Palestine, Oh Palestine We Mourn for Thee

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Why are my Jewish friends so quiet on the killing of children in Palestine?

Where is the moral outrage?

Where is the condemnation?

And when I lift up my voice against this slaughter,why does that make me a Jew hater?

Are Jews beyond reproach?

Are the Jews right to keep the Palestinians from their homeland?

Where is the peace?

Can there be peace for this region?

Are the Palestinians right in wanting to live in Palestine?

Who giveth and taketh this land of Palestine in murder?

“Who really cares to save a world that is destined to die?”

Where are my Jewish friends who rail against the violence committed against their ancestors during the first half of the 20th century?

Why are they so quiet and condemnatory of those who condemn this aggressive action against innocent old men, women and children of Palestine?

Would not Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak out against the militarism of Net-tin-ya-who and the orange horse from the west?

Why is the U N, who created this problem in 1948, silent when the free will of the people to inhibit their ancestral homeland is so brutally denied?

Palestine, oh Palestine, we mourn for thee.

Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist. He is a Contributor at The Hill, SCLC National Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine and Black College Nines. He can be contacted at

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