When we look at the Israel-Palestine conflict, we need to question the role of the U.S. and its unwavering partiality to Israel. America has defended the Israelis through thick and thin. We endured the 1970s oil embargo after supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War and convinced Egypt to recognize Israel's sovereignty in the Camp David Accords. But an alliance should not come at the expense of human rights. Under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel has spread illegal settlements in Palestine and devastated the people of Gaza; Israel has recklessly killed thousands of civilians including students at a United Nations school. Yet many American politicians like Hillary Clinton support Israel wholeheartedly and the U.S. gave $38 billion in military aid in September 2016. How can the U.S. maintain its relationship with Israel while finding peace in Palestine?
Nov 22, 2018
Jubilee recently did a very insightful and fascinating video where they sat down three Israelis and three Palestinians to talk about their differences and similarities regarding the Israel-Palestine crisis. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jj8vne0ca0 If you watched it, what are your thoughts?