3.2.07

I really wanted to write about something else today. But Today I read the Wikipedia article of Natalie Portman. An Israeli actress who studied in Harvard, she assisted Alan Dershowitz on the research for his dispicable book "The Case for Israel". I will put aside all the criticisms for this book, which suffers of major academic flows (some of these can be found on the Wikipedia article).
What interested me, is a tiny part of that article which documents an incident when Portman was stopped by NY police for looking suspicious (she had just shaved her head for her role in V for Vendetta), she was asked by the police to take the bridge instead of the tunnel. Her comment on the issue was rather familiar, she said "It's supposedly random... I didn't understand that logic. If you're a suspect, don't take the tunnel, take the bridge?"
Does she, being such an enthusiast of Zionism, understand that us Palestinians have to live with this question everyday?
Why can we enter Jericho from one road, but have to take the other road home? Or why, when I was born in Jerusalem, I am considered to be there illegally if I manage to bypass all the roadblocks? or why there are two parallel sets of roads near my village, one fully lit and paved, the other unpaved and dark? There are many questions... I can't manage to include all of them.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

...because palis don't deserve to have things which are available to normal people.

Rima Al Ajrami said...

I guess this is exactly what Ned did not want even to include in his recalling of our life. It is not discrimination only that we talk about in this double standard way of living rather it is the reason why it is not possible to talk about it without being reminded that we are second or even third class citizens (if citizens at all. why can not we enjoy normal life, why can not we think that we are discriminated against? why can not we spare this kind of criticism ...etc. Full of anger I can only say thank you Ned for addressing our case always in the best way I can think of, thank you for provoking these comments from those who can do nothing but criticize and enjoy their lives with heads in the sand!

Anonymous said...

maybe if the palestinians stopped their genoicidal terrorism campaign all of those restrictions wouldn't be in place...

there is a price to pay for wanting to destroy Israel, sorry.