Report from Palestine Chronicles Sense of Crisis, Hope
by Matt MeyerWe want everything, everything, everything Other men aspire to. What another’s entitled to we’re entitled to too.
— excerpt of “Everything,” from The Rothschilds (Brock & Harnick, 1970)
There is an emergency in Palestine right this very moment, but most internationalists are too caught up in our own entitlements, our own misunderstood history based on Broadway mythologies and Western distortion, to act with the intensity that is warranted. Unless solidarity and struggle shifts into high gear fast, there may be no averting the tragedy already in the making — one on a scale which dwarfs what has come before. These are the thoughts that whirl through this author’s head on traveling to the Middle East with my just-turned 13-year-old son, my daughter, and my partner. (more…)