Kate Troy wrote:
> In fact, the only support for Arabs, Palestinian types or otherwise, I
> find anywhere is among certain people in Academia.
I can find it just fine elsewhere. On the April 20th pro-Palestinian
demonstrations in Washington D.C.:
In fact, a highlight of both independent and corporate news coverage
was the Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who were in D.C. to express
solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. The image of a Hasidic man
wearing the tradtional long beard and hat standing side by side with
family wearing Palestinian kaffiyehs became a stirring symbol of the
nature of the demonstrations. The Post reports on this unity in
story, quoting Rabbi Yisroel Weiss who believes that Israel should
returned to the Palestinians. However, the photograph chosen to
accompany the story on washingtonpost.com is of two Jewish men in
conversation with two Arab men and bears the caption, "Osher Zelig
Estreicher, left, debates policy with Kamal Gafar, as do Rabbi Chaim
Tzvi Freimann and Galal Elraida. (Jahi Chikwendiu - The Washington
Post)." It is an image of contention that offsets the message of
support and cooperation evident at the marches and rally.
The photograph at washingtonpost.com that was mentioned above is at:
Some text from that page:
Several downtown blocks away, thousands of other pro-Palestinian
activists took to the streets for another march to free Palestine.
group was made up mostly of Arab Americans with relatives in the
occupied territories and U.S. Jews opposed to the occupation.
"The Palestinians here in the crowd look at us mistrustfully at
first," said Rabbi Yisroel Weiss, 45, of New York. "But then they
speak a few words with us, and they show us respect and friendship."
Weiss traveled to Washington with several dozen Orthodox rabbis to
join the march, which left the Washington Hilton, joined
anti-globalization demonstrators outside the Foggy Bottom
of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and continued on
Capitol. He said his group favored dismantling Israel and returning
to the Palestinians.