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Sayed Kashua: Why I Have to Leave Israel


Society & Culture  (tags: Arab-Israeli author, Israel, freedoms, hate, society, culture, education, children, ethics, government, sadness, rights, safety, world, violence )

Carrie
- 70 days ago - theguardian.com
The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US



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Stevie A. (10)
Monday July 21, 2014, 11:04 pm
I salute this man for his bravery, his principles and his efforts to educate people. Shared on Facebook. Thanks, Carrie
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:27 am
One must respect him for trying to instill understanding and humanity in people.'Right now, if I were him, I should leave too.
 

Margaret Goodman (239)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 9:13 am
I wish him and his family a good life in the United States.
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 9:17 am
Sad that another voice of reason is silenced. I hope his voice will be heard in America soon.
 

Kathleen Mireault (57)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 12:38 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks for sharing, Carrie. I welcome this brave, principled man to my country, and hope he and his family will prosper here. Please keep telling your stories, Sayed; Americans need to Know, at least as much as anyone else does!
 

Birgit W. (145)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:10 pm
Lona Goudswaard says it all. Thank you.
 

Jane H. (135)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:34 pm
Such a very sad story from such a good man. I hope he continues to tell his story all over this country. I'm grateful he is able to come here and I am hopeful he will want to live out his days here, still telling his truth. WE need to hear it.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:46 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. That was a powerful little piece that everyone should read.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 3:52 pm
Very, very sad that they must leave. But better to leave than to stay and be annihilated. This family is needed. We needed every voice spared from previous genocides, and we will need every voice spared from this one (or should I say "this two."). And we miss the voices that were not spared, from so many genocides.

BTW, off topic but I was reminded, David Nir, who follows US elections and writes about them for Daily Kos, his father, a Holocaust survivor, just passed away.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 10:41 pm
I am sorry to see that My. Kashua and his family see a need to leave their home, and even sorrier to see that their fear is totally rational. The mobs they saw were ugly and evil, and as many counter-protests as there were, as much law-enforcement works to stop them, they will always be dangerous. I wish him the best in his new home.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (44)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:11 am
Israel is loosing a very valuable person.
Thanks Carrie for the article.
 

Franck R. (52)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 6:46 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Nancy C. (798)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:39 am
A poignant and sad story. I hope you find hope, freedom and happiness in the US Sayed Kashua. Please do keep telling your important story.
 

Evanola Davis (68)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 9:08 am
I hope he continues to write about this...it would be a waste for him not to be heard.
 
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