In this video about life in occupied East Jerusalem the narrator says that there are crazy people in all communities. They are not the problem. The real enemy is the state which sanctions such violence in the name of religion. This is an incredible documentary about the day to day lives of people living in the cauldron of Jerusalem and discovering that ‘enemy’ is a very subjective term. What emerges is the realization that the greatest enemy is ignorance and religious zealotry and the cynical complicity of politicians who use this hatred to divide people or destroy them. It’s encouraging to know that in spite of the government’s complicity (including ours) in this ‘new apartheid’, this policy and the state that sanctions it are doomed…
Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood
Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi | Al Jazeera | Apr 12
________________________________________________________________________________ Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood follows the story of Mohammad al-Kurd, a Palestinian teenager growing up in the midst of a remarkable nonviolent struggle at the centre of one of the world’s most contested cities. At the age of 13, Mohammad was evicted, along with his family, from their home in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah by Israeli settlers seeking to create a permanent Jewish presence in the area.
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