Obama in Occupied Palestine - Mazin Qumsiyeh

I am a Palestinian from the Bethlehem area but who also happens to hold a
US passport. The latter does not allow me to enter Jerusalem and the US
government will not protect this or other rights I have (including family
reunification). Meanwhile, any Jewish American can come and get automatic
citizenship and live on stolen Palestinian land in our city. It is hard to
describe the level of frustration that I had watching the theater of media
frenzy (devoid of any real substance) about Obama’s visit. Obama gave a
new lifeline to war and conflict by avoiding human rights and international
law. It is the missing ingredient that for the past 65 years precluded
peaceful resolution. It is the twisted logic that says the insecurity of
the thief must be the only thing to be dealt with by ensuring the victims
first recognize the legitimacy of the theft and the legitimacy of the need
for the thief to first have full security and immunity from accountability
for the theft before the victim is put in the room with the armed thief so
that they can work out something (vague and without reference to
International law). That formula has shown to be a disaster and has kept
Apartheid and colonization going. Israel has no incentive to allow a
Palestinian sovereign state let alone redress the injustice (e.g. refugees,
theft of land and resources etc) as long as it continues to get
unconditional check from our tax money and guaranteed veto of the US at the
UN protecting it from International law. This plus over $12 billion in
profits from the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza (captive market,
natural resources etc.) ensures the occupation continues. But Israeli and
American governments are thinking short term. Long term, the changing
reality (in the Arab world) and demographics in Palestine will ensure
change. …. *To read more and see videos of activities and situations faced
by Obama and little reported in the news, visit*

Mazin Qumsiyeh

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