Nora Lester Murad The View From My Window in Palestine
May 29, 2012 by Nora Lester Murad
June 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm
no it not safe in the old city
June 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm
How can we make it safer for everyone?
carolyn quffa says
June 1, 2012 at 9:20 am
Great video, Nora, to an age old question. I really liked the details given by the last two people who were interviewed and the man who said, “…if a Palestinian bumps a settler the Palestinian will be taken to court.” Also, there are rumors of free drug distribution given to the Jerusalem Palestinian youth by Israeli government officials and this has occurred in other mixed Palestinian/Israeli cities. it is rumored the Israeli army has a big drug problem. Does anyone know about this?
June 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm
I have heard that the Israeli police are somehow involved in the drug trade among Palestinians in Jerusalem, but I’ve never seen any data or proof. There is definitely this type of thing happening in inner city neighborhoods in the US — it’s a way for police to get into communities and develop relationships that they can use for other reasons, and it keeps the community divided just enough to make it easier to control them.
May 30, 2012 at 11:50 am
It’s a great video, though it makes me cry.
Just a sample of what’s going on. Palestinians living under oppression, zionists feeling and projecting their need of power and hate in others, and “first world” citizens” just touring around, oblivious to anyone’s suffering. On holidays, that’s how we live, we gave “holidays” to our common sense and hearts.
How can we keep buying this sense of “normality” that the zionists wants to convey to the world? This is weird to say the least!
June 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm
I think all the multiple realities are true for different people at the same time. And that’s what makes it so hard to change.
June 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Yes, the nazis also had their own reality and believed in it. I think change should happen in the hearts of those who witness in silence this ongoing and permanent crime. Zionists won’t change, they keep going because that’s their will and because they have the embarrassing support of the int’l community.
Samer Kokaly says
May 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm
Yes Nora, i also find it very safe, specially for tourists,because Palestinian are very warm and hospitable in thier culture and they welcome tourists,so i encourage them to visit Jerusalem and other cities like Hebron, Bethlehem , Nablus…..etc, Because the presense of Internationals make it even more safe.
May 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm
That’s a good point that no one touched on — the presence of internationals makes it more safe for Palestinians. Of course, various accompaniment activities are designed just for that reason, which is, for internationals to provide protection and witness to crimes against Palestinians.
May 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm
The most telling interview, to me, was the young police officer toward the end. My guess is that he is too young to have had his words cleansed by others. Yet.
May 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm
For me, the most telling interviews were the 10+ people who refused to speak on camera and went on and on about how much trouble they’d get in if they spoke honestly on film (e.g., my shop will get shut, I’ll lose my permit, they’ll arrest me).