My Right Word
13 January '11
I found this article on an environmental blog on the theme of Edible Landscaping by someone named Jake enamoured with "Palestine" and "Palestinians" which includes things like:
The olive tree is such a poetically relevant symbol of the people of Palestine...Some olive trees in the region are over 2,000 years old and are nicknamed “Romans” after the ancient occupiers who supervised their planting. Like the Palestinians, olive trees are native to this land. Christians will recognize the Arab word for Palestinians “Filistinis” as the biblical Philistine people that Jesus and many prophets spoke of. Like the Palestinians, these ancient trees have seen the occupation of this land by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Turks, the Ottomans, the French, the British, and now the Zionists...
...Today I visited the town of Jiftlick in the Jordan River Valley. This visit was arranged by Lifesource, a water rights organization, that seeks to improve water access and reclaim water rights for Palestinians. The dryness of this region is already a challenge to farming and daily existence, but it has been made even more complicated by Israeli policy and the Zionist settlements it supports.
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