No amount of water or disinfectant can wipe the blood from Donald Trump’s hands after the wholesale massacre Monday of protesting Palestinians by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza/Israel border.
The president’s unconscionable decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – defying decades of American policy — was an affront not only to an oppressed, struggling Palestinian people, but it was an arrogant disregard of a Middle East peace process that has been proposed (and advocated) for years by democratic nations around the world.
The violence against the Palestinians must be denounced by all peace-loving, non-violent advocates across the globe, and we must continue to reject a system of apartheid in any form and in any country.
What has been happening in Garza, at the acqueience – and the instigation — of the United States, will forever be a blemish on the heart of America, a stain on the soul of Israel and a damning impression on the conscience of humanity.
As the poet Nikki Giovanni would ask: “Ain’t they got no shame?”
Of course, she would answer, “Naw, they ain’t got no shame.”