Edward Said: Permission to Narrate •November 21, 2012 • Reblogged from Abagond

Truth About the Palestinian-Israelis Conflict.

Abagond

“Permission to Narrate” (1984) is an essay by Edward Said about how Israel’s war on Lebanon in 1982 was talked about in the West, particularly in America, about how Israel could do terrible things to the Palestinians and yet not be condemned in a way that stuck.

In the war Israel bombed Beirut to bits. It helped its allies, the Phalangists, kill over 2,000 Palestinian men, women and children at Sabra and Shatila. It was Israel that killed over 20,000 Arabs that summer – compared to the 290 Israelis that the Palestinians had killed since the Six-Day War in 1967.

None of these facts were hidden, yet it is the Palestinians who were seen as the terrorists while the Israelis were merely acting out of self-defence. It is Israel that is seen as the champion of humanism, civilization, democracy and all that.

How can that be?

Said says it…

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~ by Mbeti on November 21, 2012.

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