Did we go to sleep and wake up in a universe where good and evil have switched? When the Jews become the Nazi's, and when children can't get healthcare what have we become?
I was told to always remember the holocaust. My whole family suffered many deaths as a result. But in my parents mind, the Holocaust only signifies that Jews will always be a target. While in my mind, the Holocaust signifies that Jews have survived for the purpose of becoming the strongest force in civil and human rights, marching with King, making good civil rights laws.
We must remember the holocaust so that we can become the kind of people who protect, not inflict. No matter how grave the situation is, Jews must remember to never become the evil that they overcame. I sent my mother an article today about a pregnant Palestinian woman who's house was raided, then systematically peed on by soldiers after they had torn it apart. They found nothing.
Finally I can say to my parents, yes your fears are true, they hate us. But I can also say, this is why. Every night the soldiers come, sometimes two or three times a week to one house.
Look at what we have become. We have become our own worst enemy. That we would ever do what the Nazi's did to Palestinians, is just reprehensable. It is beyond hypocritical. And it is definately evil.
Now all I feel, in the name of my people who overcame opression so heartily, is shame shame shame, that we have become opressors.
If you think that killing, destroying, bombing and mutilating will make you feel safer, remember, people survive, and they learn from their opressors.