Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Look at the world through their eyes" - Obama to Israeli youth

"But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice must also be recognized.And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.
It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own -- living their entire lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements, not just of those young people but their parents, their grandparents, every single day. It’s not just when settler violence against Palestinians goes unpunished.  It’s not right to prevent Palestinians from farming their lands or restricting a student’s ability to move around the West Bank or displace Palestinian families from their homes. Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land."
President Obama to Israeli youth, March 21, 2013
Full transcript
Israeli youth - Jewish and Arab react to Obama's speech

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