West Bank of the Jordan.
But they say,"That is Israel. We will never give up Jerusalem. But everything is negotiable. We want to talk, we want to negotiate."
Israel has been saying this for the last 61 years because she knows as long as she keeps talking and keeps everybody else only talking, nothing will be done about it!