Mudcat Café message #1191138 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69858   Message #1191138
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-May-04 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
"pinpoint accuracy"... Some pins are a lot less accureate than other pins.

But to get back to the song Rabbi-Sol gave us. It seems to envisage the return to the Holy Land by exiled Jews as being to a land shared with the people who were already there, a Palestine shared by Jewish settlers, and Muslim and Christian Arabs, and all of them living together in Palestine, and calling themselves Palestinians - Jewish Palestinians, Muslim Palestinians and Christian Palestinians.

Why it didn't happen is a story of tragedy, and the fault lies with all kinds of people from all the communities involved, and above all with the European anti-semitism that culminated in the Holocaust.

I know there have always been some people from both sides of the division who have longed for a future beyond the violence and the hate that will look like that.