Not In My Name
September 18, 2001 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Not In My Name "This is a website by and for Jews who—precisely because we are Jews—can no longer tolerate and will no longer remain silent about Israeli Government brutality against Palestinians."
posted by 40 Watt (7 comments total)
Palestinians Solidarity with Americans in Pictures
Very Touching.
posted by adnanbwp at 2:51 PM on September 18, 2001

Great idea! Now what is the site for a similar outpouring from the Palestinians? I am anxious to see that one.
posted by Postroad at 3:32 PM on September 18, 2001

How many Palestinians have computers I wonder?...
posted by Mossy at 3:53 PM on September 18, 2001

Wouldn't a more appropriate parallel be a "similar outpouring" from Moslems?
posted by Marquis at 4:01 PM on September 18, 2001

for Mossy: there are a great deal of them, oddly enough, and there are any number of computer cafes. There are a number Palestinians web sites too. Heck, the Afghans have them. Why not Palestinians? Recall, too, that there is about 50% of Jordan's population that is Palestinian.
posted by Postroad at 4:55 PM on September 18, 2001
posted by Postroad at 6:37 PM on September 18, 2001

Jewish culture is notoriously pluralistic: everyone disagrees with everybody. There's the old joke about the castaway who builds two synagogues on a desert island. When he's finally rescued by a passing ship the captain asks him why he needs two. The guy shrugs his shoulders and points to them: "That's the one I go to and that one there is the one I don't go to."

A lot of Jews, whether Israeli citizens or not, oppose their own state and faith and defend the Palestinian cause vigorously. Nay, chomskily.

The strange thing is why - oh why? - is it so difficult to find Palestinians with the same independence of spirit?

So, can any of you punters direct me to a Palestinian website or newspaper that is actually capable of even understanding the other side's point of view?

Thanks in eternal anticipation.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:06 PM on September 18, 2001

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