A Searing Nakba

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Abby Zimet

Fallout from the incendiary Nakba Day protests - sparked by righteous Palestinian anger, tamped down by excessive Israeli firepower - goes on. A roundup here; why Jews need to recognize the Nakba here; video here, the second, of the brutality Palestinians daily encounter; and a look at "this ungodly mess" that is Israel here. As a Jew, one weeps. Below, protesters march, chant, wave flags and finally scale the fence at the Golan Heights.

"The same Occupation which ruins the lives of our neighbors, our cousins, the Palestinians, has also rendered Israel bloated and fearful and tainted and dumbed down and callous – and thus fundamentally unable to do anything about the most enduring threat to its own future, the Occupation."

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