Saw this from BrainPickings.org. I am not in depth with the knowledge and struggles in the past, with regards to Palestine so I can’t review and critic on this animation but all these killings has to stop. The creator for this animation is Nina Paley and more of/about this video can be found in her blogsite. I especially love a comment left by “David” in Ms Nina’s blog. Couldn’t be more apt.
“Thanks for this excellent video of historical conquest!! That successive conquest, depicted in the video, usually meant ethnic cleansing, usually with a religious claim to authority and superiority. The Jews practiced ethnic cleansing according to the Bible. The Jews were ethnically cleansed from Palestine after their rebellion against Rome. The Christians used ethnic cleansing of Jews through anti-semitism and Jewish pograms. The Nazis used ethnic cleansing during World War II through the holocaust. After the State of Israel was created, Israel itself engaged in terrorism against resident rural Arab villages. This was an act of ethnic cleansing, beginning with terrorizing eight hundred thousand Palestinian Arabs to flee to refugee camps including Gaza, then Jordan, and Lebanon. Israel’s conquest of the West Bank and Gaza created an occupation of even more Palestinian refugees that have grown in number to almost two million people living under “apartheid” and siege conditions. This has been an ethnic war against a population. The violation of their human rights and creation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank produced resistance in the form of “intifada” protests and many forms of radical Islam especially in Gaza. Resistance in the form of rockets from Gaza is now the excuse for punishment and continuation of the siege by bombarding and invading Gaza a second time and thereby committing war crimes against civilians under an occupation. Israel faces an historic decision. If it continues on its present course including it’s settlement policy, siege of Gaza, and periodic punishment for resistance in the occupied territories, it may preserve an ethnic Jewish State, but the price will end in protracted war, the death of democracy, and a military totalitarian state. Since under this choice, a two state solution is moot, the only other choice is the application of democracy and human rights to all Palestinians in a single state. This, of course, would mean that Israel would no longer be an ethnic Jewish State but would have to provide religious freedom to all religions. The opposite of ethnic cleansing is human rights for all. I hope Israel will chose human rights for all persons in a single state.”