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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Long Overdue Palestinian State

Sixty three years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy left his home in the Galilean city of Safed. His was a family of means. He studied in elementary school, and then came the naqba [calamity, namely, the founding of the State of Israel - ed.]. At night, his family left by foot from Tzfat, to the Jordan River, where they remained for a month. Then they went to Damascus, and then to their relatives in Jordan, and then they settled in Damascus. That child's story, like that of so many other Palestinians, is mine.

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Note: This post is a rewrite of Abu Mazen's article in the New York Times (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).

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At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you. Go back to Syria.


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