The Evangelical Right of Return
I'm speechless. The Israeli government-which never ceases to amaze- has now reached a new nadir. While Palestinian refugees, like my husband, continue to be denied the right of return to their own land, the Israeli government prepares to give a large slice of that land to Pat Robertson & co. for an Evangenlical Disney Land of some sort, according to the Guardian:
The Israeli government is planning to give up a largeslice of land to American Christian evangelicals to builda biblical theme park by the Sea of Galilee where Jesus issaid to have walked on water and fed 5,000 with fiveloaves and two fish. A consortium of Christian groups, ledby the television evangelist Pat Robertson, is innegotiation with the Israeli ministry of tourism and adeal is expected in the coming months.
So let me see if I have this straight: I'm denied entry to the West Bank because I'm a journalist. Yassine is denied entry to his own home because he's Palestinian. And Evangelical Christians pick up the pieces. Yassine, have you thought about joining forces with the Christian right? It just might be your ticket home. See Umkahlil's post for more.