Order Septilin Cod

What is being done to the Palestinians by Israel is not Apartheid. Order septilin cod It is Genocide. Confronting the Israeli occupation                                                                                                                                                                              By Vicki Gray, order septilin cod March 30, order septilin cod 2011 I recently returned from a two-week pilgrimage to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, order septilin cod 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. Order septilin cod Sabeel is an ecumenical Palestinian Christian liberation theology group based in Jerusalem and headed by the Rev. Order septilin cod Naim Ateek, order septilin cod 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, order septilin cod gets on an Israeli bus, order septilin cod drives up the coast to Galilee, order septilin cod across the Galilee to Nazareth and Capernaum, order septilin cod down the Jordan Valley, order septilin cod and up through the Judean Wilderness to Jerusalem. Such pilgrims see lots of sacred sites, order septilin cod but meet not a single Palestinian, order septilin cod and return with the same one-sided view of Israel/Palestine he or she left with. Ours, order septilin cod however, order septilin cod was a pilgrimage to experience the truth of the current situation in Israel/Palestine and to witness to it. To that end, order septilin cod we travelled from Mount Hermon on the occupied Golan Heights, order septilin cod where we met with Druze villagers cut off from their families in Syria, order septilin cod 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, order septilin cod the empty ones in Bethlehem, order septilin cod the farmers in Qalqilya and Jayous cut off from their fields, order septilin cod the sullen streets of the refugee camps, order septilin cod the still-open wound of a decade-old massacre in Jenin, order septilin cod the stench of tear gas in Bil'in. And, order septilin cod everywhere, order septilin cod the gleaming white hilltop colonies, order septilin cod 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, order septilin cod in Sheikh Jarrah, order septilin cod where elderly Palestinians were living in a tent beside their home now occupied by young Israeli religious extremists. Even the dead, order septilin cod we learned, order septilin cod 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, order septilin cod 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, order septilin cod too, order septilin cod 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, order septilin cod who, order septilin cod asked on a bus in the Negev about the appropriateness of the term "apartheid, order septilin cod" replied "It's time to call it what is." Yes, order septilin cod it's time.

-- The Rev. Order septilin cod Vicki Gray, order septilin cod a retired Foreign Service officer, order septilin cod is deacon at Christ the Lord Episcopal Church in Pinole, order septilin cod California.

Original article can be found at: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_127765_ENG_HTM.htm