Why we Support Chicago 2016
  About   |   Contact   |   Donate   |   Site Map   |   About Islam   |   Activist Corner   >> Today is
Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/cairchic/public_html/header.php on line 331
Saturday, May 26, 2018  
Our News
Our Multimedia
CAIR-Chi in the Press
Action Alerts
Press Releases
Media Monitor
Hate Watch
The Scoop
Civil Rights Center
Intern Center
Volunteer Center
Career Center
Resource Center
Report An Incident
Write to the Media
Request A Speaker
Make A Donation
Become A Member
Annual Events
Our Partners
The Mobilizer Blog
MYLS Website
Our Old Site | Oldest
Contact us

A Second Look at the Real Issues at Hand
By Nadia Sulayman

Response to Chicago Tribune's "Summing up Gaza and the Big Picture"

Instead of letting emotional photographs and one-sided stories get the best of us, the facts on the Palestinian-Israeli issue should be reexamined. Everyone has seen the footage and heard the stories about the sadness and disparity of the Jewish settlers who were evicted from the Gaza Strip, but one must not forget the reasons for the removal of the settlers in the first place.

For Charles Krauthammer, the author of “Summing up Gaza and the Big Picture”, to imply that while the Palestinian government has not done anything to help create a Palestinian state the Israeli government has been taking unprecedented action is a far stretch. It must be reiterated that the settlements in the Gaza are illegal in the first place within the occupied territories, so the action taken was only an appropriate small step and not anything to be placed on a pedestal. To say that Israelis have some sort of attachment to “every inch of soil they have reclaimed from sand to swamp” is implying that they have right to the land, in which there all sorts of international laws that factually say otherwise.

To say that the response of Palestinians on the pullout of the settlers has been solely a violent one is untrue. In this whole mess there have been very positive responses, including those who show support for the withdrawal of the settlers. The reliance on biased media coverage showing Palestinians as barbaric and violent is not a fair representation of the many Palestinians who are working to achieve a peaceful Palestinian state through activism, spreading knowledge, and other non-violent means.

copyright © 2005,

First Name:

Last Name:


I liked it          I didn't like it    I am indifferent   



28 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604 | T: (312) 212-1520 | F: (312) 212-1530
| Our News | News Briefs | Action Alerts | Press Center | Events/Workshops | In the News | Volunteer Center | Media Monitor | Resource Center | Report An Incident |
Request A Speaker | Make A Donation | Downloads | Multimedia | The Scoop | Our Partners | Careers | Interns | Newsletter | Contact Us | Proud To Be Muslim |
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2005-2011 © CAIR Chicago. Questions or Comments, Email

Site Designed by