Israeli Mother Addresses European Parliament

Published on the Palestinian Pundit, June 28, 2010.

… When I asked the people who invited me here why didn’t they invite a Palestinian woman, the answer was that it would make the discussion
too localized.

I don’t know what is non-localized violence. Racism and discrimination may be theoretical concepts and universal phenomena but their impact is always local, and real. Pain is local, humiliation, sexual abuse, torture and death, are all very local, and so are the scars … (full long text).

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