Palestine Lost

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To appreciate the enormity of the crimes against the Palestinian people, one must understand that while persons are certainly individuals, they are something more as well. That’s what we mean when we use words like society,  culture, and people. What has happened to the Palestinians is not simply that some individuals were killed and others were driven from land their families had lived on and worked for 1,500 years. Those horrible things amount to only part of the atrocity that befell them.
The other part is the cultural genocide that has been perpetrated. Palestine was a vibrant cultural and economic center, with thriving cities and lush farms. It wasn’t a “land without a people” or a savage-filled desert waiting for European Jews to make it bloom. We cannot understand current events in the Middle East without understanding that the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which began before 1948, meant so much more than just driving people from their homes. It meant eradicating the record and memory of a beautiful place (where, incidentally, Jews also could and did live in peace).
This documentary shows what has been lost.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Al Jazeera is staffed by a bunch of absolute dumbasses, I’m sure this documentary would be adequate to its purpose have they bothered to employ a translator, the majority of the American population is just flat-out lazy besides being badly informed, on the other hand there is a substantial blind or in my case dyslexic population that are trying to be better informed, if these folks are trying to reach and American population they are going to have to do better.