|ONE OF THESE KIDS IS A PALESTINIAN AND ONE IS AN ISRAELI JEW|
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So what happens when one lone invisible Jew living amongst Palestinian Arabs in the Occupied Territories, in Palestine, suddenly announces, "...hey, did I mention I am Jewish?"
Interesting, sad, uplifting and tragic.
The story of what happens should embarrass a whole lot of Jews and a whole lot of Israelis.
But it probably won't.
And therein lies the rub.
The following was taken from today's Jewish Daily Forward.
Being a Jew in Palestine
Joys and Frustrations of Working in West Bank
By Beth Miller
I took a deep breath. “I’m actually Jewish. And I’ve always felt….” Who even remembers what I said next? I finished my sentence. Safa took my glass and refilled it. Imad said that he wanted to tell me three things. First, there are many similarities between Jews and Muslims. Second, he understands the difference between a Jewish person and the Israel Defense Forces. Third, it was shameful that I hadn’t yet gone to see more of the Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem.
Read more: http://www.forward.com/articles/154661/being-a-jew-in-palestine/?p=all#ixzz1sQaTEM3i