Solidarity Halifax member Jackie Barkley shares her shame and anger about the Gaza siege with The Chronicle Herald.
I am full of shame and anger about the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Shame — because as a person of European descent, I know that Europe’s historic anti-Semitism, colonialism and genocide against the Jewish people are the real historic precursors to the current suffering of the Palestinian people.
Angry — because the Israeli state uses this history to rationalize its appalling siege, collective punishment, and repeated violation of the rights of the Palestinian people. Shame because Canada is a grovelling supporter of Israeli apartheid and the brutal attack on the Gaza “prison.”
Enough. Oh, and my thanks to Canadian postal workers who’ve stood out by taking an honourable and ethical stand.
Note: Articles published by Solidarity Halifax members do not necessarily reflect positions held by the organization.