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What is being done to the Palestinians by Israel is not Apartheid. Lopid overnight delivery It is Genocide. Confronting the Israeli occupation                                                                                                                                                                              By Vicki Gray, lopid overnight delivery March 30, lopid overnight delivery 2011 I recently returned from a two-week pilgrimage to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, lopid overnight delivery my third trip to the area. It was emotionally devastating. I travelled in the company of some 30 Northern California members of Friends of Sabeel North America. Lopid overnight delivery Sabeel is an ecumenical Palestinian Christian liberation theology group based in Jerusalem and headed by the Rev. Lopid overnight delivery Naim Ateek, lopid overnight delivery an Episcopal priest and graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Our trip was a little different from the average Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The average pilgrim flies into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, lopid overnight delivery gets on an Israeli bus, lopid overnight delivery drives up the coast to Galilee, lopid overnight delivery across the Galilee to Nazareth and Capernaum, lopid overnight delivery down the Jordan Valley, lopid overnight delivery and up through the Judean Wilderness to Jerusalem. Such pilgrims see lots of sacred sites, lopid overnight delivery but meet not a single Palestinian, lopid overnight delivery and return with the same one-sided view of Israel/Palestine he or she left with. Ours, lopid overnight delivery however, lopid overnight delivery was a pilgrimage to experience the truth of the current situation in Israel/Palestine and to witness to it. To that end, lopid overnight delivery we travelled from Mount Hermon on the occupied Golan Heights, lopid overnight delivery where we met with Druze villagers cut off from their families in Syria, lopid overnight delivery to the Negev desert in Israel's south where Bedouin villagers are struggling to save their homes from demolition. And across the West Bank we experienced pain at every turn -- the shuttered shops in Hebron, lopid overnight delivery the empty ones in Bethlehem, lopid overnight delivery the farmers in Qalqilya and Jayous cut off from their fields, lopid overnight delivery the sullen streets of the refugee camps, lopid overnight delivery the still-open wound of a decade-old massacre in Jenin, lopid overnight delivery the stench of tear gas in Bil'in. And, lopid overnight delivery everywhere, lopid overnight delivery the gleaming white hilltop colonies, lopid overnight delivery home to half a million Israeli "settlers"; the myriad checkpoints; and the looming obscenity of a 30-foot-high wall. The pain was perhaps most pronounced in East Jerusalem's neighborhoods where we met with Palestinians whose homes were being demolished in Silwan and, lopid overnight delivery in Sheikh Jarrah, lopid overnight delivery where elderly Palestinians were living in a tent beside their home now occupied by young Israeli religious extremists. Even the dead, lopid overnight delivery we learned, lopid overnight delivery were being dispossessed. In the Muslim cemetery of Mamilla -- across the street from the American Consulate -- graves were being desecrated to make room for an American-financed "Museum of Tolerance." My sense of profound sadness and moral outrage was blessedly tempered by our encounters with young Palestinians and Israelis. Among the former -- from our young host in Arbour refugee camp to the exuberant actors in Jenin's Freedom Theater to dear Lubna, lopid overnight delivery a future leader of a truly free Palestine -- the hope they drew from the Arab Awakening now sweeping the Middle East was downright contagious. So, lopid overnight delivery too, lopid overnight delivery was the hope I found in young Israelis unwilling to trade their souls for land or patriotic myth -- the high school senior facing imprisonment for resisting the draft; the Jewish kids from Solidarity Sheikh Jarrah putting on a puppet show for dispossessed Palestinian toddlers; and Michal, lopid overnight delivery who, lopid overnight delivery asked on a bus in the Negev about the appropriateness of the term "apartheid, lopid overnight delivery" replied "It's time to call it what is." Yes, lopid overnight delivery it's time.

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