Rally for Palestine – Nakba70 – Gaza – Jerusalem
Cleveland Peace Action, May 18, 2018
The American news media, especially the so-called liberal media, slants its coverage toward Israel. Israeli deaths are reported more often and in more detail than Palestinian deaths. This must change!!! People gathered here today may not hear anything new in what I’m about to say. But I’d like to address these words to the American news media.
Hey CBS News! Tell us how Israel and Egypt have blockaded Gaza by air, sea, and land since 2007, making it the longest running humanitarian crisis on Earth.
Hey, Washington Post! Tell us how Palestinians are imprisoned and their homes are demolished, without due process of law.
I had a bit of an extraordinary experience last Saturday after standing behind the West Side Market in Cleveland with about a half-dozen like-minded friends. We are there every Saturday from 11 until noon, then go to the Koffie Cafe on nearby Market Street for lunch.
Before entering the cafe on Saturday I stood in front of its large window to furl my peace flag, deliberately taking my time so as to increase the chances that the folks inside the cafe will notice the flag and me wearing my 50-year-old army duds.