Thank god powerful speeches like that can get a global audience.
And I had the PERFECT content schedule all lined up for the week. So much for that. This is definitely going up.
Powerful, speach, but as someone who was in ISrael during 9/11, I have to say, this woman is sadly mistaken.
I saw Palestinian children dancing in the streets on 9/11 while we cried.
I was on a bus in the West Bank a month or two later that we shot at by terrorists.
I was down the block from a bus bombing a year and a half later. I helped the wounded, saw civilians run onto burning buses with no personal protection in effort to save their brothers. On the way home, I passed an Arab home that was having a party while we cried.
I do not pass judgment on a people by the acts of the few. I do not pass judgement on individuals bec of their race of religion. But this woman is sadly mistaken in her passion.
As a NYer and a Brooklanite, she cannot relate the situation in Gaza and the West Bank. When Israelis pulled out of Gaza, the local population went EN MASSE and burned down the synagogues. I have seen the video footage first hand. I have friends in the army who have been sniped at while delivering humanitarian aid.
This woman is a passionate speaker, but she has to learn the facts. I was over in college is Israel on 9/11. I saw the parties at a nearby Arab Village. While we prayed for the wounded, their music and festivities drifted across the road.
We ran to holy sites to pray for those victims. I am sure that there were Arabs that did the same. But by my own account, this was not the case.
As I walked away from that bus bombing, crying and just beginning to take stock of the trauma I had endured, the Arab taxi that tried to pick me up was blasting music. I waited for another cab.
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