CAN YOU BE PRO-PALESTINE/ANTI-STATE OF ISRAEL WITHOUT BEING #ANTISEMITIC?
YES OF COURSE, because the #Palestinian People are also A SEMITIC PEOPLE.
Bible lesson; NOAH HAD THREE SONS, JAPHETH SHEM AND HAM.
THE CHILDREN OF SHEM ARE “ANCESTORS” of all SEMITIC PEOPLE (everyone from Sinai to Afganistan, Syria to Saudi Arabia.) Iraqis are a #Semitic People. As are Syrians and Israelis, and some Turks.
Being anti-#stateofisrael does not make one #antijew#antisemitic
Islamaphobia is #antisemitism but we don’t call it that because Semitism is ALL OF THE SUDDEN exclusive to #Judaism and the #JewishPeople when the average Israeli Jew is JUST AS SEMITIC as a Palestinian #Muslim.
Being against the illegal occupation and colonization of #Palestine is not anti semitism.
Get it the fuck together. #freepalestine
Today, my great uncle, Merick Abramov, passed away at 88 years old. Over 200 people came out to show their respect - people whose lives he touched here in the United States, as well as his birth country of Uzbekistan. One close friend stated “Merick had two lives: his life in the United States and his life in Uzbekistan. I was lucky to know him in both his lives”. Merick left behind his grieving wife, Maria, and their 3 children and grandchildren, but also a presence for those that knew him as someone kind and gentle who they can always speak to honestly. #Shiva#SittingShiva#Tradition#Judaism#Uzbekistan#refugees#immigration#migration#community
Had the privilege of visiting Dohany Street Synagogue - otherwise known as the “Great Synagogue” in Budapest. It was painful, it was heartbreaking to see this site where 70,000 Jewish people were packed into one square through World War II. It angered me to see photos of that time, to read how almost 3,000 people were buried in 24 mass graves, and I felt my heart break again as I read unmarked grave stones for young men, women, and children who lost their lives there between 1944-1945, for no fathomable reason. 600,000 Hungarian Jews perished. I don’t understand how so much of the world stopped and watched, it makes me physically sick. It fills me with rage that in my own country so many years later people deny this human stain on our history or simply don’t pay attention. I can’t reconcile. But through tears, my heart was so full today. For this beautiful, persevering, kind, loving religion, for its people. For the way our tour guide spoke of remembering the past while looking to the future always. For his lack of anger, for his determination that his culture and religion be preserved and this not happen to anyone again. I’m so grateful I got to visit this place with one of my best friends, Melissa, that we got to speak about it and vowed, in a time like this, we would never forget. We wouldn’t let it happen again. I hope you go into a synagogue, a church, a mosque, a temple and see how similar we different people can be. Judaism, a religion that has been open and kind to me since I was little is so much like my Hindu faith, or like the Catholic Churches I pray in - anchored by love and urging you to be engaged in an unjust world. An incredible day for me.
Merci beaucoup, Morocco.
A special country where French, Spanish and Arab cultures combine to form a unique country. A culture with a diversity of religions live side by side in peace and harmony. #Islam#Christianity and #Judaism.